The One-in-a-Million Boy - Monica Wood

Staff Pick

An 11-year-old Boy Scout takes on a project to assist a 104-year-old immigrant woman with her yard work on seven consecutive Saturdays. He is very socially awkward and finds a delightful friend in this alliance. The woman becomes smitten with his diligence and interest in her mundane life history, which he starts researching for a school project. Then one Saturday he doesn't show up, and the next week his father comes instead to finish out his obligation. What happened to the boy, and the bond that forms as a result, makes for a very good read. The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood is an unforgettable, charming, sweet, and sad story. I highly recommend it.

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ISBN: 9780544947214
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Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

Anything Is Possible - Elizabeth Strout

Staff Pick

Anything Is Possible is the story of Lucy Barton, continued from Strout’s prior book My Name Is Lucy Barton, but this time it is told in short vignettes, Olive Kitteridge style. Some of her observations just slay me, and the side characters that appear are so real that you will be sucked into Lucy’s hometown immediately. This is Elizabeth Strout at her best, and nobody does it better! Olive Kitteridge and Lucy Barton fans will love this book.

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ISBN: 9780812989403
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Published: Random House - April 25th, 2017

Tears We Cannot Stop - Michael Eric Dyson

Staff Pick

"Beloved, racism and bigotry are ugly, uncomfortable issues to grapple with." Tears We Cannot Stop is a heartbreaking, deeply personal and very current look at what it means to grow up black in America. Mr. Dyson writes about racism, white privilege, the mistrust of the police by the black community as well as black-on-black violence, the hypocrisy of "light privilege" in the black community, and other moral failings. There is a lot to grapple with here. This is undoubtedly the most honest book on race in America you are likely to read, and if everyone can read it with blinders off, they may learn and understand much.

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ISBN: 9781250135995
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017