Silver Bay: a novel by [kit] / Jojo Moyes — A surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town. On the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past, but the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves — if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love-never deserve to love-again. For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal-an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn't quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes's signature humor and generosity.
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion — Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, designs the Wife Project: a sixteen-page survey to find his perfect partner. Don quickly disqualifies Rosie Jarman as a candidate, but agrees help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you.
A bigamist's daughter by Alice McDermott
Buster Midnight's Cafe by Sandra Dallas
Echo by Francesca Lia Block
Flight behavior: a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The round house by Louise Erdrich
The flight of Gemma Hardy: a novel by Margot Livesey
The mercy rule by Perri Klass
The beginner's goodbye: a novel by Anne Tyler
Imogene's antlers by David Small
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash by Sarah Weeks ; pictures by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Animals should definitely not wear clothing by written by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett
The silly book by Babette Cole
Big chickens by Leslie Helakoski ; illustrated by Henry Cole
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by written by Judi Barrett ; and drawn by Ron Barrett
And the mountains echoed [kit] by Khaled Hosseini — An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
The First World War in 100 objects by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs by Greil Marcus
Music in the shadows: noir musical films by Sheri Chinen Biesen
The amazing adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Bad weather! by Frank Berrios ; illustrated by Ethen Beavers
The day I lost my superpowers by Michaël Escoffier, Kris Di Giacomo ; translated from the French by Claudia Bedrick & Kris Di Giacomo
Superfab saves the day by text by Bérengère Delaporte and Jean Leroy ; illustrations by Bérengère Delaporte ; translation, Sarah Quinn
Ten rules of being a superhero by Deb Pilutti
Dino-hockey by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Barry Gott
Tumble bunnies by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marilyn Hafner
Gunner, football hero by James E. Ransome
Kick, pass, and run by Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-
Alice the fairy by David Shannon
Buttercup goes to the ball by based on the original flower fairies books by Cicely Mary Barker
Dragon's extraordinary egg by Debi Gliori
A Goofy fairy tale by based on the episode written by Ashley Mendoza ; adapted by Bill Scollon ; illustrated by Loter, Inc
Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by David Shannon
Need for suggestions? Try this list of Science Fiction and Fantasy Reads for Kindergarteners.
ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, Louisa Clark a very ordinary girl and former Master of the Universe, Will Trevor. It's a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, 'What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?' .
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Dragon keeper by Carole Wilkinson
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Dragons of autumn twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais
1984: a novel [kit] by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
Schools in session. Why not read a classic? Do we read differently today what we read at 18?
The moon is down [large print] by John Steinbeck
Northanger Abbey [large print] by Jane Austen
O pioneers!: [large print] by Willa Cather
To have and have not [large print] by Ernest Hemingway
To kill a mockingbird [large print] by Harper Lee
A taste for murder by Claudia Bishop
A catered birthday party by Isis Crawford
The fatal funnel cake: a fresh-baked mystery by Livia J. Washburn
The flaming luau of death: a Madeline Bean novel by Jerrilyn Farmer
Sugar and iced by Jenn McKinlay
Trick or treat: a Corinna Chapman mystery by Kerry Greenwood
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney
The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly
Joust by Mercedes Lackey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Acacia: a novel by David Anthony Durham
A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier and is going to become even more so. Orphaned Liesel Meminger is living outside of Munich, scratching out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple
miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead
man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the
baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
The house I loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Detroit native Bill Morris will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor for a reading and signing of his new novel, 'Motor City Burning'. Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and the serenity of Tiger Baseball on Opening Day 1968.