“This brave and beautiful memoir gets at the core of what it means to be a parent—how painful it can be, how scary it can get, and how rewarding it is. By facing a challenge that would try any of us, and beat many of us, Bissinger emerges a better man. He not only finds his son, but himself, and the reader finds something, too. After reading Father’s Day, I’ve rethought my assumptions about what makes a successful and worthy life.” —David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy
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ISBN: 9780547816562
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - May 8th, 2012

“Humans face death with trepidation and elaborate rituals, but what about animals? Proffering lessons both spiritual and ecological, the author of the lovely The Mind of a Raven shows us the animal way of death, as when wolves, large cats, eagles, and weasels work in tandem to get rid of killed prey. Not just for animal lovers.” —Library Journal
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ISBN: 9780547752662
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - June 19th, 2012

The realization came in my teens: My parents are people, too. While I still struggle to discover and relate to “Mom” and “Dad,” Alison Bechdel has used memories, journals, and therapy sessions, not only exploring their relationships to her, but searching out their independent identities. What she did in the award-winning Fun Home about her late father, she now bravely attempts with her still-living mother. Whatever your parental relationships, Are You My Mother? will ring true.
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ISBN: 9780618982509
Availability: Backordered
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2012

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, detective Claire deWitt arrives in New Orleans to investigate the disappearance of a well-known prosecutor. DeWitt is not your usual detective—her methods include divination, dreams, and omens, as well as a battered copy of Détection by French detective Jacques Silette, and to say she’s an unreliable narrator is to put it lightly. But the best part of this novel is New Orleans itself, reeling and wounded from Katrina and its aftermath. Dark, richly atmospheric, and highly recommended.

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ISBN: 9780547747613
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2012

Sam and Jackson both love baseball but only one of them makes the team. But with the help of his friend, Sam learns that there is more than one way to contribute at a ballpark and ultimately becomes a legendary peanut-throwing vendor and biggest fan of his loyal friend. Tim Egan’s delightful, fun, and suspenseful picture book will not only have you harken for the baseball stadium experience, but will remind you about why enduring friendships are the best path to happiness and success. Grades: Kindergarten +
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ISBN: 9780618337187
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children - April 1st, 2006



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