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Rules of MagicMore Staff Picks +
A prequel to Hoffman's Practical Magic, this book enchants delights and entertains. A tale of the Owens family for whom love is a curse that began in 1620. Franny, Bridget (jet) and Vincent explore their magical DNA--- breaking all of the rules their mother Susanna has laid down. I.E. no walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing of black, no animal familiars. And most of all----no falling in love!!!! Not necessary to have read Practical Magic for absolute total enjoyment!!!!!
TallgrassMore Staff Picks +
Fearing more attacks by the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, the US decided to evacuate and relocate our West Coast Japanese citizens to internment camps such as the one in this story in Colorado. Fear and prejudice from the community make their experience even worse. Told from the perspective of Rennie, a 13 year old girl, we read both a mystery of who raped and killed a neighbor girl, as well as the family secrets, in this 1940's Historical Fiction.
The Unwomanly Face of WarMore Staff Picks +
This book details women's experiences in the Russian armed forces during World War II. The author gathers anecdotes from over 200 women and carefully draws out their personal experiences. Some are reluctant to share, others have been waiting a long time to tell their stories.
My Favorite Thing Is MonstersMore Staff Picks +
Delve into the world of 1968 as seen through the eyes of Karen Reyes, a self proclaimed private eye with a love for classic Universal monsters. After Anka, a mysterious woman living in Karen's apartment complex, dies, Karen goes into investigative mode, determined to find her killer. We see the story unfold in Karen's notebook, gorgeously rendered in intricate hatch work drawings of both the beautiful and the bizarre, in a stream of consciousness dream world filled with Karen's very own monsters. A masterwork of a graphic novel on par with Art Spiegelman's Maus.
Leonardo da VinciMore Staff Picks +
Leonardo made some sketches of machines and a couple of famous paintings. Most of his inventions were never built and most of his paintings were never finished … I admit that I never really understood how this qualified him for “genius” status. Walter Isaacosn does a great job of illustrating just how different and original Leonardo was in his thinking and his art, and just how deserving he is of the title “genius.” Highly recommended.
The Losers ClubMore Staff Picks +
Alec is in sixth grade, and he loves to read. He'd rather lose himself in a good book than do anything else in the world. However, it's his love of reading that gets him into trouble at school. As punishment, he has to join an after-school program; in particular, he has to become a member of a club. Thinking he can outsmart everyone, Alec attempts to start a club that only HE can join; a club where all he has to worry about is reading. Unfortunately, another kid joins his ranks. Then another. And another! Pretty soon, Alec finds himself the president of The Losers Club -- a club only HE could join, but that now boasts several members! Although he tries to resist, Alec slowly discovers that real life can be just as interesting as the stories he reads.
Strange the DreamerMore Staff Picks +
Lazlo Strange, the orphan of a war grew up to be a junior librarian. His obsession with the lost city of Weep started when he was only five years old. He dreams of a blue skinned goddess. Could she be real? What are the so called gods anyway? Could his dreams of Weep lead him to discover his destiny?
Every Falling StarMore Staff Picks +
Sungju is a twelve year old boy who is left to fend for himself on the streets of modern day North Korea. Rarely is a first hand account of life in North Korea allowed to be told. Hang in there through the middle. The temptation is to give up in some slower moving parts. The whole story is worth your time. This read will provide the reader with a new perspective that may lead to a greater understanding of others.
The UnlikeliesMore Staff Picks +
This rich and thought-provoking novel takes on timely issues and timeless experiences with a winning combination of romance, humor, and wisdom. This unlikely story is likely to be a hit!
Everything, EverythingMore Staff Picks +
Everything, Everything is about the thrill and heartbreak that happens when we break out of our shell to do crazy, sometimes death-defying things for love.