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New Recommendations June 2015

New & Noteworthy Books for Adults, Teens, Children and Spanish-language Readers

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Encrucijada a medianoche

Charlaine Harris ; traducciâon de Efrâen del Valle. |

All I love and know

Judith Frank. |

Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen’s quiet life together is suddenly transformed when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law are killed in a Jerusalem bombing.

Almost famous women

Megan Mayhew Bergman. |

In this elegantly crafted collection, Bergman imagines the lives of women including James Joyce’s daughter and Oscar Wilde's niece.


E.R. Frank. |

When Dime is forced into a life she never wanted for herself, it takes all of her will and power to find a way to escape.

Fell of dark

Patrick Downes. |

A surreal, unvarnished look at two young men in the throes of mental illness and the forces that drive them to do what they do.

The great good summer

Liz Garton Scanlon. |

When best friends Ivy and Paul both experience loss during their summer vacation, they band together to reclaim their faith in the things in life that mean the most to them.

Nuts in space

by Elys Dolan. |

A bumbling group of animal astronauts try to get the elusive Lost Nuts of Legend back home to their planet in this hilarious sendup of famous science fiction movies.


Chiquis Rivera ; con Marâia Garcâia. |


by JiHyeon Lee. |

What happens when two shy children meet in a very crowded public pool? They discover a world of wonder below the surface that they least expect.

Rock, meet window

Jason Good. |

“Thirty years ago, my father tried to force-feed me to eat a beet.” With humor and appreciation, the Minneapolis-based blogger reflects on the meaning of fatherhood.

Transgender lives

Kirstin Cronn-Mills. |

"I didn't hear the word transgender until I was eighteen, when a person I was dating came out as trans.” Katie, Hayden and five other transgender individuals share their personal stories and speak of people’s capacities to love, change and understand.

Unusual chickens for the exceptional poultry farmer

by Kelly Jones ; illustrated by Katie Kath. |

City girl Sophie moves to the country with her family and, with the help of some peculiar chickens and a series of mysterious letters, learns how to adjust to her new surroundings with hilarious results.

We are all made of molecules

Susin Nielsen. |

New stepchildren Stewart and Ashley are complete opposites in every way. Yet, their common situation and the healing power of love make them realize they are not so different after all.

The wrath & the dawn

Renâee Ahdieh. |

Shahrzad volunteers to be the Caliph of Khorasan’ new bride to avenge her best friend’s death. Yet, things get complicated when Shahrzad finds herself veering from her plan and starts to fall in love.