The Thumbs Up! Award is given annually by the Teen Services Division of MLA to an author for an outstanding contribution to teen literature having both literary quality and teen appeal. "Teen" for the award's purpose is someone between 12-18 years of age. The book must appeal to this age group, both in respect to its characters and setting, as well as in terms of subject and theme.
Ware is a pen name for Colleen Gleason, author of The Gardella Vampire Chronicles.
Noah's compass : a novel by Anne Tyler features protagonist Liam Pennywell who wakes up in the hopital with no memory of being attacked in his apartment. This is a compassionate, humorous account of his quest to retrieve his memory. A former teacher, divorced twice, Liam searches to recover those lost hours and is led into an unlikely new relationship. An exploration of Liam's life and how he is transformed. Quintessential Tyler treatment of one rather eccentric man's search for wholeness. I have been a longstanding fan of Ann Tyler and Noah's Compass did not disappoint.
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Kept : a Victorian mystery by D.J. Taylor
Death at Whitechapel : a Victorian mystery by Robin Paige
In conjunction with several Metro Detroit communities, Canton Public Library offers a variety of events including a book talk, book discussions, and a personal appearance by Scott Turow on Wednesday, April 14 at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to hear Mr. Turow in person go to your patron record and register for the ticket drawing.
In honor of Teen Tech Week, join the discussion here and post a question, response, or review of Leviathan to be entered into a drawing for a prize.
Eleventh hour : an FBI thriller by Catherine Coulter
Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
The shadow side by Linda Castillo
A perfect evil by Alex Kava
The body in the bouillon by Katherine Hall Page
Chocolate chip cookie mystery by Joanne Fluke
Author Scott Turow will make a special appearance at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill this evening at 7 PM. A limited number of unclaimed tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, in the theatre lobby beginning at 6 PM.
The Swedish film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson’s phenomenon of a debut thriller, is set to open in U.S. theaters on March 19. Yes, it’s a subtitled flick.