The Giver by Lois Lowry PZ7 L88 Gi 1993 Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back..
The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Call number PZ7 L88 Gi 1993. In a radical departure from her realistic fiction and comic chronicles of Anastasia, Lowry creates a chilling, tightly controlled future society where all controversy, pain, and choice have been expunged, each childhood year has its privileges and responsibilities, and family members are selected for compatibility. As Jonas approaches the 'Ceremony of Twelve,' he wonders what his adult 'Assignment' will be.
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende PQ8098.1.L54 E813 1988 An exotic dance that beguiles and entices... The enchanted and enchanting account of a contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality through the creative power of her own imagination.
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen PS3556.R334 C67 2001 After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of heart and humor.
The Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie. Call number: PR6005.H66 S4 1976. Miss Marple--Agatha Christie's immortal spinster sleuth with the razor-sharp mind and an intuitive understanding of criminal behavior--encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.
A place of greater safety by Hilary Mantel PR6063.A622 P5 2006 It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden--and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre is diligent, and terrified of violence. Camille Desmoulins is obsessed by one woman and engaged to marry another, her daughter. In the swells of revolution, they each taste the addictive delights of power, and the price that must be paid for it.
The Optimistic Child, by Martin Seligman. Call number: BF723.O67 S45 2007. According to noted psychologist Seligman (Learned Optimism), 30% of American children suffer from depression. Further, his studies demonstrate that "pessimistic children are at much higher risk for becoming depressed than optimistic children." His mission here is to teach parents and other concerned adults how to instill in children a sense of optimism and personal mastery.
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie. Adapted by Norma, Wilmaury Miss Marple's first case is adapted into the first Miss Marple comic book in this long-awaited adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels.
The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman PN6727.K586 W38 2009 Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection. ...