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Honor Among Thieves (Honors) by Array
SF TEEN CAINE
“Looking for some sci-fi action? Checkout ‘Honor Among Thieves’ by Rachel Caine. When Earth was on the brink of disaster a mysterious alien race, Leviathans, stepped in and provided resources and tech advances to save Earth. In exchange, pairs are chosen as Honors to spend a year aboard a young Leviathan, exploring and learning. But Zara is not like other Honors and suspects there is more to the exchange than cultural awareness.” – Beth at Gaines Twp
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
TEEN CROSSAN
“Joe, through the power of poetry, copes with the loss of his brother. He didn’t lose his brother due to death or illness. It was actually much worse.” – Hannah at Wyoming
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
SF TEEN BRAY
“Victorian England and Colonial India meet magic, intrigue, boarding school, and darkness to tangle together in the story of Gemma Doyle.” – Abby at Wyoming
Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter
J CARTER
“A surprisingly accurate and at times, heartbreaking look at the lives of two children adopted out of foster care, Forever, or a Long, Long Time follows Flora and Julian in their quest to find their origin story. Their new mom announces that there will soon be a new baby in the family, but how will she possibly love them as much once she has a ‘real’ child?” – Sara at Nelson Twp
If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel by Leah Weiss
WEISS
“I LOVED this book. It’s set in Appalachia in the 1970’s. For some reason I’ve always been fascinated with stories set in this region of the United States. The main character, Sadie Blue, has a tragic life but she is strong and so easy to root for. The feminist themes and sparks of magical realism woven into the story give it depth and a feeling of wonder.” – Lindsey at KDL’s Service Center
peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva
LITERATURE POETRY LOZ
“A collection of smart, funny poetry that's easy to read but will also make you think. I wanted to devour it and savor it at the same time.” – Brianna at Tyrone Twp
Ice Bridge : Mackinac Island’s Hidden Season
TRAVEL US MI DVD ICE
“I couldn’t begin to imagine what it would feel like to travel from the mainland to the island over the frozen water and for that distance. The movie was a very unique glance into a place we seldom think about in the snowy Michigan wintertime. Mackinac Island fans will love it!” – Barb, Information Substitute
Little Dark Age
POPULAR MGMT
“This pop, electronic duo from Brooklyn has really kicked it up a notch with their new album. As weird as ever, they’ve created a much more radio-friendly album this time around and so far, so good. Two thumbs up!” – Stacy at KDL’s Service Center
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
E ROSENTHAL
“What could be better than sweet wishes for a good day? This beautiful book is perfect for reading at the end of any day with someone little you love.” – Ashley at Comstock Park
Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons by Grace Chon & Melanie Monteiro
ANIMALS MAMMALS DOGS CHO
“Smiling dogs? Yes please! Perfect (and adorable) summer reading for the whole family. Clever quips with each photo.” – Betsy, Circulation Substitute
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
TEEN GOO
“Desi Lee is a teenage girl who is tired of making a complete fool of herself the second a hot guy gives her a moment of his attention. So she turns to what she knows: K Dramas. Her plan is practically fool prove and the most extra plan in the world. This book had just enough secondhand embarrassment to make it onto my favorites shelf!” – Courtnei at Kelloggsville/Wyoming
Hybrid Creatures: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Matthew Baker
BAKER
“A beautiful and unique collection of stories all revolving around people seeking connection in a world which communicates in code. In each story the code differs, from markup language, musical notation, logic systems or mathematics. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable!” – Stephanie at Lowell
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey
BIOGRAPHY RAMSEY
“Franchesca's videos have always been super funny, insightful, and unemotionally charged ideas about a lot of very emotional topics like race, and identity. Focusing on communication between a divided political world which has made her a target of trolls and bullies on the internet after a single youtube video pushed her into the digital limelight, she's got a fantastic story to tell!” – Ally at Kentwood
An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones
JONES
“This is a topical story about a marriage that falls apart after a black man is falsely accused of a crime in beginning of his marriage. Told from the perspectives of the wife, the husband and a close friend, this novel demonstrates the slow erosion of a passionate marriage, collateral damage of the most intimate kind. Will this marriage survive the racial injustice, or be yet another casualty?” – Nanette at Cascade
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari
MEDICAL MENTAL HAR
“I agree with Elton John who wrote a blurb on the cover of this book on depression – this book changed my life.” – Michelle at KDL’s Service Center
Choke (Paperback) by Chuck Palahniuk
PALAHNIUK
“It is a smartly written story about broken people trying to find a little pleasure in life. I laughed out loud, cried real tears, and cringed more than once while reading this book. Palahniuk is a master of storytelling.” – Karen, Circulation Substitute
I'll Be Your Blue Sky: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
DE LOS SANTOS
“A gripping story of past and present that ties together families, secrets, and the generation span of understanding true love.” – Deb at Alto
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung
GRAPHIC QUIET
“Debbie has a harder time socializing than getting her graduate degree. But she meets Jason, who understands her, and helps her cope with a noisy wedding and a difficult new career and she does finally find the right place for a quiet girl like her. My whole family loved this book!” – Deb at Cascade
Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar
INSPIR AFSHAR
“Trained by her father in the lucrative trade of purple, a young Lydia faces unimaginable betrayal and loss. Fleeing her home and everything she has known, she travels to Macedonia with only her father’s trade secrets and a friend she rescues from poverty along the way. The two women face many challenges as they establish their business in a male-dominated Roman culture, and ultimately meet the Apostle Paul who introduces them to the author of their faith.” – Jill at KDL’s Service Center
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella by Fredrik Backman
BACKMAN
“Achingly beautiful and heart-wrenchingly realistic, this story of a young boy, his father and his grandfather as they find and miss connections, even as the grandfather’s mind deteriorates, will increase any reader’s appreciation for each stage of life and the challenges and joys that come with it.” – Janine at KDL’s Service Center
Lost in the Dream
POPULAR WAR
“Imagine if Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty were to collaborate on an album of hazy, ethereal, motorik tracks; that is what Philadelphia-based indie band, The War on Drugs’, 2014 release, ‘Lost in the Dream,’ sounds like. It’s definitely my favorite summertime album.” – David at KDL’s Service Center
The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A. J. Finn
FINN
“After suffering a traumatic experience, Anna Fox becomes an agoraphobic. Trapped by her circumstances, she becomes intensely involved with what she sees out her window. It gets quite interesting when she believes she witnesses a murder. Has her substance abuse got the best of her, or did she have front row seats to a brutal crime?” – Nanette at Cascade
The Word Is Murder: A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
MYS HOROWITZ
“A different spin on the classic whodunit! The author is one of the characters – tasked with simply observing the consulting detective and writing a book, but of course, ends up getting more involved than he should. There were clues to the identity of the murderer throughout but I didn’t figure them out in time – can you?” – Laura at KDL’s Service Center
The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a New Understanding of Love by Dr. Nancy Davidson MD
BIOGRAPHY DAVIDSON
“I’m more of a historical fiction fan, but really found myself enjoying this memoir. It’s one of those non-fiction books that reads like fiction because it’s so well-written. Whether you’re a cat-lover or not, I recommend this book because of the warmth and insights shared by the author as she delves into the lives of random cats and their owners.” – Laura at Plainfield
Undefeated
HISTORY US 20TH JNF CD SHE
“We loved it! Excellent reader! Fascinating true story of Jim Thorpe and the beginnings of football. We never knew!” – Susan at Grandville
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
E HIGGINS
“I love kid’s books and am always excited to see the brand new ones arrive in delivery! This one is hilarious! Penelope, an adorable little dinosaur, starts school and discovers that her classmates make for tasty snacks. When the classroom pet takes a nibble on her, however, Penelope realizes that ‘We Don’t Eat Our Classmates’! The pictures in this book are great and it’s a great read-aloud. I’m in love with this fun book!” – Robin at Krause Memorial
Jethro Tull - The String Quartets
POPULAR JET
“If you want to hear what it sounds like when Prog Rock marries a String quartet in the crypt of an ancient cathedral, you have to listen to ‘Jethro Tull:The String Quartets.’ Tull fans will hear their favorite Tull memories intermingled with transcendent string work taking fandom to a whole new kingdom. It’s worth a listen with headphones and no distractions…and read the liner notes, too!” – Angie at Englehardt
They May Not Mean To, But They Do: A Novel by Cathleen Schine
SCHINE
“A humorous tale about aging and death and how it affects everyone in the family. This story is told by the matriarch of the family and by her children. Her husband passes away and everyone wants what is best for Joy. Her view of what is best differs greatly from what her children think is best. The reader learns to love Joy and her children, and her grandchildren, who mean well. I loved this book and appreciated its perspective because ‘they may not mean to, but they do!’” – Christina at Englehardt
Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti
HETI
“Heti’s novel articulates an internal struggle of my own so eloquently: whether or not the life-transforming experience of motherhood is for me. Heti hones in how when the decision is riding your conscious, you analyze everything through a childless lens and the again through the lens of potential motherhood. Heti obsessively weighs the pros and cons without shaming either choice.” – Jaci at KDL’s Service Center
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes
PARENT PREGNANCY GAR
“Like a Mother brought what most books on motherhood lack: anatomy and science. Garbes puts full-body female health into perspective all while not dismissing or undermining anecdotal experience. I think everyone could benefit from reading this, not just expectant mothers, mothers who need to feel less alone, or the void-of-experience, baby-curious researchers like me.” – Jaci at KDL’s Service Center
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
BENJAMIN
“What would you do if you knew the day you would die? ‘The Immortalists’ follows the lives of the Gold siblings who, as young children, impulsively visit a gypsy fortune teller. What they learn has profound and rippling effects on the whole family. In this stirring novel, Benjamin pits religion versus science and fate versus free will. It is a tale that promises to provoke internal debates long after you turn the last page.” – Nanette at Cascade
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel by Rebecca Wells
WELLS
“Part historical fiction, part folklore, and lots of Louisiana heat and humidity, I think this novel by Rebecca Wells is probably her best work. The story follows about 25 years in the life of Calla Lily Ponder as she grows into herself as a strong young woman. Rarely does a book bring me to tears, but this one did.” – Laura at Plainfield
Sofie Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
MALIK
“The humor is quick, the heroine is flawed and relatable, and I really appreciate the sincere treatment of religion--it's a very personal element for Sofia but isn't too didactic or heavy-handed. She's totally a Muslim Bridget Jones, but with a lot of echoes of Jane Austen, especially at the end (without any spoilers).” – Anna at East Grand Rapids
The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers Brutally Massacred in World War II by Array
HISTORY MILITARY WW2 GEO
“With stories of each soldier told through interviews with their families and fellow soldiers, it is sad to see the racism, segregation, and hatred this brave group of men fought through in civilian and military life for our country. I was saddened even more to see how one Belgian family’s offer of help eventually led to their deaths.” – Clyde at Spencer Township
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism
LITERATURE POETRY WOM
“This new collection of intersectional feminist poems has many memorable zingers and contains a diverse array of voices that share their various and different experiences of womanhood and speak out about the current political and social climate. There is much to savor here!” – Jaci at KDL’s Service Center
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
CLEGG
“On the eve of a joyous occasion, June Reid loses everything in an unimaginable accident. In the journey through her grief, endearing characters emerge to weave together a community of people there for the before and after. It is a thought-provoking book by a first time novelist that forces the reader to question the very core of what defines us as a people…family.” – Nanette at Cascade
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy
BIOGRAPHY MURPHY
“Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades and the poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job.” – Chris at Byron Center
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
IRVING
“A small boy with a big voice, an armadillo, a dress form, and a foul ball are just a few of the many wildly diverse elements that combine to make up this entertaining, serious, heartbreaking, and comic novel about the meaning of faith, predestination, and free will.” – Mark at Krause Memorial
Baby Teeth: A Novel by Zoje Stage
STAGE
“What can I say, I love books about psychotic children. It must be because I watched The Bad Seed at such an impressionable age. This book was exactly what I hoped it would be. Just the right amount of creep factor and unease.” – Tricia at Cascade
Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life, and Home by Amy Haimerl
BIOGRAPHY HAIMERL
“Journalist Haimerl and her husband lived in Brooklyn, New York until they were priced out of the housing market. Looking for a new location that featured affordable real estate, the couple selected Detroit and relocated there during the city's bankruptcy. The author not only writes about the challenges of rehabbing a long-abandoned, historic house but also falling in love with and adopting a new city.” – Gene, Information Substitute
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
CHEE
“I really enjoyed The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee. The perfect book for anyone that loves the drama of 19th century Paris. Lilliet Berne transforms herself from American orphan to famous Parisian diva through a chain of unexpected and thrilling events.” – Cassidy at Spencer Township
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
TEEN GARVIN
“Riley, identifying as gender fluid, is starting at the public school and hoping for a new start. But Riley has not been able to blend in enough to be ignored. When Riley is being attacked both verbally and digitally, who will be willing to stand up in support?” – Beth at Gaines Township
Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back by Melissa Stephenson
BIOGRAPHY STEPHENSON
“A memoir of Midwestern lower middle class family dysfunction, this is the family’s history marked by the cars they drove. I appreciated this honest portrayal of the daughter who drove out and her brother who didn’t make it.” – Penni at Cascade
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
GRAPHIC J CARDBOARD
“This is a fantastic middle grade graphic novel about kids coping with life through imaginative play. It is a fun yet thoughtful read, with vibrant illustrations and plenty of adventures!” – Liz at Plainfield
Seven Days of Us: A Novel by Francesca Hornak
HORNAK
“I am really enjoying this modern British holiday story where romance is not the focus. As families go, their stories and secrets are all interwoven but the added effect of being in quarantine together for seven days during the holidays puts a twist on the plot.” – Michelle at KDL’s Service Center
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
E SMITH
“Who has not seen the video of the Scottish grandmother reading to her grandson this book?? After watching the video, I had to check out the book for myself! What a hoot! It’s a fun, rhyming book, with great illustrations! You will find yourself laughing just like the Scottish grandma!” – Robin at Krause Memorial
Deep Water by Watt Key
J KEY
“Deep Water by Watt Key is an exciting middle grade adventure/survival story. Julie Sims and her father take customers out for a deep sea dive, but when they surface they realize that something is very wrong.” – Susan at Plainfield Township
War of the Wolf by Bernard Cornwell
CORNWELL
“The Saxon Tales series continues with Lord Uhtred happily winding his days away in Bebbanburg, the family fortress that he has recaptured. He is an old man now but still a feared warrior by his foes. So much so, that they come up with a plan to lure him out of his castle. Uhtred is torn, who will he side with? Because he was born a Saxon, raised a Viking and has ties to the English throne and all come with many enemies he must battle.” – Craig at Walker
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
SF WELLS
“A fun sci-fi romp about Murderbot, a slacker security android who’d rather Netflix than kill even though it has hacked it’s governor module and could be a rogue assassin if it wanted to be. Instead, Murderbot spends it’s time secretly streaming tv shows while half-heartedly doing its hired job to protect a group of scientists on what should have been a rather peaceful and boring exploration mission. But when strange forces threaten the lives of Murderbot’s charges, it has to press pause and get to work.” – Crystal at Kentwood
I Dream in Another Language
FOR DVD I
“In this beautifully shot and lush film, a young linguist named Martín travels to a small town in Tabasco to interview the last two surviving speakers of an indigenous language, only to find that they are sworn enemies and haven’t spoken with each other in fifty years.” – Mark at Krause Memorial
Three Identical Strangers
SOCSCI DVD THR
“A documentary on how triplets separated at birth and adopted into three different families found each other as young adult, with an unimaginable twisted secret. It is a bizarre and intriguing story.” – Megan at KDL’s Service Center
Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock
INSPIR BLACKSTOCK
“This is the first Christmas novel written by bestselling inspirational author, Terri Blackstock. While this story is different from her suspense titles, this novel of love and redemption will warm your heart. It is the perfect Christmas story to get you in the mood for the holidays.” – Barb, Information Substitute
An Irish Country Cottage: An Irish Country Novel (Irish Country Books) by Patrick Taylor
TAYLOR
“Newest title of my favorite series. As always, it makes me want to live there amongst the wonderful people. We fans talked about who should be cast if it becomes a movie/TV series (I’d love to see as TV series!), and my answer was ‘Patrick himself as Dr. O’Reilly.’” – Yuko at KDL’s Service Center
The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus
E FERGUS
“It’s a cute, funny and imaginative book about a boy who starts a reptile club at school and has some surprise members who come to join!” – Jill at KDL’s Service Center
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
J YANG
“This is an amazing book about a young Chinese immigrant named Mia who fights for acceptance and a chance for a prosperous life in the United States. It addresses many of the key issues that immigrants and minorities face such as racism and being taken advantage of for low pay. Yang does an amazing job at creating likeable and relatable characters.” – Brittany at Cascade Township
Dear Sister by Alison McGhee
J MCGHEE
“Being the younger sister, the notes and letters written by the older brother resonated with me big time! It made me laugh, choked me up, and made me want to call my own big brothers.” – Liz at Plainfield Township
Blackkklansman
COM DVD BLA
“Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.” – Sue at Walker
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson
TCRIME JOH
“In 2009, hundreds of irreplaceable bird specimens where stolen from the British Natural History Museum at Tring. Johnson’s relentless pursuit of the truth leads the reader through a fascinating history of explorers, evolution, fashion, fishing, criminal defense strategy, EBay and so much more. A riveting read for history buffs, mystery lovers, bird-watchers, and seekers of truth.” – Nanette at Cascade Township
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. by Jeff Tweedy
BIOGRAPHY TWEEDY
“The songs that Jeff Tweedy writes and records are at times cryptic, dark, romantic, sad and funny. Let’s Go sheds a lot of light on his method and his life in a very personal way. His stories are often funny and deep but they also feel familiar, as if they’re remembered snapshots from your own life. While reading, keep your phone or computer nearby to lookup the people and music peppered throughout the book. As soon as you’re ready, let’s go!” – Randy at KDL’s Service Center
Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel by AJ Pearce
PEARCE
“I adore books with letters in them and these WWII women’s correspondence is a gem. I also feel grateful after reading this that I never had to live through the Blitz in London.” – Michelle at KDL’s Service Center
Code Name Verity (Edgar Allen Poe Awards. Best Young Adult (Awards)) by Elizabeth Wein
HIST TEEN WEIN
“An in-depth look at the lives of two fierce friends through journal entries and letters. A truly stellar read that will tug on your heart strings and leave you wanting to keep the window open for your loved ones to fly back home.” – Brittany at Cascade Township
Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell
INSPIR MITCHELL
“An inspirational romance set in Victorian-era northern England. Charlotte is such a devoted botanist, that at the ripe old age of 22, she is quite lost when introduced to society in order to fulfill her uncle’s wish for her to be married. Her position as her father’s assistant is given up to a long-time botany correspondent, and all of her attempts to earn it back by pursuing a husband go awry.” – Jill at KDL’s Service Center
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
BIOGRAPHY DVD ROGERS
“An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.” – Sue at Walker
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
BIOGRAPHY WESTOVER
“A bipolar father, a compliant mother, and an isolated, anti-establishment upbringing set the scene for this riveting tale of perseverance. At what point does self-preservation trump the fundamental need to be a part of a family? Tara Westover’s biography documents her struggle to become educated. It is truly a lesson for all of us in the resiliency of the human spirit.” – Nanette at Cascade Township
Brahms Concertos by Helene Grimaud
CLASSICAL BRA
“Brahms wrote only 2 piano concertos. No.1 in 1858 and no.2, 22 years later in 1881. Not many pianists have recorded both on one album and Grimaud is the only female pianist to do so. Not only do I love to feel his sorrow and anguish, but also the power of youth in no.1, and then to no.2, which always makes me feel that he made peace with this life.” – Yuko at KDL’s Service Center
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
E DOERRFELD
“When everyone else is trying to offer advice after the world fall apart, the rabbit listened. I read this book to my son and it’s the perfect illustration of love by showing up and being there when someone needs you most.” – Ashley at Comstock Park
Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition by Brandon Sanderson
SF SANDERSON
“This was his first published novel in the ever-growing Cosmere Series and it was an absolute joy to read. Sanderson has a masterful touch when it comes to fantasy writing and this story was no different. If you are a fan of George R.R. Martin or J.R.R. Tolkien check out Brandon Sanderson!” – Jake, Circulation Substitute
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by Jamie Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY BERNSTEIN
“Not many of us can relate to the struggle of growing up with a famous parent and working to find your own voice but you can read about it! I think my favorite thing was how all the siblings found that they had bits of music stuck in their heads – a shared trait when your parent is musical.” – Michelle at KDL’s Service Center
Raised in Captivity by Marty Arnold
MICH ARNOLD
“This book is a must for lovers of “the Ridge” where the story takes place in a fictitious small town, a farm, and a zoo. It has elements mystery, romance, small town living, and friendship, and is a book that will appeal to readers that enjoy a West Michigan setting.” – Barb, Information Substitute
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
BIOGRAPHY NOAH
“Noah was born in South Africa to a black mother and white father during apartheid, truly making him a crime. The audio book is read by him and he gives such an authentic voice to his characters that you feel like you are a part of the experiences he describes.” – Sandy at Cascade
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
SF J AUXIER
“Following Nan, a chimney sweep in Victorian London, this story will make you laugh, cry and cheer for our heroine and her sweet golem, Charlie.” – Liz at Plainfield
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
MORIARTY
“Moriarty is my go to author for a light hearted, page-turning read. Nine Perfect Strangers takes place in a “new age-y” health spa where we meet our nine participants and get to know them under increasingly bizarre circumstances as the spa’s guru’s methods and mental health begin do devolve. I laughed out loud.” – Penni at Cascade
Waiting for Eden: A novel by Elliot Ackerman
ACKERMAN
“This book is phenomenal! Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. His friend and fellow soldier--who didn't make it back home--narrates this novel on loyalty and betrayal, love and fear. Even though this is a small book (173 pages), its message is large and powerful. Give this book a try....you won't be disappointed!” – Robin at Krause Memorial
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir by Amy Tan
BIOGRAPHY TAN
“In this extraordinary memoir, the beloved author of The Joy Luck Club and other bestselling novels explores the complicated terrain of family, memory, and creativity and how they intersect with the process of writing.” – Mark at Krause Memorial
What Am I Thinking? by Karen Kleiman
HEALTH WOMEN KLE
“Being pregnant with my second child, I have become all too aware of the depression and anxiety that came along with my first baby. This book helped me work through those very real fears, and gave me solid instruction in preparing for my next postpartum stage in life. For all the future moms who need a little reassurance and guidance – this book is for you! It’s simple, short, and accessible (something you need with pregnancy brain).” – Abby at Wyoming
How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories by N. K. Jemisin
SF JEMISIN
“This is a collection of short stories covering a wide variety of genres, but all asking the question of who are we and what will we become? At times terrifying, uplifting, and always wondrous, this is a great book for anyone who loves speculative fiction!” – Alyson at Caledonia
Courage in the Face of Evil by Mark Shaw
INSPIR SHAW
“I couldn’t put it DOWN! It is a fiction that’s base on a true person, you become emotionally attached to Vera & Andrea and you see the horrors of the war and that love may be universal when human survival is at stake. I loved how Vera confused the Nazi’s by putting on a Christmas party where kids from everywhere sang Silent Night, one of my favorite songs!” – Kelly at Nelson Twp
These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 (P.S.) by Nancy Turner
TURNER
“This historical fiction book is based on the author’s great grandmother, Sarah Prine, and her time in the Arizona Territories. It is full of heartache, love, adventure and more so it’s a must read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction and/or westerns.” – Amber at Krause Memorial
Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker
BUSINESS TUC
“A fascinating account of the rivalry between the superhero-publishing giants, Marvel and DC.” – Megan at KDL’s Service Center
The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson
ROBSON
“This is a beautiful historical novel about Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown and two fascinating women who helped embroider it, Anne Hughes and Miriam Dassin. It’s truly a celebration of determination, courage, and hope coming full circle.” – Jill at KDL’s Service Center