Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser — The author will be joining us via Skype as we discuss this compelling urban portrait and touching love story. In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."
Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson ; with a new introduction by Stephen Pile
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols ; with a foreword by Ann Lovejoy
The pursuit of love ; &, Love in a cold climate: two novels by Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jessica Mitford
Diary of a provincial lady by E.M. Delafield ; with a preface by Mary Borden ; with illustrations by Arthur Watts
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Faulks, Sebastian
Wondering what to read next? Always looking for new authors to pile on to your to-be-read list? Go to CPL's May We Suggest on Facebook on Thursday, July 18th. Give us the name of your favorite author and we will give you three new authors you might also love. Librarians will be standing by from 9 AM to 9 PM. Then go to CYS--you have earned your Love It badge!
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