January 2014

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: January

We’re pleased to announce the following are our January selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

Adult Title

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
“Adolf Hitler’s plan for the defeat of the world included its culture and treasures. Art was to be taken from conquered countries and stored in Germany until Hitler could build the world’s largest museum in his hometown of Linz, Austria. It was the job of the Monuments Men (as they came to be called) to track down these missing treasures during the latter years of the war. This story concentrates on Northwest Europe, where men (and at least one woman) from 13 nations, largely from professional arts-related backgrounds and past combat age, effectively saved much of European culture from a gang of murderous thieves. This intriguing story, told largely through letters written by the rescuers and now in various government archives, will appeal to many general and military history readers.”
Library Journal

Teen Title

Alice in Zombieland

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
“Alice Bell’s father warned her about the monsters that come out at night, but Ali doesn’t believe him until she sees zombies kill her family. After relocating to a new town, 16-year-old Ali is relieved to discover that she isn’t entirely on her own: it turns out that local bad boy Cole Holland and his rough crowd hunt zombies. In this kickoff to the White Rabbit Chronicles, Ali works to keep her remaining loved ones safe, decode ghostly warnings, learn new tricks to take down evil spirits, and figure out whether she’s ready to get involved with the hottest guy she’s ever known. Balancing graphic zombie fighting and complicated romantic relationships, Showalter fleshes out this action-packed paranormal story with a focus on the push-and-pull attraction between Ali and Cole.”
Publishers Weekly

Children’s Title

The Long Winter

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
“The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory. Blizzards cover the little town with snow, cutting off all supplies from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend make a dangerous trip across the prairie to find some wheat in this most exciting of all the Little House books.”

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!