Jodi Picoult is an incredible author. One of my favorites is Handle With Care. She's got a new one out that has just been released today - Lone Wolf . Can't wait to read it!
In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may sometimes choose to slip away. Dying apart from its family, it stays proud and true to its nature. Humans aren't so lucky.
Luke Warren has spent his life researching wolves. He has written about them, studied their habits intensively, and even lived with them for extended periods of time. In many ways, Luke understands wolf dynamics better than those of his own family. His wife, Georgie, has left him, finally giving up on their lonely marriage. His son, Edward, twenty-four, fled six years ago, leaving behind a shattered relationship with his father. Edward understands that some things cannot be fixed, though memories of his domineering father still inflict pain. Then comes a frantic phone call: Luke has been gravely injured in a car accident with Edward's younger sister, Cara.
Suddenly everything changes: Edward must return home to face the father he walked out on at age eighteen. He and Cara have to decide their father's fate together. Though there's no easy answer, questions abound: What secrets have Edward and his sister kept from each other? What hidden motives inform their need to let their father die . . . or to try to keep him alive? What would Luke himself want? How can any family member make such a decision in the face of guilt, pain, or both? And most importantly, to what extent have they all forgotten what a wolf never forgets: that each member of a pack needs the others, and that sometimes survival means sacrifice?
Another tour de force by Picoult, "Lone Wolf "brilliantly describes the nature of a family: the love, protection, and strength it can offer--and the price we might have to pay for those gifts. What happens when the hope that should sustain a family is the very thing tearing it apart?
I used to love looking up "stuff" when I was a kid. Did you? I enjoyed the Guinness Book of World Records and reading about all of the neat and sometimes crazy things people did to establish the world record for themselves.
Then there were things I didn't really enjoy looking up. It seems like anytime I couldn't figure out something or didn't know the meaning of a word, my mom would always say, "Look it up!" Guess what I say to my children now? Ha ha!
Here are a few of the most popular items in our children's reference section. My mom would've loved to have the manners book for me . . . .
in the new Sophie Kinsella novel I've Got Your Number
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, but in one afternoon her "happily ever after" begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
This afternoon we're having our President's Day party. The kids will be making George Washington Cherry Trees and Abe Lincoln Finger Puppets, learning some Presidential Trivia, and talking about what they would do if they were elected President! We have a few spots left. Want to come? It's from 4:30 until 5:30. Give us a call!
Sarah's Kay was wonderful and this looks like it will be just as enthralling!
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sarah's Key" and "A Secret Kept" comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an epoque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history--but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.
Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. "The House I Loved" is both a poignant story of one woman's indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...
Volunteers from the Animal Shelter are bringing kittens to the store tomorrow and offering storytime for our youngest customers! Kittens will be here from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm. Storytime is at 10 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm.
Won't you make a donation to the Animal Shelter and/or adopt a pet?
Purchase a book from the Vet Volunteer series, Puppy Place series, or Kitty Corner series for children and we'll donate a portion of the sale to the Animal Shelter.