Forgotten heroes: inspiring American portraits from our leading historians by edited by Susan Ware ; with a foreword by David McCullough
The cruelest miles: the heroic story of dogs and men in a race against an epidemic by Gay Salisbury & Laney Salisbury
Willie Mays: the life, the legend by James S. Hirsch, authorized by Willie Mays
Wildlife heroes: 40 leading conservationists and the animals they are committed to saving by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken ; with photo editor Sterling Zumbrunn
We know these are books teens love because the Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where the American Library Association has teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The fault in our stars by John Green
Legend by Marie Lu
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Across the universe [sound recording] by Beth Revis
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The Hollow by Jessica Verday
The hollow kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
Going too far by Jennifer Echols
Geek magnet: a novel in five acts by Kieran Scott
Penelope [videodisc] by Summit Entertainment and Stone Village Pictures present a Type A Films ; Tatira Active Film production in association with Grosvenor Park Productions
Miss Pettigrew lives for a day [videodisc] by Keylight Entertainment Group ; Kudos Productions Ltd.
I could never be your woman [videodisc] by I Could Never Ltd. ; Bauer Martinez Studios ; Scott Rudin Productions
Four weddings and a funeral [videodisc] by Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Channel Four Films [present] ; a Working Title production
The proposal [videodisc] by Touchstone Pictures presents a Mandeville Films production, an Anne Fletcher film
50 first dates [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Happy Madison/Anonymous Content and Flower Films production, a film by Peter Segal
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On Thursday, August 8 at noon, we will be discussing:
Lots of candles, plenty of cake by Anna Quindlen — From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, Quindlen uses the events of her own life to illuminate our own in this humorous memoir. Along with the downsides of age, she says, can come wisdom, a perspective on life that makes it satisfying and even joyful. Candid, funny, moving, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen's status as America's laureate of real life.
On Thursday, July 11 at noon, we will be discussing:
The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger — This classic coming of age story electrified the literary world when published in 1951. The New York Times wrote that the 'book's very first sentence, struck a brash new note in American literature': "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth." Over sixty years later, Salinger's writing and his disaffected and cynical narrator, Holden Caulfield, not only have iconic stature in the literary world, but remain as fresh and exciting as they were when new.