AUTHOR: Lois Lowry GENRE: Fiction, Young Adult This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he’s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
AUTHOR: Paulo Coelho GENRE: Fiction, Psychology Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of attractive boyfriends, goes dancing, has a steady job, a loving family, Yet Veronika is not happy; something is lacking in her life. On the morning on November 11th, 1997, she decides to die...
AUTHOR: Charlie N. Holmberg GENRE: General Fiction (Adult), Sci-Fi & Fantasy Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.
AUTHOR: Zoe Kalo GENRE: YA/Gothic/Ghost/Multicultural 17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she...
AUTHOR: Andrew Krivak GENRE: Literary Fiction The Signal Flame is a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War. It is a novel about generations of men and women and the events that define them, brothers who take different paths, the old European values yielding to new world ways, and the convalescence of memory and war.
AUTHOR: Bryn Greenwood GENRE: Literary Fiction A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. It is a powerful novel you won't soon forget.
AUTHOR: I.A. Ashcroft GENRE: Science Fiction, Fantasy Raven Song is the first of a four book adult-oriented dystopian fantasy series, a story of intrigue, love, violence, and the old spirits in the shadows who wait for us to notice them again. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Charlie Human will enjoy this dark magic-laced tale rooted on the bones of what our world could become.