Monday, November 2, 2020

New Fiction

by Kwame Alexander
“Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.” -WorldCat
Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer     
“In the aftermath of the twin towers Shirli Berman is intent on moving forward. An outstanding singer, she auditions for the lead role in Fiddler on the Roof, but is crushed to learn that she's been given a lesser part. Deciding to throw herself into the role, she rummages in her grandfather's attic for some props. There, she discovers an old violin in the corner that unleashes an anger in her grandfather she has never seen before, and while she is frightened of what it might mean, Shirli keeps trying to discover the awful reason behind his anger. A long-kept family secret spills out, and Shirli learns the true power of music, both terrible and wonderful.” -WorldCat
Holes by Louis Sachar          
“As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.” -WorldCat
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer    
“It's here! Number one bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly-anticipated companion; the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view.” -WorldCat
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
“In the forests of Maine, Ellie Creed discovers a mysterious Native American burial ground that has a strange property -- things buried there can come back. But they don't always come back the right way ... Ellie tells her father about the burial ground. But when her brother, Gage, is killed by a truck, her father makes a deadly decision.” -WorldCat