April 2013

The Dark

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The Dark By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316187480
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

The text and illustrations are so well integrated in The Dark that it is as if Lemony and Jon became one person in its creation. A boy is afraid of the dark and it sure does look scary, but it turns out that the dark helps the boy overcome his fear. Intrigued?? Take a peek!!!



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Transfer (American Poets Continuum #128) By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934414521
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Published: BOA Editions - August 23rd, 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye, the recipient of 2013 Robert Creeley Award, was born to an American mother and a Palestinian father.  In her newest collection, Transfer, she draws on her Palestinian-American heritage and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity.  Transfer was a finalist for the 2012 Arab-American Book Award.


Cold Magic

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Cold Magic (The Spiritwalker Trilogy #1) By Kate Elliott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316080859
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Orbit - September 9th, 2010

and complex characters match wits in a fantastic steampunk world.
Looking for formidable heroines? Look no further than Cat Barahal and
her cousin Bee. Tired of the same old steampunk gadgets? Check out the
clash between new tech and old magic in this head-spinning adventure,
not to mention the saber-toothed werecats and dragons. Bottom line: I
wish I had written this book.Rebecca

The Cineaste

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The Cineaste: Poems By A. Van Jordan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239157
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2013

Jordan's book lives in that ephemeral residual dreaminess left over from a just-seen movie, with unlikely mind-scenes, extrapolation and fantasy inspired by specific films and, in a wondrous central section, a poetic exploration of pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Movies and poetics: a perfect symmetry.


The Iliad

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The Iliad By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by) Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780140445923
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Published: Penguin Classics - July 1st, 1991

The Odyssey is full of tales and adventures; the Iliad is one vast combat narrative centering on the psychopathic super-warrior Achilles and warfare jacked up by direct intervention of the gods. Fagles' translation vividly captures the gore, insanity and stark beauty of that most intense of human experiences.  2700 years old and still one of the greats.



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