June 2019

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

Adult Title

We Own the Sky

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

We Own the Sky by Luke Allnutt
“A triumphant story of a father and his little boy--and a love that knows no limits. Rob Coates is a survivor. He'd thought he'd won the lottery of life--a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear. With his world now suddenly just outside of his grasp, Rob turns to photography, capturing the beautiful skyscrapers and clifftops he used to visit--memories of the time when his family was happy. And just when it feels as though there's nowhere left to turn, Rob embarks on the most unforgettable of journeys to reclaim the joy and love he thought he'd lost. ”

Teen Title

All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
“Seniors Theodore Finch and Violet Markey run into each other on their school bell tower, contemplating what it would be like to jump. In her YA debut, adult author Niven creates a romance so fresh and funny that it seems like it could save Finch. The journey to, through, and past tragedy is romantic and heartbreaking, as characters and readers confront darkness, joy, and the possibilities — and limits — of love in the face of mental illness.”
Publishers Weekly

Children’s Title

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
“ Xan, a kindhearted witch, lives in the woods with an erudite swamp monster, Glerk, and a lovable dragon, Fyrian. Every year Xan finds a new home for a baby the sorrowful people of the Protectorate leave in the woods on the Day of Sacrifice. One year, she accidentally “enmagicks” a baby with moonlight, so the three decide to raise her as their own--their Luna. But Luna’s magic is strong, and before her 13th birthday, events unfold that will change everything she has known. Barnhill crafts another captivating fantasy, this time in the vein of Into the Woods. ”

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