Mar 28, 2007

more new books . . . .

Waves / Sharon Dogar.
For Hal, now, this summer is different. Sure, he's spending it, as always, with his family at their cottage on the wild west coast of England. But this summer he meets Jackie, beautiful, impetuous Jackie. Lying with her on the beach while she sculpts mermaids from wet sand -- it's paradise. Or would be, if only he didn't keep hearing the desperate pleas of his lost sister Charley in his head . . .

The fighter / Jean-Jacques Greif.
Fighting is a way of life for Moshe Wisniak. As a Jewish boy from a poor neighborhood in Warsaw, he can't run away when Polish kids attack him--his legs are too weak. So he learns to use his fists, his head, and other weapons to defend himself and his brothers. When the family moves to Paris in 1929, everyone finds work and life improves slowly. Moshe, now Maurice, takes up boxing at a Jewish sports club, and he eventually becomes an amateur flyweight. But the war comes to Paris, and in 1942, the French police round up foreign Jews and the Germans deport them. They send Maurice to the death camp at Auschwitz. In the camp, SS officers sense Maurice's strength and command him to box against a dying prisoner. Now Maurice faces an impossible moral dilemma: kill the prisoner or be killed by the SS for refusing to obey them. Is there a way out?

Rurouni Kenshin. Vol. 12, The great Kyoto fire
Kenshin, a one-time assassin turned wandering swordsman, reunites with Sano and Saito to consider what their next step should be in stopping Shishio Makoto from burning Kyoto--the opening move in his plot to conquer Japan.

Twisted / Laurie Halse Anderson.
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Naruto. Vol. 12, The great flight!!
Naruto, a ninja-in-training, faces his greatest challenge when he is pitted against Neji in the third phase of the Chunin Selection Exams, a young man considered to be the most talened ninja in the village of Konohagakure.

Mar 26, 2007

New Books! 3/26/07

Some of the new books in the library:

Grief girl : my true story / Erin Vincent.
Author Erin Vincent describes her life after her parents were both killed in a car accident, leaving her parentless at the age of fourteen with a seventeen-year-old sister and a three-year-old brother; and gives a description of the stages of grief she experienced.

Thirteen moons : a novel / Charles Frazier.
At the age of twelve, orphan Will Cooper is sent to work a trading post on the edge of the Cherokee Nation's land, where he spends his life learning about and defending the lives of the Native Americans and desiring the love of Claire Featherstone, the wife of a successful Cherokee landowner and patriarch.

A little piece of ground / Elizabeth Laird
Twelve-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. In response to a Palestinian suicide bombing, the Israeli miltary subjects the West Bank town to a virtual siege. Meanwhile, Karim, stuck at home with his teenage brother and fearful parents, longs to play soccer with his friends. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that's the perfect site for a soccer field. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under a bulldozed building makes a brilliant den. But in this city, there's constant danger, even for schoolchildren. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive.

The living is easy : a novel / by Dorothy West
Reprint of a 1948 novel which follows the attempts of Cleo Judson, the daughter of southern share-croppers, to break into Boston's elite African-American society

The killer's tears / Anne-Laure Bondoux ; translated from the French by Y. Maudet
A young boy, Paolo, and the man who murdered his parents, Angel, gradually become like father and son as they live and work together on the remote Chilean farm where Paolo was born.

Debt of bones / Terry Goodkind
A young peasant woman struggles to win the aid of the most important man alive in the hopes he can prevent a catastrophic war.