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The Guest Room: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian

The Guest Room is a poignant novel that offers insight into the dark world of human trafficking, the complicated nature of human relationships, and the basics that drive human nature. The story, which reads like a crime thriller, makes one think about how quickly a bad decision, perhaps even a decision you weren’t completely involved in, can derail your life.          

 Richard Chapman and his wife open their home for, what they anticipate, will be a run-of-the-mill bachelor party. The night is anything but ordinary; however, ending with two dead R...

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Georgia by Dawn Tripp

This perceptive and eloquent novel explores the life of the renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe with particular emphasis on her tempestuous love affair with photographer Alfred Steiglitz.  In her acknowledgments, Tripp mentions the work of numerous biographers, curators and scholars, so her novel is based on extensive research. 

O’Keeffe is fascinating and her struggle for her own artistic vision, recognition, and, finally, her need for independence make for sensual and engaging reading.  Tripp has captured the essence of both the woman and the artist beautifu...

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Georgia by Dawn Tripp

This perceptive and eloquent novel explores the life of the renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe with particular emphasis on her tempestuous love affair with photographer Alfred Steiglitz.  In her acknowledgments, Tripp mentions the work of numerous biographers, curators and scholars, so her novel is based on extensive research. 

O’Keeffe is fascinating and her struggle for her own artistic vision, recognition, and, finally, her need for independence make for sensual and engaging reading.  Tripp has captured the essence of both the woman and the artist beautif...

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Haiku Poetry Day

Today celebrates haiku poetry, a form of Japanese verse which is written in 17 syllables, divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. It uses highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature. Your library has many books of haiku poetry to enjoy, like this one by Japanese master poet Issa.

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Counting Lions by Katie Cotton

Counting Lions is an over-sized counting book with some of the most outstanding charcoal drawings.  Each page has an endangered or threatened animal species and a little information about how they live.  On page one is the lion and the charcoal drawing is so beautiful it is hard to tell if it is a drawing or a black and white photograph. This book can be enjoyed by the entire family and give children a gentle insight into animal conservation.

Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad

Recommended for ages 3 and up

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Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Every once in a while a reader will find a narrative that touches their heart in ways that most others do not. For this reader, The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George is such a book. 

The main character, Monsieur Perdu, owns and operates a most winsome bookshop, The Literary Apothecary, which is housed on a floating barge on the Seine River. From his bookshop he dispenses literary cures for the ailments of his customers. Perdu has an amazing ability for prescribing just the right book to remedy heartaches, loneliness, scarred souls, and for reenergizing spiritless psyches. The...

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April is National Poetry Month

Jacqueline Woodson is the Poetry Foundation's Young People's poet laureate. In Brown Girl Dreaming, Woodson uses free verse to share her growing up years.

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Cesar Chavez Day

This day is a  national commemorative holiday in the U.S. as well as the birth date of Cesar Chavez. He was born on March 31, 1927 near Yuma, Arizona and dedicated his later life to helping American farm workers.

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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

Award-winning writer Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day in 1964. Celebrate her special style of storytelling with one of these titles.

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World Water Day

Get a cool drink and check out these titles on this precious resource.

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