April 2018

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

Adult Title

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

Place a hold on our April selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
“When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s 300-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?”

Teen Title


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
“Kady Grant has typical problems: school, parents, and a boyfriend she just dumped. But life spirals out of control when Kady's planet, Kerenza, is attacked by an unknown enemy. As destruction unfolds around her, Kady manages to escape her planet on one of three ships. Kady is considered lucky, with her mother on one ship and her ex, Ezra, on another. As the convoy flees Kerenza with the enemy close behind, it is clear that the problems have just begun.”
School Library Journal

Children’s Title

Secret Coders

Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Hopper is not excited to start a new school, which looks more like a haunted house. Her classes are boring, she runs afoul of her teachers, and, worst of all, no one wants to sit with her at lunch. Her only company is a weird bird who opens a third eyeball. What could be going on? ”
Booklist Reviews

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