Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls' stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries, from Paris of the French Revolution to a gifted school in Brooklyn, and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.
Cheyenne, is abducted while waiting in the back of her stepmother's parked Escalade. She has pneumonia and is recently blind. The good news is that she's smart, cool-headed and accumulates clues. Portland author April Henry cuts the tension by alternating chapters between Cheyenne and one of her abductors. This is a page-turner.
Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress
Meet Brett McCarthy: best 8th grade corner kicker in Maine, vocabulary ace, and best friend to Diane -- until the prank. Overnight, she's eating lunch in the principal's office -- indefinitely. Now, Brett's got to figure out how to get through her days. Maria Padian makes her literary debut with a coming-of-age novel about a girl learning the hard way.
This National Book Award winner tells the story of ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome and struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends. At home she seeks closure with her father. Told from Caitlin's point of view, she tries to make sense of her world.
One of Willa Cather's greatest novels, My Antonia is a rich portrait of a pioneer woman's simple heroic life. Daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Antonia must adapt to a hard existence on the midwest prairie. It is a hauntingly eloquent celebration of the strength, courage, and spirit of America's early pioneers.
The Cardturner: A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker
The summer looks bleak for Alton Richards -- he has no girlfriend, no money, and no job, except to drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club. Alton soon becomes intrigued -- by his uncle, the game of bridge, and the pretty Toni Castaneda.