Sisters come to help mother after father's death. Learn
The story of Charlie's freshman year of high school:finding new friends, love, pain, parties and family
drama. A thoughtful look at growing up and making
Writer, American, and Jewish immigrant tell stories
Short stories set in small town Americana in 1943 with
Story of survival in Colorado after a flu pandemic
Baseball writer covering opening day waits for theAmtrak. Bolt of light & now he's barnstorming with the
Redstockings--the first pro baseball team.
An African American man, returning home from the
Korean Conflict, struggles to reintegrate into society
The story of a Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, andhis ordeal with a giant marlin - a tale of courage in the
The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Fiction
A story about a young woman who mustdistinguish between punishment and justice,forgiveness and mercy as she befriends an elderly
gentleman with a dark secret from his past.
Santiago, a shepherd boy, dreams about a treasurehidden at the foot of the Egyptian pyramids. He leavesSpain on a quest, crossing the Sahara desert, wherehe meets a camel driver, an alchemist and otherspiritual guides. The treasure Santiago discovers isgreater than any earthly gold; it’s a philosophical quest
The story of a fifth grade boy born with a facialdeformity. He is about to attend a mainstream schoolfor the first time. Wonder explores the themes ofbullying, empathy, kindness and ultimately acceptance
A moving story of love, grief, and renewal as twolonely people become the unlikeliest of friends andfind that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost
Tell The Wolves I'm Home Carol Rifka Brunt
A short novel penned by one of the frontrunners of the"Nouveau Roman" (a literary genre that emmerged inFrance at the beginning of the 20th century). The taleis narrated through the eyes of a pastor who hasrecently taken in a young blind girl. In her absence ofvision, he shapes her reality with his words andteachings. As the story develops, the narrator fallsfor the girl and the reality he presents to her, and to
This novella is the story of an impoverish retired
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology,Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing worldcentered on one of history’s most enduring and
mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
“a beautiful act of storytelling and a poignant
masterpiece about Cambodia that is both utterly
heartbreaking and impossibly beautiful”
Post World War Two fictional courtroom dramafocusing on The Holocaust, a famous author, and aconcentration camp surgeon. "You open the book andstart reading. Quicker than you can say Uris you arecaught up at once in the unfolding conflict." New York
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago,two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about tocross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, theWill Graysons find their lives going in new andunexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-
of-heart and the epic production of history’s most
Fiction (Young adult) fabulous high school musical.
A high school senior finds out that he has a rare formof leukemia and one year left to live. He wants twothings- to keep his illness a secret, and to live his lastdays to the fullest, joining the football team, pursuingthe love of his life, and driving his teachers crazy. A
Fiction (Young Adult) humorous, thought-provoking, heartbreaking read.
A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy
novels. The series is told in the third person by point of
view (POV) characters, whose number reaches 31 by
Revealing and insightful characterizations of the major
Moab park ranger has controversial viewpoint on howarea should be managed. Talks about his crazy
The story of three brothers, each who ultimately soarsto the top of his field in politics, medicine and
Prize-winning author of children's books recounts hisyounger years, including a stint in prison for smuggling
Self reflection on what it's like to be gay, be on the
The story of the author and his developing family as
they all grow with Marley, their labrador retriever.
This is the author's memoir focusing on his two main
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest
Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound
Some said it was suicidal (retracing H.M. Stanley'sfamous expedition alone), but this is about the journeyone man took with a backpack and a few thousanddollars through the Congo and the individuals he metalong the way. The adventure references political andhistorical events, however the people the main
character encounters along the way are just as unique
Collapse: How SocietiesChoose to Fail or Succeed Jared Diamond
Musings on astronomy, history, humanity and the
The story deals with the fictional world of "Flatland" -consisting of "Pointland" and "Lineland" in whichone's place in society is determined by his or hergeometric shape (some 1-dimensional and others 2-dimensional). In this way, Abbott makes some pointedobservations about and satirizes the social castes ofVictorian England. The whole matter is made morecomplicated when a 3-dimensional being appears (asphere) from a theoretical place called "Spaceland"and the creatures of lower dimension cannotcomprehend it. But a simple 2-dimensional squaresoons postulates that even higher dimensions may
exist beyond the sphere, a conjecture which greatly
Time travel, visit other planets, find the meaning of life Cerena Thomsen
The world is divided into 5 different groups and themain character must choose to stay with her family orbecome a member of different group and leave her
family. This book is suspenseful and engaging. If you
liked The Hunger Games you will enjoy this one too!
December 17, 2008- The day, at the age of 38, I was told that I had breast cancer and my life was changed forever. Surprisingly my cancer diagnosis, although terrifying in the beginning, has actually made me stronger and happier in a lot of ways. My diagnosis was a result of my normal, yearly mammogram. Due to my strong family history of breast cancer, I had my baseline mammogram at 30 and the
MONDAY JUNE 24th Registration Richard Parish Welcome John Wyn Owen - Royal Society for Public Health Address Shona McCarthy & Dr Eddie Rooney - UK City of Culture 2013 – An Opportunity to Improve the Health & Wellbeing of the Population David Leventhal - Dance for Parkinson’s: Access and transformation through movement, music, and community 1C Promoting synergies