Bounders (Monica Tesler)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Bounders - Monica Tesler

Monica Swanson Tesler is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and is an attorney in Boston, where she lives with her family.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781481445931
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - January 5th, 2016

In the tradition of Michael Vey and The Unwanteds, twelve-year-old Jasper and his friends are forced to go up against an alien society in this first book in a brand-new adventure series 
Thirteen years ago, Earth Force a space-military agency discovered a connection between brain structure and space travel. Now they ve brought together the first team of cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as high-level astronauts. 

Twelve-year-old Jasper is part of this team being sent out into space. After being bullied back on Earth, Jasper is thrilled to have something new and different to do with other kids who are more like him. While learning all about the new technologies and taking classes in mobility otherwise known as flying with jetpacks Jasper befriends the four other students in his pod and finally feels like he has found his place in the world. 

But then Jasper and his new friends learn that they haven t been told everything about Earth Force. They weren t brought to space for astronaut training, but to learn a new, highly classified brain-sync technology that allows them to manipulate matter and quantum bound, or teleport. And it isn t long before they find out this new technology was actually stolen from an alien society.
When Jasper and his friends discover the truth about why Earth Force needs them, they are faced with a choice: rebel against the academy that brought them together, or fulfill their duty and protect the planet at all costs.


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The 52-Story Tree House (Andy Griffiths)

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Andy Griffiths

The 52-Story Tree House

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By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026934
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 5th, 2016

Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse. (It used to be a 39-story treehouse, but they keep expanding.) It has a chainsaw-juggling level, a make-your-own-pizza parlor, a rocket-powered carrot-launcher, a life-size snakes and ladders game, a remembering booth, a Ninja Snail Training Academy and a high-tech detective agency, with all the latest high-tech detective technology, including the Disguise-o-Matic 5000

Something that is sure to come in handy as they try to solve the mystery of: What happened to Mr. Big Nose? After all, it's hard to turn in your next book when your publisher has vanished

Join "New York Times-"bestselling author Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton on another wild storytelling adventure in a series "Publishers Weekly" described as "Anarchic absurdity at its best." Welcome to "The 52-Story Treehouse..."What are you waiting for? Come on up.


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A Day With Bonefish Joe (Diane Wege)

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Diane Wege – Illustrator

A Day With Bonefish Joe

Diana Wege is an artist. She has painted in all fifty states and in 2000 she published Land America Leaves Wild, a book of her paintings of 23 of those states. This is her first children’s book. Diane also grew up in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor and is a graduate of Greenhills School.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781567925340
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 9th, 2015

Harbour Island, only three miles long and half a mile wide, is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas and is best known for its broad pink-sand beaches and for bonefishing, a compelling catch-and-release enterprise that pits a determined angler against an inedible, surprisingly powerful, and elusive quarry.

Young and fearless Flossie lives on Harbour Island and has a persistent dream is to go fishing with the legendary guide Bonefish Joe, a beloved island institution who picks up his wealthy clients at the dock and returns with them hours later, fishless but satisfied. One Sunday, after church, Flossie’s wish is surprisingly granted and she discovers the allure, the challenge, and the delights of hooking (and releasing) one of angling’s greatest prizes.

Diana Wege’s illustrations of the island, its inhabitants, its customs, and its architecture,bring this story alive, perfectly catching the characters, culture and charm of Harbour Island.


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Realizing River City (Melissa Grunow)

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

Melissa Grunow

Realizing River City

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781928094159
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Published: Tumbleweed Books - February 14th, 2016

It’s a story about loss, love, compassion, and finally redemption.

At times, life can feel like a challenging feat of survival. Whether it’s living through abusive relationships or figuring out the complexities of what it means to be a woman searching for love, Realizing River City is a memoir that proves how despite the troubles we may face, there is hope in the way we continually risk ourselves in search for the life we want to live. In her poetic exploration of past relationships, Melissa Grunow’s honest words do not falter in the face of so much loss. Taking the rage we all feel about grief and pain, and funneling it into truth, beauty, and ultimately redemption on each page, Realizing River City is about discovering how the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves.


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Days of Rage (Bryan Burrough)

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:00pm

Bryan Burrough

Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair magazine and the author of six books, including the No. 1 New York Times Best-Seller Barbarians at the Gate and his latest, Days of Rage. He is also a three-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781594204296
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Published: Penguin Press - April 7th, 2015

From the bestselling author of "Public Enemies" and "The Big Rich," anexplosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s 
The Weathermen. The Symbionese LiberationArmy. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten all together. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government. 

The FBI's response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough's Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them nice middle-class kids, smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice often with disastrous consequences. 

Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, "Days of Rage" is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and minds of homegrown terrorists and federal agents alike and weaves their stories into a spellbinding secret history of the 1970s.


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Brick Walls (Saadia Faruqui)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

Saadia Faruqui - Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage From Pakistan

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ISBN: 9780990387664
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Published: Fb Publishing - June 1st, 2015

Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan is a heartwarming collection of short stories filled with larger-than-life characters and the seemingly impossible challenges they face. You will be captivated by these fictional depictions of everyday Pakistanis who struggle with poverty, violence, corruption and abuse, yet rise from the ashes stronger and more enduring. There is Asma the lackluster seamstress, Faisal the would-be terrorist, Javed Gul the Pushto rock singer, Farzana the cantankerous grandmother, Nida the ten-year-old girl with a cricket obsession, and many more. Together they form a rich mosaic that showcases the beauty of Pakistan, her culture and her people.


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Keep Me Posted (Lisa Beazley)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

Keep Me Posted (Lisa Beazley)

Lisa Beazley has worked in journalism and public relations for more than fifteen years. Before becoming self-employed, she worked as a Media Relations Manager for Gensler and as the managing editor at "Hawaii Woman "magazine. She received her bachelor's degree at Ohio University. "Keep Me Posted" is her first novel.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101989869
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Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 2016

Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel.

Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the once-close sisters. Today, beautiful and big-hearted Sid lives an expat’s life of leisure in far-off Singapore, while harried, iPhone-clutching Cassie can’t seem to make it work as a wife and a mom to twin toddlers in Manhattan.

It doesn’t help that Sid spurns all social media while Cassie is addicted to Facebook. So when Sid issues a challenge to reconnect the old-fashioned way—through real, handwritten letters—Cassie figures, why not?

The experiment exceeds both of their expectations, and the letters become a kind of mutual confessional that have real and soul-satisfying effects. And they just might have the power to help Cassie save her marriage, and give Sid the strength to get her life back on track.

But first, one of Cassie’s infamous lapses in judgment comes back to bite her, and all of the letters wind up the one place you’d never, ever want to see them: the Internet…


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The Watcher in the Wall (Owen Laukkanen)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Watcher in the Wall (Owen Laukkanen)

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399174544
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 15th, 2016

A heart-pounding new Stevens and Windermere thriller from the award-winning author of The Stolen Ones and The Professionals.

Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens’s daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate’s suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing—an online suicide club of unhappy teenagers, presided over by an anonymous presence who seems to be spurring them on. Soon, it becomes apparent that the classmate wasn’t the first victim—and won’t be the last, either, unless they can hunt down this psychopath once and for all.


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