5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

With recent news headlines in mind, we have a list of young adult fiction novels for teens or anyone experiencing a significant loss, whatever the circumstances. The Hate U Give Starr Carter navigates two worlds, an upscale suburban preparatory school and the impoverished city neighborhoods where she lives. After a police officer shoots and kills her … Continue reading 5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky, A Reader’s Advisory

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, A Reader’s Advisory

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, A Reader’s Advisory

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, A Reader’s Advisory