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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956More Staff Picks +
An incredibly detailed look at the GULAG system that lived just beneath the facade of perceived normalcy in the Soviet Union. This book traces the beginnings of the GULAG system during the establishment of the Communist regime under Vladimir Lenin until the Glasnost era under Nikita Khrushchev.
Jughead Vol. 1More Staff Picks +
If you're a fan of CW's Riverdale or just a fan of all things Archie, you should definitely check out Chip Zdarsky's Jughead. Filled with all things Jones this modern uptake on the classic characters will fulfill both old fans and new.
The Precious OneMore Staff Picks +
I enjoyed the way this book told multiple stories with eloquent language lots of feeling and depth. The underlying theme of love is expressed in many forms through many characters who are developed well and who invoke reactions from the reader. I loved this book!
CountryMore Staff Picks +
Stephanie a stay at home Mom and a marriage that has been unstable for years. Suddenly finds herself a widow after a weekend get away with friends. How will try and turn her life around. She is all alone, her children are grown and on their own. She still see her friends but feels like a fifth wheel. What is she going to do?
My Absolute DarlingMore Staff Picks +
This is a brutal, tremendous debut novel by Gabriel Tallent about a tough teen girl. Turtle Alveston has grown up isolated since her mother's mysterious death years ago. Her survivalist father has drilled into her a lifetime of skills learned the hard way. She will need all that and more to break loose from his fierce psychotic strangle hold. Middle school teachers and teens slowly bring her out of her shell to find and become herself. Not, however without great pain both physically and emotionally. It is a novel readers will gulp down, gasping
On The IslandMore Staff Picks +
Anna Emerson, age 30, is the teacher that is going to a tropical island to tutor for the summer. TJ Callahan, age 16, is the student that is in remission from his cancer. TJ doesn’t want to go to Maldives for the summer, he wants to stay home and be with his friends. His parents let him stay home for the weekend and hire a private jet to fly him and Anna to Maldives. On the flight, the pilot has a heart attack and the plane crashes into the ocean. Anna and TJ make it to an uninhabited island. How will they survive and when will they be rescued?
Young Jane YoungMore Staff Picks +
This warm witty take down of slut shaming might be considered a re imagined story of a Monica Lewinsky like protagonist. Frank, fully realized characters take turns narrating even while exploring dark themes of secrecy and betrayal. A perfect end of the summer read. Zevin makes Aviva's (Jane's) successful re invention for a good life not exactly easy but, more importantly, possible. Marvelous!!
Finding FortuneMore Staff Picks +
Angry with her mother and waiting for her father to return from Afghanistan, twelve-year-old Ren runs away to a boardinghouse in the nearby ghost town of Fortune. Ren sets out to solve a mystery that will keep the town from fading away.
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and DinosaursMore Staff Picks +
What's better than ice cream? Dinosaurs and ice cream!! This book is on heavy read-aloud rotation at my house. The story is simple and repetitive and if you have a child who likes to chime in and finish sentences when you're reading, this is the book for you! As with most of Litwin's books, head to the Internet to learn the jazzy tunes to go along with the story.
The Blade ItselfMore Staff Picks +
A dark and bloody fantasy in the George R.R. Martin tradition. The author writes excellent action sequences that give the book a brisk, cinematic feel. While many fantasy writers dedicate hundreds of pages to world-building details, Abercrombie gives just enough information to keep the reader hooked and the plot moving.