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The Lotterys Plus One

Posted on: September 25, 2017 at 2:46 pm, in

The Lotterys Plus One By Emma Donoghue I loved reading this book! The Lotterys are a very unusual family that leads a utopian family life.  They have two moms and two dads and seven children, some of whom are biological children, some of whom are adopted.  This very lucky family won the lottery and as […]

Station Eleven

Posted on: September 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm, in

Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel A famous actor has a heart attack on stage as he performs King Lear; a paramedic-in-training jumps out of the audience to perform CPR; and a 7-year-old actress watches her mentor pass away.  Outside the theatre, snow is falling, and a deadly flu is quickly spreading across the […]

York: The Shadow Cipher

Posted on: September 18, 2017 at 4:16 pm, in

York: The Shadow Cipher By Laura Ruby The first thing that will strike you about this book is its cover.  It’s the city of New York but in an astounding alternate universe where machines transform themselves and seem almost alive; where the subway (called the Underway) goes both above and below ground and zings riders […]

Labor Day

Posted on: September 4, 2017 at 9:00 am, in

Labor DayBy Joyce MaynardBeing the week of Labour Day I felt this title was appropriate. This is held in the Richmond Public Library adult collection but I believe this coming of age story is wonderful for young adult readers too.Joyce Maynard has combined a young mans coming of age story with an interesting love story; […]

Book of the Month: September: Scythe

Posted on: September 1, 2017 at 12:30 am, in

by Neal ShustermanImagine a world where humanity has conquered death.  There’s no more disease, hunger, poverty, ageing, or death by accident.  Sounds really neat, right?Until you consider there’s also no pain.  Or joy.  Or any intense feelings.  People sort of drift along in life, “turning the corner” (resetting to a younger physical age) every so […]