The “memo” of the title is a recording that Warrant Officer Radebe Turner makes when he’s being hunted down in the Northern Cape.
“The Liar's Child delivers a powerful psychological plot with heartbreaking emotion and well-fleshed-out characters that are thrown into an unwanted s
“The mix of poets, styles, and topics makes for a collection that will prompt children and their parents and teachers to grab paper and pencil—or laptop and mouse—to try writing their own ‘
It’s déjà vu all over again! Remember Rover? The eerie, icky white latex ball/balloon that bursts from the sea to envelop escapees from the Village?
“Titanshade satisfies well enough to make you start over at the beginning to see what you missed.”
“a lot of fun, enlivened by Farley’s artwork. Charlotte is a bunny scientist you’ll find yourself cheering for!”
“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”
“Share this entertaining and informative picture book with young readers for discussion about women’s rights and the many ways women and girls were (are) held back and discouraged from doin
“Tyler Cross: Angola is the perfect graphic novel for those sick of superheroes. . . .
Beautiful Days is a collection of short stories by author Joyce Carol Oates that originally appeared elsewhere.
“Reynolds combines urban grit, suburban optimism, and just the right amount of snark to create an unforgettable love story.”
“Who is this picture book for? Any child would find it a horror story about a destructive father and a mother who can't keep herself or her son safe.
“full of compulsively readable little stories that each feel developed beyond their few pages.”
“If this should happen to be the last novel in the series, the story couldn’t end in a better way.”
“Berserk contains all of the primary ingredients: sex, violence, horror, sadism, and adventure. What is not to love about this manga?
“The Quintland Sisters transports the reader to another time period . . .
“The Handsome Monk and Other Stories is engaging, charming, and often dark. It offers a rare and apparently honest view of modern Tibet . . .”
"This amazing, thoroughly researched historical novel by debut author Jess Montgomery shows how love, determination, and courage can overcome bitterness, deceit, and violence.
“A lovely book, a worthy debut novel, a satisfying read.”
“filled with a complex cast of characters imbued with both good and evil, as well a good man who walks the thin line between.”
“an entertaining, imaginative piece of fiction, filled with enough historical facts to make it seem it could actually be true.”
“Church’s characters are strong and believable, and the plot keeps the pages turning.”
“the action never wanes, the story never dulls. An ageless tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice--or injustice—The Border is an epic conclusion to an epic series . .
“The wall means having no choices. It means a bone-crunching ordeal of loneliness, isolation, hunger, and most of all penetrating cold.”
“The Stranger Diaries is an ambitious, evocative, and thoroughly tantalizing offering from an author who is not afraid to stray beyond her comfort zone.