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Trillium book Trillium
Award-winning and fan favorite comics creator Jeff Lemire spins the tale of two star-crossed loved through space in time in Trillium. It's the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It's the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled "Lost Temple of the Incas". Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe.

Suggested by Becky`

Lemire, Jeff.
FIC LEMIRE

The house of the four winds book The house of the four winds
The rulers of tiny, impoverished Swansgaard have twelve daughters and one son. While the prince's future is assured, his twelve sisters must find their own fortunes. Disguising herself as Clarence, a sailor, Princess Clarice intends to work her way to the New World. When the crew rebels, Clarice/Clarence, an expert with rapier and dagger, sides with the handsome navigator, Dominick, and kills the cruel captain. Beginning of a new series by Lackey called One Dozen Daughters.

Suggested by Becky

Lackey, Mercedes.
FIC LACKEY

Animal architecture book Animal architecture
Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process they create gorgeous nests, shelters, and habitats. Capturing 120 of these wonders in all their beauty and complexity, Animal Architecture presents a visually arresting tribute to the intersection of nature, science, function, and design.

Suggested by Becky

Arndt, Ingo, 1968-, photographer.
591.564 ARNDT

Will o' the Wisp : An Aurora Grimeon story Teen Book Will o' the Wisp : An Aurora Grimeon story
After her parents' accidental death by mushroom poisoning, young Aurora Grimeon is sent to live with her estranged grandfather on Ossuary Isle, deep in the southern swamps. Joined by her grandfather's pet raccoon Missy, Aurora explores the fog-covered island of graves. Along the way she meets its sinister residents who care for the tombstones and mausoleums, living out their lives by the strange rules of Hoodoo magic. When ghostly things start happening out in the swamp and island residents start disappearing, Aurora thrusts herself into the middle of the mystery, uncovering secrets that might be better left buried.

Suggested by Becky

Hammock, Tom, author.
TEEN HAMMOCK

The crane wife : a novel book The crane wife : a novel
One night, George Duncan is woken by an astonishing sound-a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden. When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself. It has been shot through the wing with an arrow. Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird's wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky. The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books-a harmless, personal hobby-when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in. Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork. George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her.

Suggested by Becky

Ness, Patrick, 1971-
FIC NESS

Lost recipes : meals to share with friends and family book Lost recipes : meals to share with friends and family
Presents basic American recipes including tomato bread soup, southern corn pudding, and shoofly pie, in a volume complemented by literary excerpts by such contributors as David Gergen and Laura Colwin on the family meal.

Suggested by Jane

Cunningham, Marion.
641.5973 CUNNING

The girl who fell from the sky : a novel book The girl who fell from the sky : a novel
Rachel, the daughter of a danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin and blue eyes bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

Suggested by Jane

Durrow, Heidi W., 1969-
FIC DURROW

The bedside book of beasts : a wildlife miscellany book The bedside book of beasts : a wildlife miscellany
A wonderfully diverse selection of writings and gorgeous illustrations exploring the relationships between predators and their prey. Graeme Gibson has collected myths, fables, poetry, excerpts from nature and travel writing, journals, sacred texts, and works of fiction featuring creatures big and small, real and imagined. An intriguing look at the science and lore of animals through the ages.

Suggested by Jane

Gibson, Graeme, 1934-
591.53 GIBSON

Skylight confessions : a novel book Skylight confessions : a novel
On the night her father dies, Arlyn is certain that the man she is meant to be with will walk into her life, but fate seems to be playing a trick when John Moody knocks on her door to ask for directions. Cool, practical, and deliberate, John is Arlyn's polar opposite, yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief. Their marriage is dangerous territory, tracing a map no one should follow. It leads them and their children to a house made of glass in the Connecticut countryside, to the rooftops and avenues of Manhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound, all in a search for family and identity.

Suggested by Jane

Hoffman, Alice.
FIC HOFFMAN

Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory : the Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation Teen Book Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory : the Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl's Most Famous Creation
Explores the lasting legacy of Roald Dahl's popular book, examining the development of the original story and characters, its social history, and the varying film and stage adaptations.

Suggested by Jane

Mangan, Lucy.
TEEN 823.914 MANGAN

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