|X: A Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz
Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies–after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion–and that he can’t run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
|The Winter Family, Clifford Jackman
Traces decades in the lives of a post-Civil War Oklahoma family that includes such members as a psychopathic killer, a group of cruel brothers, an impassive ex-slave, a dangerous child prodigy and a pathologically deviant patriarch.
|Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince, Jennifer Moore
Prince Rodrigo de Talavera has lost everything to Napoleon. Jaded by war, he has become bitter and miserable — until he meets Meg, an American woman whose eccentric schemes and passion for life remind him what it is to laugh and to love. If only she knew him for himself and not as Carlo the stable hand. With the shadow of deception looming over their happy acquaintance and the dangers of war drawing ever more near, can Meg and Rodrigo find the courage to put aside their pretenses and discover if they can be loved as they truly are?
|Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari
The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships, evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary relationships and considering the differences between courtships of the past and present.
|The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey, Rinker Buck
The author offers an epic account of his 2,000-mile trip on the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules, and along the way, tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration and its significance to the United States.
|A Full Life: Recollections of Ninety, Jimmy Carter
The thirty-ninth president and Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.
|Diary of a Mad Brownie, Bruce Coville
Angus Cairns is a brownie, a magical creature with a fastidious nature. Alex Carhart is the messiest eleven-year-old in the United States of America. Together, this unlikely pair embarks on an unforgettable adventure.
|Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, Barry M. Prizant
One of the world’s leading authorities on autism suggests a major shift in understanding autism and offers inspiring stories and practical advice drawn from his more than four-decade career.
|Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.