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The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The New Title Tuesday selection, The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, comes highly recommended so I felt compelled to check it out – and I’m glad I picked up this tale of friendship and art. Summary:In their first year of college, two young women, one from a Florida swamp, the other from a Kentucky holler,… Continue reading The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

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Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

Today’s New Title Tuesday is a classic mystery Heartbreak Hotel by the prolific author, Jonathan Kellerman.  Normally, my introduction to a series would not be the 32nd, but Booklist was correct by saying it’s “Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with… Continue reading Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

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American Street by Ibi Zoboi

In full disclosure, I listened to the audiobook of today’s New Title Tuesday recommendation: American Street by Ibi Zoboi.  I was immediately drawn to not only the immigrant experience narrated in the Creole dialect, but I enjoyed learning more about the main character’s religious and cultural influences through this highly compelling protagonist. Publisher Summary:  American Street is an evocative and… Continue reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky.  I didn’t know I needed a refreshing dose of intelligent self-realization literature infused with dark humor until I began this dream-like quick read about a woman at a turning point. Publisher Summary:  A wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence… Continue reading The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, is in tribute to the birthday of our most honored 16th president.  Be forewarned, it’s so new, that as of this writing it has been ordered, but has not yet been processed at OFPL or at many other branches.  So, request early! Publisher Summary: In… Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders