May 2014

Remember Me Like This

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781400062126
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Published: Random House - May 13th, 2014

You don't as much read this book as you inhabit the world that Johnston has so fluidly created in writing it.  The hot and humid Texas landscape is as much a character as the stricken members of the Campbell family who are navigating their way through an emotional landscape that, as a parent, is hard to imagine.  This book is achingly beautiful and one of the finest I've ever read.

Anne


Remember Me Like This

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ISBN: 9781400062126
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Published: Random House - May 13th, 2014

Bret Anthony Johnston's first novel is a dazzling and melancholy work about families and the ways we know and never know each other. His insight into his characters' psychology is acute and pointed yet he still leaves so much to the imagination, so much we can never know. The book deserves to be a hit with readers all fiction, but readers of family and domestic fiction should take particular note of this luminous and heartbreaking work.

Marie


Virginia Wolf

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By Kyo Maclear, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781554536498
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 2012

One morning, Virginia wakes up in such a wolfish mood that the whole house feels upside down. What can her sister Vanessa do to help banish the doldrums? A beautiful, poetic picture book based on real-life sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

Mackenzie


Rooftoppers

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By Katherine Rundell, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442490581
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2013

At only a year old, Sophie was rescued from a shipwreck by an eccentric bachelor named Charles who raised  her to draw on the walls, use books as plates, and wear bright red trousers when all the other Victorian girls around her wear skirts. Never ignore the possible, says Charles, and when she turns twelve, Sophie starts to think it might just be possible her mother survived the shipwreck. So with a welfare agency intent on separating them on their tail, Sophie and Charles flee to Paris to begin searching for her mother with the only clue they have--the address on the inside of the cello case Sophie washed ashore in. Whimsical, magical, and wildly charming, this book will make you pine to scramble across Parisian rooftops.

Mackenzie


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