What We're Reading

What We're Reading   Summer 2014

The silkworm

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Call Number: MYS GAL

Cormoran Strike is back as a detective in this mystery novel written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Coming off his success in the Lula Landry murder case, Cormoran has his choice of clients and he chooses Leonora Quine. Quine's husband Owen is a writer and he's missing. Cormoran first finds Owen's last manuscript which contains blistering portrayals of those closet to him and he finally finds Owen's body served up in the same manner as the main character in his own story. Join Cormoran as he wades through the possible suspects and apprehends the murderer. ~ Debbie L.

Girls like us

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Call Number: YA FIC Giles

Quincy and Biddy are two girls who know what it's like to be on the outside. Quincy has a facial disfigurement and mental problems caused by childhood abuse. Biddy is a mentally-challenged girl whose grandmother treats her little better than an animal. When the girls graduate high school, they are paired up together  in their own apartment as part of an assisted living program.  Things start to look up as they navigate new jobs and friendships, but a tragic event and the re-opening of old emotional wounds puts their entire world in jeopardy. This gritty, realistic story about the struggles and triumphs of two tough, unique characters goes a long way towards presenting an honest picture of what it is like for mentally-challenged teens to enter the adult world. Older teens and adults will be cheering for Quincy and Biddy in this ultimately hopeful story. ~Diedra

Andre the Giant : life and legend

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
Call Number: BIOG ANDRE

Andre Rouissinoff (aka "Andre the Giant) was a legend of the professional wrestling world. At seven and a half feet tall and almost 600 pounds, he was unbeatable in the ring. But his giant size was caused by a medical condition that strained his heart and joints and led to his early death. The no-holds-barred biography tells the story of Andre's youth in France, his rise to fame in wrestling and Hollywood, and his over-the-top behavior through anecdotes from Andre's colleagues and friends. Life events and wrestling matches are illustrated in an easy to follow, black-and-white graphic novel form that perfectly captures the frenectic energy, personality and struggle of a man who was truly larger than life.   ~Diedra








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