Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy, New Title Tuesday

I chose the audiobook of this week’s New Title Tuesday pick Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy and was impressed with the subtle power of this debut novel.  Publisher’s Summary:   Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez’s father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn’t, and Daisy disappears. When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone… Continue reading Tornado Weather by Deborah E. Kennedy, New Title Tuesday

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The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux by Cathy N. Davidson, is not just for educators and college administrators, it is important information for parents of children  considering their college choices. Publisher’s Summary:  Our current system of higher education dates to… Continue reading The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson – New Title Tuesday

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng New Title Tuesday

It may have been the tantalizing title that first drew me to his week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, but it was the delivery on the promise of a searing story that kept me reading. Publisher’s Summary: From From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng New Title Tuesday

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Five-Carat Soul By James McBride, New Title Tuesday

       Five Carat Soul by James McBride With humor and deep understanding of human nature, this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation,  Five Carat Soul by James McBride, is a suite of dances – to borrow musical terminology – that can be performed (read) either separately or as a whole.  The arching stories are like… Continue reading Five-Carat Soul By James McBride, New Title Tuesday

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Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali, New Title Tuesday

  It is no secret that I’m a fan of YA books – especially as a palette cleanser between grim mysteries, but I can heartily recommend Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali for this week’s New Title Tuesday as more than just a place keepe.  It’s light-hearted for the most part, yet Ali tackles serious… Continue reading Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali, New Title Tuesday

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Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder, New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation responds to the question too often asked by students from middle school to college. In Why Poetry Matthew Zapruder addresses, as he says, “the necessity of poetry: why it matters, and how in personal and public spheres poetry might be able to help us live our lives.” Publisher’s Summary:   An impassioned… Continue reading Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder, New Title Tuesday

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The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld – New Title Tuesday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3542490  .   The Child Finder    by Rene Denfeld I chose The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld for the New Title Tuesday recommendation because not only is it a suspenseful mystery with a female private detective, but because the author handles the the horrific subject matter in a respectful and never gratuitous manner.  This is not surprising… Continue reading The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld – New Title Tuesday