River Readers

  • The Sugarhouse Blues

    This story continues to flesh out the three Hudson sisters, their aunt, and the men who are crossing their paths. Des and her love for dogs, especially those who've been abandoned, plays a large part in this story. This connection leads to her reevaluating what she wants in life, where she wants to be, and most of all, who she wants to be with. The glimpses in to the past of the theater and how it's being restored are intriguing too. I can't wait to see how this all wraps up and especially what is going to break the destructive cycle that Allie is living in.

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  • The Bridge Home

    After Viji and Rukku escape their abusive father, they find themselves struggling to survive under an abandoned bridge in Chennai, India. They bond with two boys also on the bridge and together they eek out an existence pilfering the trash pits in and around the city.

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  • The Night Gardener

    Molly and her brother, Kip, are desperate. Their parents are gone and they are on their own. They have exhausted all their options save for the promise of work at an old English manor house. When they arrive they soon discover that all is not as it seems.

    This book is wonderfully creepy, mystical and engaging. I don't usually like books like this book found myself riveted in Molly and Kip's story. This is the second of Jonathan Auxier's books I've read and loved. I am anxious to pick up another.

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  • HausMagick: Transform Your Home with Witchcraft

    Hausmagic was the perfect book for me at the perfect time. I'm doing the Spring cleaning and organizing of the house and I saw this book on the New Books at the library and thought I would take a look at it. I loved this book from the start and I have incorporated ways to fill my home with more positive energy and out the negative. I really can feel the difference.

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  • Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas

    The team is despondent following the near apocalypse created by one of their own and the death of their beloved mentor Pogo. So it's a great time for another catastrophic event to rouse the team into action. Trouble is - each member of the team is distracted by some very real problems of their own. The White Violin is bedridden due to an unfortunate blow to the head. Rumor has lost her voice - the source of her power.

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  • Umbrella Academy Volume 1

    In an inexplicable worldwide event, forty-seven extraordinary children were spontaneously born to women who'd previously shown no signs of pregnancy. Millionaire inventor Reginald Hargreeves adopted seven of the children; when asked why, his only explanation was, "To save the world."

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  • Unnatural Volume 1 Awakenings

    Leslie is a simple pig girl. She loves sushi, she’s stuck with a job she hates, and she lives under a brutal totalitarian government—one that punishes transgressors for anything deemed “unnatural.” Leslie dreams of something different for herself.

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  • Road To Glory

    Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a once successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he is walking from Seattle to Key West, the farthest destination on his map.

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  • The Hate U Give

    Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping young-adult novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

    Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. -Fantastic Fiction

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  • Miles To Go

    Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map.

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  • Watch Us Rise

    Jasmine and Chelsea go to a progressive high school in New York City where they study social justice. They are growing tired of the hypocrisy and double standards they see within their school that is supposed to be a model of inclusivity and intersectionality. When the after school clubs they are required to be a part of tries to pigeon hole them into the stereotypes the school supposedly doesn't adhere to, the girls respond by forming their own club to promote feminism, equality and justice.

    I wanted to like this book. It just didn't work for me.

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  • Princess of Glass

    Princess of Glass is the second in The Princesses of Westfalin Trilogy. This take on the fairy tale of Cinderella, finds Princess Poppy visiting the kingdom of Breton. After vowing never to dance again, Poppy finds herself enjoy the company of the handsome princes and enjoying the occasional card game at the many balls. That is until a mysterious servant girl, who goes by Ellen, appears. Things start to go awry and Poppy is sure that there is magic afoot.

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  • This Promise of Change

    This Promise of Change is the story of Jo Ann Allen Boyce who was one of the Clinton 12 who fought for the right to be allowed to go to the same high school as the white students in Clinton, Tennessee. It takes place right after the Brown vs. The Board of Education decision by the Supreme Court. The school district made the decision to desegregate and follow the letter of the law. Things start with just a few minor protests but as word gets out and outsiders come in the protests grow and become violent. Jo Ann becomes the unwitting spokesperson of the students involved.

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  • New Kid

    Jordan Banks is going to be the new kid at his elite private school. Known for its academic rigor, Jordan is one of a few kids of color in his school.

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  • Dear Sister

    Dear Sister is a heartwarming telling of a brother's "love" for his baby sister. It is told by letters and pictures he writes/draws for her. I loved it so much and it perfectly describes the sibling dynamic as they grow older.

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