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I was done with werewolves until this fiercely unique debut piqued my interest. Held has created an atmospheric and layered world around insane Silver and her ally, pack enforcer Andrew Dare, as they search for the man responsible for Silver’s damage. Dark and twisted, sharply written, with deeply developed characters, this stunning book kept me up all night. I cannot recommend it enough.

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780765330376
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Published: Tor Books - June 5th, 2012

In this fresh, fun urban fantasy, Edie, the new nurse on the supernatural ward of county hospital, gets more than she bargained for when she gets caught in a vampire war. Factor in a hot zombie, an irritable German ghost in a boom box, and a needy vampire, and Edie’s got a lot going on. I loved this unique debut by local author Alexander, and can’t wait for book two!

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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780312553395
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 22nd, 2012

“First you have brown, all around you have brown / and then there are seeds / and a wish for rain…”

Surrounded by nothing but the barren brown of winter, a bespectacled young gardener and his coterie of animal companions plant the first seeds of spring. They patiently examine the stubborn brown, fret over the possibility of peckish birds and stomping bears, and listen for the green buzzing of nascent life below the earth. A gentle, wistful palette, exquisitely crafted woodblock and pencil detail, and direct, intimate language leave the reader sharing the same hope, doubt, and ultimately joy at the sweeping green of spring’s arrival. Preschool–Grade 2.

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Eileen
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By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596436244
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2012

In this lyrical biography of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle, whales move like sparrows; otters, ballerinas. Bioluminescent creatures flash with blue fire, like fireflies in open air. As much a celebration of the ocean’s grandeur as Earle’s personal story, Life in the Ocean allows us to enter “the blue heart of the planet” through Earle’s eyes. Claire Nivola’s stunningly detailed watercolors capture everything from the immensity and grace of a blue whale to the Paul Klee–like vision of the sea 3000 feet down. “After reading this, I have a mounting sense of regret for not becoming an ocean biologist.” (Eileen). Grades 1–5. —Tera & Gā

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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 13th, 2012

“The music of Bach often serves as a listener’s introduction to classical music. In this brilliant and passionate appreciation, Elie (The Life You Save May Be Your Own) offers not only a brief biography of the great musician but an exceptional study of the ways that numerous musicians have rendered Bach’s music through the years through various technologies. Elie’s stately and gorgeous prose convincingly demonstrates that the music of Bach is the most persuasive rendering of transcendence there is.” —Publishers Weekly
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 18th, 2012

Across Many Mountains is a moving portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao’s Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom. “This book paints a vivid picture of Tibetan experience over the last eight decades, one of the most difficult periods in our history. Through the personal stories of three women from one Tibetan family, it recalls the imposition of Chinese rule in Tibet and the subsequent efforts of many Tibetans to preserve their identity and treasured values in exile.” —His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 30th, 2012

This powerful book about one man’s efforts to curb inner-city violence quickly became a staff favorite. Thinking outside the box, Kennedy’s program (adopted by numerous cities around the country) promotes a common understanding between gangsters, law enforcement, social services, and policy makers, and is anchored by two key concepts: legitimacy and communication. We can only hope that Malcolm Gladwell was right when he said, “Don’t Shoot will do for the fight against violence what Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did for the environmental movement a generation ago.” A riveting and inspirational read.
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - October 2nd, 2012

Eccentric old customers, books in code, secret societies, and clandestine trips to Google’s headquarters—these are things that Clay never expected before he stepped foot into Mr. Penumbra’s bookstore. When he loses his job as a web designer for a bagel company and becomes a bookseller in a dusty old building in San Francisco, he is tasked with keeping a log of the customers’ unpredictable visits: “You must keep precise records of all purchases. Time. Amount. The customer’s appearance. His state of mind. How he asks for the book. How he receives it. Does he appear to be injured. Is he wearing a sprig of rosemary on his hat. And so on.” A curious peek into one of these books leads Clay on an exciting cross-country quest to solve Mr. Penumbra’s puzzle.
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Andrea
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ISBN: 9780374214913
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 2nd, 2012

This book is flawlessly summed up by author Neil Pollack: “If Camus and Bukowski had written A Confederacy of Dunces, and combined it with the screenplay for Office Space, it would have been this book.” There are simply no better words to describe this hilariously bizarre, somewhat offensive, delve into the 9 to 5. Perfect for any and all jaded minimum wage workers.
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Kimberly
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Published: Griffin - June 26th, 2007

Margaret Marcus, a young Jewish woman from New York City who converted to Islam
and moved to Pakistan, where she became Maryam Jameelah. Maryam's writings
became hugely influential in Muslim communities. Though clearly intelligent, her
fanatical rants are blood-chilling. Nominated for the National Book Award in
2011, and deservedly so. I couldn't put this one down.

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Kat
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2012

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