Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15th. Try these outstanding works of fiction and non-fiction written by notable Hispanic writers. Alvarez, Julia. Afterlife. (F ALV) Cordova, Zoraida. Incendiary. (YA F COR) Cornejo, Villavicencio Karla Undocumented Americans. (364.137 COR) Engel, Patricia. Infinite Country. (F ENG) Fajardo-Anstine, Kali. Sabrina & Corina. (eBook) … Continue reading Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage month is coming soon. Look for these juvenile and YA titles at Rockwall County Library. Cartaya, Pablo. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish (J F Car, eBook, eAudiobook) de la Pena, Matt. Carmela: Full of Wishes. (E de la Pen). de la Pena, Matt. Los Deseos de Carmela. (Span E de la Pen). … Continue reading Hispanic Voices for Kids
This narrative switches back and forth from the point of view of Cady, a contemporary woman from San Francisco who finds herself drawn to Provence; Maelle, a young woman from Bretagne who wants to carve carousel figures; and Patrice Clement, a young man from Paris whose family owns Chateau Clement. The stories of each of … Continue reading The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
Benjamin, Melanie. The Children's Blizzard. Bentley, Don. Tom Clancy. Target Acquired. Berry, Flynn. Northern Spy. Karon, Jan. Somewhere Safe With Someone Good. Keefe, Patrick. Empire of Pain. Louis, Lia. Dear Emmie Blue. Lupica, Mike. Robert B. Parker's Payback. Oyeyemi, Helen. Peaces. Swann, Stacey. Olympus, Texas. Thayne, RaeAnne. The Path to Sunshine Cove. Thor, Brad. Black … Continue reading New Large Print Titles
July Staff Picks
Have you used NoveList yet? NoveList recommends these books (listed below) that are bittersweet and hopeful. You can find books on NoveList by "appeal" factors. For instance, find books that have a "strong sense of place" or books that are "funny and banter-filled." Come up with your own combinations in the appeal mixer. To use … Continue reading NoveList
Everyone calls Kate by her nickname "Plain Kate." As a female woodcarver, she's an outsider. After her father dies, Kate becomes even more of an outcast. To make matters worst, an albino witch convinces Kate to give him her shadow. Kate foolishly agrees to give Linay her shadow in exchange for fish hooks and supplies. She does … Continue reading Book Review: Plain Kate by Erin Bow.
Overdrive has a marvelous big read this month. The "Big Library Read" allows users to download an online book and discuss it via their platform. This summer's "Big Library Read": The Quiet Girl by S.F. Kosa. Readers have access to the ebook until July 12 with no waitlists or holds. The Quiet Girl is S.F. … Continue reading The Big Library Read
The Secret of Lost Things is a captivating literary who-done-it. After her mother dies, an eighteen-year-old from Tasmania makes a transformative journey to New York. Rosemary takes a job at the Arcade, a bookstore that sells everything from paperbacks to valuable rare books. At the Arcade she begins her unique education. The Arcade's employees are each eccentric … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay.
The opening novella, "Evil Eye," is a powerful story about a woman who could be on the verge of losing her mind. In a fit of despair, she has married an older man who crushes what is left of her spirit. One of the man's ex-wives tries to warn her to no avail. The best … Continue reading Book Review: Evil Eye by Joyce Carol Oates