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Jane is a middle-class, suburban, church-going wife, mother and teacher. She goes to the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store to purchase a rosary for her daughter and ends up agreeing to become a volunteer. Jane's experiences with the poor at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store are an entertaining and enlightening glimpse into her years volunteering. Jane starts out looking at the poor as problems to be solved and ends up seeing them as saints that teach her and lead her closer to Christ. The stories are heart warming and often humorous as she learns more of what it means to be Catholic and experience her faith in a practical way. A good read for anyone who enjoys inspirational stories.
Clover is a wife and mother in her early fifties. She realizes she no longer turns heads the way she used to and is only really missed by her family when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then one day she wakes up to discover that she is invisible, literally invisible. She panics but her husband and children don't even notice although her best friend does. This relives Clover, at least she isn't losing her mind. Clover discovers there are other women like her. Women of a certain age who have disappeared. These women band together to help each other and get the recognition and appreciation that they deserve. This is an inspiring and humorous book which will appeal to anyone who has ever felt invisible.
Evie O'Neill gets herself into trouble in her little Ohio town, and is sent to live with her uncle in New York City in 1922. The thoroughly modern flapper has a secret-she can see other people's secrets. She isn't the only one with a skill, though. Memphis Campbell was a healer. Sam Lloyd can move without people seeing him. All of these skills and more are needed when ritual murders start happening around the city. It will take the work of the Diviners to stop the bizarre evil at work.
Libba Bray's adventure is steeped in Jazz Age history that makes you feel like they are really in 1920's New York City. The characters will make you want to stay. Don't miss this one.
What if the story of Cinderella was set in the future, contained cyborgs, androids, hovercrafts, political intrigue and a plague. Cinder has all of these plus a love story. Cinder is sixteen, lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters. She is considered a technological mistake by most of society and spends her days making a living as a mechanic to support her family. Her reputation as a mechanic brings Prince Kai who needs to have his personal android repaired before the annual ball. He jokingly says it is "a matter of national security". Before Cinder can repair the android her sister and only human friend becomes ill with the plague that has devasted the Earth for over a decade. Her stepmother blames Cinder for her daughter's illness and "volunteers" her for plague research. No volunteer has ever survived. The scientist who is conducting the research discovers some unusual things about Cinder. Information that others would kill for. Exciting from start to finish, this book is the first in The Lunar Chronicles series.
Nobody Owens does not have what you would call a normal life. Though he is a living child, is home has always been a graveyard, and his company is made up of the hundred-year-old ghosts and spirits who reside there. As he gets older, he wonders about his origins and life outside of the graveyard. But could the mysteries of his past turn out to be dangerous in the future?
Neil Gaiman's macabre yet whimsical tale will pull on your heartstrings and keep you on the edge of your seat. While it is a Newberry Award winner, adults shouldn't pass this one up.
When Amy Dunne vanishes from her Missouri home, her husband Nick is the prime suspect. After all, he lied to the police during questioning and his alibi is not very strong. Still, he maintains his innocence. It doesn't take long for readers to realize that Amy has secrets... lots of secrets... and Nick does too! Poor Nick had better think fast, or life as he knows it will be over.
I could not put this book down! It is a fast paced psychological thriller that managed to keep me guessing until the very end.
How can you possibly paint the sky if you don't have any blue paint? This is Marisol's dilemma as she helps her class paint a mural for their library. She shows us all that with a little observation and a lot of imagination, the sky can be everything but blue.
A fantastic picture book for all of your dreamers, young or just young at heart.
What can your peas do? Are they astronauts? Bakers? Construction workers? If they just sit on your plate, then they are not as talented as these peas. These peas even know their alphabet!
A Young Hoosier Book Award nominee for 2012-2013, LMNO Peas is not one you will want to miss!
Humans and dragons have maintained a peace for 40 years, but as the anniversary of the treaty approaches, tensions are rising. Seraphina is a uniquely talented musician and is quite unique herself. She has to hide the fact that she is half-human, half-dragon. If anyone found out, the consequences would be dire, but Seraphina may be the only person that can prevent war between the two worlds. Is she the only one of her kind?
Hartman has created a captivating story against one of the richest and most detailed worlds in fiction. Seraphina is a must-read for fans of fantasy, intrigue, and adventure.
Ever wonder what Neverland was like before Wendy and her brothers arrived? Jodi Lynn Anderson presents this dark imagining of Neverland with Princess Tiger Lily as the main character. Tink, who like all fairies, can't speak, tells the story of how Tiger Lily meets Peter Pan. Being the shaman's daughter, running around in the forest with the fierce and feared Lost Boys is frowned upon. What will happen when her worlds collide?
If you enjoy dark and gritty reimaginings of classic tales, Tiger Lily is for you.
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