Thursday, December 02, 2021

Page Turners

A House by Kevin Henkes

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This delightful picture book by Caldecott Winner Kevin Henkes introduces readers to what it means to be a home.

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Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There by Marc Myers

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The rock concert in all its glory is the subject of Marc Myers’s fascinating new book

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How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Until the pandemic, most of us lived in a high-speed world.

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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide by Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Travel the culinary world! Highlighted delicacies include fermented pocket cheese, known as kurt (Kyrgyzstan); sumo wrestler stew, known as chanko nabe (Japan); and cinnamon flavored bugs (jumiles, Mexico), just to name a few.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe by Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Do you like your science delivered with pictures and cartoons?

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The Met Georgia O’Keeffe: She Saw the World in a Flower by Gabrielle Balkan

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This book, in a wonderful new series from The Met, is both a wonderfully told and illustrated biography of Georgia O’Keeffe and a fantastic guide for young artists to stretch their imagination when it comes to making their own art

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The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

Published Nov. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

It’s 1840 when England is deporting convicts to Australia and Aboriginal people are being taken from their families into service by the white colonists.

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Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Delightful! This light-hearted mystery novel features a budding, erratic psychic (and travel agent) who works with a detective to help solve a murder mystery that unexpectedly connects to her past.

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Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli by Mark Seal

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The story of the making of The Godfather is as legendary as the film.

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What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Omar El Akkad’s exquisite language brings us right into the world of refugees in a way that is riveting, enlightening, and provocative.

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This coming-of-age story features Ailey Pearl Garfield, whose present-day challenges are embedded in the history of her extended family stretching back to pre-Colonial times.

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Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Elizabeth Strout is one of my favorite authors.

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Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood (Young Adult ages 14 plus)

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is a Jane Eyre retelling with some magic.

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The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

Published Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Billionaire Jason Lambert hosts an event for world and corporate leaders aboard his yacht Galaxy, which then explodes and sinks. Only 10 people make it onto a lifeboat.

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Faron Goss by Diane Lechleitner

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In this small harbor town off the coast of Maine, Faron Goss is eight years old when his mother falls off a boat and drowns.

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The Elephants Come Home by Kim Tomsic and illustrated by Hadley Hooper

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How do you persuade a herd of angry, stampeding elephants to move from an unsafe place into a preserve?

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The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Isaiah and Samuel are slaves who find refuge working in the barn together and in each other.

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All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris (expected release 11/2/21)

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A corporate attorney, who happens to be the lone black woman in a senior management position, arrives at her boss’s office very early one morning to find him dead from a gunshot.

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Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

This is the best novel I’ve read in years, but there is nothing easy about it.

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The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Effie, 27, struggles with her parents’ divorce, hates her father’s new girlfriend, and is horrified that her beloved family home has been sold.

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We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Jen and Riley, best friends forever, have very different lives now that they are in their 30s.

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The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In June 1954, Emmett Watson is driven home by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he just had served for 15 months for accidentally killing someone.

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Chez Bob by Bob Shea

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Children are in on the secret devious plans of Bob, but surprises await them (and Bob) in this hilarious tale.

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Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

Published Oct. 28, 2021 12:01 a.m.

These spectacular, mouth-watering recipes are everything you’d expect and more.

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Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I have become a fan of Lia Louis after reading last year’s Dear Emmie Blue and now Eight Perfect Hours.

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Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I understand why this is the #1 bestseller in France and Italy. It is my favorite book of the year.

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The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Charming and humorous, this tightly plotted mystery pulled every single thread together at the end.

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Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

An absolute delight from beginning to end, this novel doesn’t shy away from tough topics, but takes time to infuse the story with light and laughter in between, making this book incredibly special.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

At its heart, this is a collection of stories deftly woven together to become one story about the power of the written word to connect us across time and space, memory and place, age and experience.

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Smile by Sarah Ruhl

Published Oct. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

How do you communicate when you can’t move your face?

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