OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

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HHhH / Laurent Binet

In a riveting first novel, French author Laurent Binet tells the story of the assassination of the “hangman of Prague” Reinhard Heydrich by a pair of resistance fighters, one Czech and one Slovak.  Heydrich was the force behind Hitler’s “final solution” and a very ambitious Nazi official who was on his way back to Berlin […]

 
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Midnight’s children / Salman Rushdie

Saleem Sinai’s life story parallels that of modern India.  He’s born at midnight in 1947 at the moment Great Britain relinquishes control of the subcontinent.  (The actual span of events covered is 1915 – 1980.)   By turns pompous and penitent, the narrator careens through his episodic adventures which reflect (in a funhouse mirror)  phases of the country’s political […]

 
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My sunshine away / M. O. Walsh

In an idyllic suburban neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, teenaged Lindy Simpson was raped just yards from her home.  The slightly younger boy across the street is briefly considered a suspect, but mostly he is in love with her as only a teenager can be.  Obsession might be too strong a word for the emotions […]

 
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Romantic Music

  Check out a selection of  our CDs that feature romantic love songs by popular music artists  —   My funny valentine / Chet Baker CD 781.65 BAK , Love songs /Marlene Dietrich CD 781.63 DIE , My love  / Céline Dion  CD 781.63 DIO , The very best of Dan Fogelberg/ Dan Fogelberg   CD 781.63 FOG , At Last […]

 
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MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER

Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]