Published: 06 July 2015 06 July 2015
These three new books will start your July with a popping good time. All are exciting and a little out of the ordinary. Just the right fit for our summer reading program.
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
This is a strange, but addicting debut novel. Circa New York, 1895, Parry brings together three seemingly disconnected stories of three people who are members of the poor, the unwanted group of civilization. As the story unravels, the reader is presented a world in which a newborn baby is abandoned in the privies behind the tenement houses, two sisters who were raised in the world of a Coney Island sideshow, and a young woman who awakens to find herself in a lunatic asylum. They cross paths in a beautiful tale of secrets and love.
Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games by Michael Weinreb
Weinreb writes about college football for Sports on Earth, the online magazine owned by USA TODAY and MLB Advanced Media. In this book, he takes an admitted biased and sometimes sardonic look at college football. Highlighting games from 1869 to 1987 he examines how the game has changed and what it means to be a die-hard college football player and fan. Thumbs up on this one.
The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb
This is one of the few non-fiction books on the Teen Sequoyah Master List for 2016, and it’s a good one. Told in narrative form, it is the story of the Israeli capture of infamous Nazi Officer, Adolf Eichmann, who was in charge of sending thousands of Jews to concentration camps and their deaths during WW II. Illustrated throughout and full of intrigue and thrills, this is one of the best young adult accounts of a famous manhunt. Every American teen should read it.