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Find monthly adult fiction titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:
The Dutch House
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2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past
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Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food
Gina Rae La Cerva
A writer and anthropologist searches for wild foods—and reveals what we lose in a world where wildness itself is misunderstood, commodified, and hotly pursued.
Subjects: Wild foods, Natural foods, Food habits
Page count: 336
A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them
Hubbell introduces us to the tasks and pleasures of beekeeping. Beekeeping, we’re shown, is a marvelous example of symbiosis, advantageous to humans, bees and crops
Subjects: Bee culture, Honeybee
Page count: 193
Find monthly teen-friendly titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:
On the Come Up
When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy.
Subjects: Women rap musicians, African American teenage girls, Rap musicians
Page count: 447
Ryan La Sala
While recovering from an attack that leaves him without his memory, gay teenager Kane Montgomery stumbles into a world where dreams known as reveries take on a life of their own, and it is up to Kane and a few unlikely allies to stop them before they spillover into the waking world.
Subjects: Fantasies, Dreams, Gay teenagers
Page Count: 397
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Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbor, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.
Page count: 32
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Page count: 176