May 2018

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

Adult Title

The Fall of Lisa Bellow

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

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
“The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They DoWhen a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way. What happens to the girl left behind?”

Teen Title

Kids of Appetite

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
“Arnold (Mosquitoland) again showcases a memorable cast of outsiders carving out space for themselves. Bruno Victor "Vic" Benucci III, a 16-year-old Jersey kid born with a rare condition that leaves him unable to use most of his facial muscles, is reeling from his father's death two years earlier. After his mother's new boyfriend proposes to her, Vic bolts from the house with his father's ashes. Vic's destiny is changed when he meets 17-year-old Madeline "Mad" Falco, who is part of a gang of semi-homeless kids who vow to help Vic decipher his father's final note, which dictates various places to spread his ashes.”
Publishers Weekly

Children’s Title

All’s Faire in Middle School

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
“Imogen Vega’s parents perform at a Renaissance fair in Florida, immersing the family in a world of jousting and archaic language (“Thou qualling toad-spotted clack-dish!”). Imogen has been homeschooled all her life; now, at 11, she’s headed to public school. In her first weeks, she falls victim to the wiles of a mean girl, hurts a girl who might have been a good friend, and throws her younger brother’s treasured stuffed animal into the lake. As Imogen undergoes a period of self-enforced solitude, the extended family of the fair community offers unexpected support.”
Publishers Weekly

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