Fiction

Me Before You

Friday, December 18, 2015
JoJo Moyes
Me Before You

 

The ordinary small town girl, Louisa Clark takes a job as an aide to the rich Will Traynor to help her family make ends meet. Will is a quadriplegic as the result of a recent accident.The relationship starts out rough, but when Louisa learns of Wills plans,  she sets out to change his mind by showing him what his life can be like with his disability.  In doing so, she falls in love.  This is a great story that gives some insight to what life is like for paralyzed people.  It will make you laugh and cry.    Check our Catalog

Jan H., Technical Services

 

The Rosie Project

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project

This book was charming; made me laugh out loud.  Don Tillman, a brilliant professor but very unskilled in social graces, decides that it's time to find a wife.  He designs a 16 page questionnaire to find a suitable mate.  While trying to filter out all the undesirables, he finds a friend in Rosie, who could never pass the test.  They develop a friendship working together on a project to find Rosie's father, and things begin to change between them

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Margaret B., Reference

One Last Thing Before I Go

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Jonathan Tropper
One Last Thing Before I Go

Silver is forty-four, a former drummer with a one-hit-wonder band, and a middle-aged lost soul. He is sad, funny, engaging and frustrating, sometimes all at the same time. His daughter is pregnant, his ex-wife is getting married, and he discovers that he needs surgery, soon, or else he will die. He is constantly getting himself in trouble by not being able to stop himself from saying out loud things he shouldn't be saying at all. Tropper has a way of making his quirky characters and their zany situations real. This is a fun light read.  Check our Catalog

Sue A2, Reference

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh

Monday, November 16, 2015
Lindsay Mattick
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh

We all know Winnie the Pooh. However, not many of us know “Winnie” the beloved real bear of Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian going off to war in 1914. Harry Colebourn’s great -granddaughter is sharing the story of Winnie the bear with her son Cole before going to bed.  Beautifully written and illustrated with a family album shared at the end of the book. Loved it! It will touch your heart and soul.  Check our Catalog

Kate D., Youth Services

Jimmy Bluefeather: A Novel

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Kim Heacox
Jimmy Bluefeather: A Novel

Being a lover of nature and adventure, our library has 2 books by Kim Heacox that I have enjoyed: Jimmy Bluefeather: A Novel and Rhythm of the Wild: A Life Inspired by Alaska's Denali National Park. One of the storylines is about Jimmy Bluefeather, a high school student that is guaranteed a spot on a NBA team, until his leg is injured in a logging accident. James struggles to “reinvent” his life’s path while swallowing the speculation that the accident was caused by rivaled negligence. His grandfather, Old Keb, being a native of mixed blood that includes Tlingit, successfully steers a reluctant James in a direction that involves his hands rather than his legs. Keb introduces James to the ancient practice of carving a canoe. The canoe is carved from a log that Keb has saved from a time when his mentor was still alive. Keb’s wood shed becomes the town’s gathering place to help or watch the boat come into form. Being a respected elder of the village, the townspeople, are aware of Keb’s deteriorating health, and wonder if the hand carved “vehicle” will become a way that Keb is brought “home.” This book weaves Keb’s life, which is rich in ancient culture, to “modern times” that are embroiled in land rights.

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Geralyn B., Technical Services

Hate List

Friday, November 6, 2015
Jennifer Brown
Hate List

I hope the teens are reading this book and I recommend it for adults.  It tells the story of a school shooting, told from the views of the shooter's girlfriend.  It is an amazing book into the culture of high school today and the thoughts of teenagers.  It was published in 2009  but still current now with all the school shootings  Please read this book. Check our Catalog

Sue N., Youth Services

The Secret Sense of Wildflower

Friday, November 6, 2015
Susan Gabriel
The Secret Sense of Wildflower

I recently read this book on my Nook and then MelCatted it because I wanted to have it in my hands.    In the 1940s Appalachia, Louisa May "Wildflower"  is devastated when  her father is killed in a sawmill accident. Her mother pulls back from her thrree daughters in her grief and the strength of the girls to survive is the theme of the story.  A teen age trouble maker  sets his sights on Wildflower and causes problem for the whole family.  This book is such a good picture of life in that part of the country at that time.  Being from that area, I really enjoyed reading it.   I recommend. 

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Sue N., Youth Services

Our Souls At Night

Friday, November 6, 2015
Kent Haruf
Our Souls At Night

Kent Haruf's final novel , published posthumously, is an homage to love. While this lovely story may appear short and simple, it is not. I would not call this a romance novel, but rather an account of two members of the 'senior' generation who still have a lot of life to live. Addie and Louis come together to talk at night when they are the most lonesome, and find adventure in the simple things in life. Haruf has a way of making everyday things come to life with his beautiful writing. Check our Catalog

Sue A., Reference

The Reluctant Midwife

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Patricia Harman
The Reluctant Midwife

During the Great Depression when West Virginia was hit hard, Becky Myers moves back to Hope River to help her friend and midwife Patience who is having a baby. Becky also is  responsible for her former employer, Dr. Blum, who has become disabled mentally after the death of his wife. Becky enjoys working with women but is needed as a midwife even though she prefers not to be in that capacity.  This historical novel of the 1930s  gives the reader a picture of the CCC and the people of this Appalachian region.  It is definitely a woman's novel and since I am a West Virginian, the book meant a lot to me,  I highly recommend it.  Check our Catalog

Sue N., Youth Services

Disposable Asset

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
John Altman
Disposable Asset

This book was a quick read with it's fast paced plot that kept the story moving.  At times during the story you find yourself somewhat rooting for Cassie even though she shouldn't be rooted for.  The story is about Cassie, a spy for the U.S. who completed her mission in Russia, trying to escape Russia and also preventing herself from being terminated by her bosses.  Check our Catalog

Jeremy E., Administration

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