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*NEW to the website *Great Teen Reads From a Teen Perspective*   6-23-2016

Fiction-Adam of the Road by Elizabeth J Gray–The author takes music, the era of Lords and Ladies, a hint of romance, and mixes them together into a story anyone could read, and almost always love. A young boy who grows up a minstrel has to face getting robbed, losing track of his father, and losing his best friend. As you watch the boy go down the road to finding his father, you will fall in love with him and most of the people he meets. A wonderful book with an interesting plot that keeps twisting and turning down the road.

Historical Fiction-I am David by Anne Holm–War isn’t pretty, but if you grew up in a concentration camp, that is all you know. When you read this book, you follow a young boy who has escaped, and is trying to find out where he belongs. It sounds easy enough, but when you know next to nothing about the outside world, people will start to think you queer. As I read this story, I was pulled to turn the next page, and I just couldn’t put it down. It gives you a look at what happens to ex-prisoners after the war.

Fiction-Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton–A wonderful mix of sand, Arabia, magic, romance, guns and danger.  In this story the author leads you on a journey following a young heroine, who wants nothing but to leave her desert town.   The heroine’s many encounters with new people lead her down a path towards finding out her true identity.  I found when I had finished the book, I missed the character’s and the landscape more than when I was reading it.  The author hints at a sequel and I can’t wait.
Adults: Looking for a great book?  Here are suggestions from Patrons and/or Staff who read these titles recently and heartily recommended them!   Each * represents one person who said it was a great book!

  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend* by Katarina Bivald
  • The Atomic Weight of Love* by Elizabeth J. Church
  • Fallen Land* by Taylor Brown
  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes* Biography by Anderson Cooper
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto**** by Mitch Albom (5/11/16 patron asked to add another star for this book, which she loved! So now it’s a 4 Star book!)  Stop in to check it out!  🙂
  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend* by Katarina Bivald
  • Off the Grid* by CJ Box
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden** by Jonas Jonasson
  • The Jesus Cow* by Michael Perry
  • Crimson Shore* by Preston Child
  • The Last of the President’s Men* Nonfiction by Bob Woodward
  • Furiously Happy* Nonfiction by Jenny Lawson SuggestedReading
  • The Lady and the Panda* Nonfiction by Vicki Croke
  •  Enchanted August* by Brenda Bowen


Community Connections 2016

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The popular Community Connections program was organized in 2014 as a joint project between the Story Branch Library and the Story Elementary School.  The program does a great job of establishing and maintaining connections between our long-time residents, sharing first-hand knowledge of the community’s history, and our newer residents, the Story Elementary School children, sharing their youthful exuberance and hopes for the future.

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