New books! Thanks library fines

New BooksThanks to lost and late books, new books have been purchased for the library!  The books are currently on display in the fiction section (pictured above).  The new titles include:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  A Fable, by John Boyne
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

Burned, by Ellen Hopkins
Seventeen-year-old Pattyn, the eldest daughter in a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt’s Nevada ranch for the summer, where she temporarily escapes her alchohic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance.

Impulse, by Ellen Hopkins
Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada’s Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attemped suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, by Eric Schlosser
Investigative journalist (Schlosser) examines the local and global influence of the American food industry.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers:  Seventh Edition

Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
“In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley.  His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless.  He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.  Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter…”  (from the book).

Lucky, by Alice Sebold
“In the tunnel where I was raped, a tunnel that was once an underground entry to an amphitheater, a place where actors burst forth from underneath the seats of a crowd, a girl had been murdered and dismembered.  I was told this story by the police.  In comparison, they said, I was lucky.”  (excerpt from the book).

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  1. These all sound like interesting books. Maybe I’ll read some of them. 🙂


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