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LibraryReads List June 2016

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Announcing the
June 2016

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and 
June's LibraryReads Favorite is: Vinegar Girl
A Novel
by Anne Tyler
(Hogarth)

"The newest entry in the Hogarth Shakespeare series brings The Taming of the Shrew into the modern world. Kate is stuck in a life taking care of her absent minded professor father and her sister, Bunny. When her father suggests a marriage of convenience in order to secure a green card for his lab assistant Pyotr, Kate is shocked. This is a sweet and humorous story about two people, who don't quite fit in, finding each other. Tyler's wonderful writing updates and improves on the original." --Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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Here is a children's book that will bring back memories of your favorite dog stories like Shiloh or Old Yeller. It is a story about a boy and his fox called Pax. Peter is forced to abandon his pet fox because of impending war and is sent to live with his grandfather while his father joins the war effort. Peter, feeling a great sense of betrayal, sets off on his own to find Pax.

Funny, but while reading this book we discovered we have a neighborhood fox that makes frequent visits through our yard. I'm constantly amazed and delighted with the variety of wildlife that still passes by.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Simply put... Brilliant! Storytelling at its finest.
Doerr manages to take two characters, one a French blind girl and one a German boy genius radio operator, and connect them through a series of other characters and events during World War II all the while making subtle references to the title. I have to ask, was the title decided before, during, or after the writing of the book?

Titans by Leila Meacham

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If you have some time on your hands and like family saga's then you will enjoy Meacham's Titans. 
Twins separated at birth, ranchers and oil men, and you guessed it, Texas.
Evokes memories of Edna Ferber's Giant.

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

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An excellent crime novel about boys in a South L.A. gang. Two half brothers and two other gang members are sent to Wisconsin to do a job after a Box (a user's house) gets shut down by the police. Is the purpose of the job to take someone out or to protect one of the boys?
This story moves along quickly and you will get used to the lingo after the first chapter.