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.

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