DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano
‘Dear Edward’ is a transcendent coming-of-age story of a 12-year old boy who struggles with the worst kind of fame - as the sole survivor of a notorious plane crash. Inspired by a true story, the book covers the incredible survival of one child. In the face of tragedy, what does it take to find joy?
Fiction, January 2020
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens
Kya is a wild unkempt girl who lives a lonely life, but her story is hopeful. Despite her outcast status, her natural beauty catches the eye of two men. Kya becomes a prime suspect when a body is discovered, putting her fragile life that she fought so hard to build, at risk.
Novel, August 2018
HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES: A MEMOIR by Saeed Jones
Jones tells his gripping, deeply personal story of growing up as a young, black, gay man who fights to carve out a place for himself within his family, within his country and within his own hopes, desires and fears. Jones takes us through his childhood and adolescence and through feelings of shame and sadness.
Autobiography, October 2019
|THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE by Charlie Mackesy|
Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends - the boy, the horse, the fox and the mole. Discover their stories and their most poignant life lessons.
This beautifully illustrated book is full of tenderness and compassion. Though a simple read for even the youngest children, words and pictures will resonate just as much with adult readers.
Comic, October 2019
THE GIRL IN THE LETTER by Emily Gunnish
The most gripping and heart wrenching page turner. A heart-breaking letter, a girl locked away and a mystery to be solved. When letters from the past are found from a young mother begging to be rescued, Samantha Harper, a journalist, has hours to piece together a sixty-year mystery before the truth is lost forever.
Fiction, April 2019
|DEAF REPUBLIC by Ilya Kaminsky|
Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, what is silence?
When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear when they all go deaf and their lives become coordinated by sign language. This poetry collection proffers deafness as a source of strength and resistance.
Poetry, March 2019
THE LIBRARY OF THE LOST AND FOUND by Phaedra Patrick
A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book with a letter from her grandma sparks the journey of a lifetime. Filled with charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heart-warming reminder that even the quietest life has the potential to be extraordinary.
Fiction, March 2019
THE CHANGING MIND by Daniel Levitin
In ‘The Changing Mind’, neuroscientist, psychologist and best-selling author Levitin reveals the evolving power of the human brain from infancy to late adulthood. He asks us to shift our understanding of growing older, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits. This is a radical exploration of what we can all learn from those who age joyously.
Non-fiction, February 2020