ARC of Sarah Rees Brennan’s Aug. 2017 YA novel IN OTHER LANDS

Item Name and Description: Elliot doesn’t want to fight, keeps saying the wrong thing, and is definitely the grouchiest human in fantasyland.

Sometimes it’s not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it’s . . . Elliott. He’s grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. He’s a little enchanted by the elves and mermaids. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.

“A subversive, sneaky, glorious tale of magic, longing, and growing into your wings.” — Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest

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Dissenters middle-grade trilogy by Lydia Millet


Item Name and Description: Complete hardcover set of Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s Dissenters middle grade ecothrillers: The Fires Beneath the Sea, The Shimmers in the Night, and The Bodies of the Ancients. (Donated by Small Beer Press.)

The Sykes family are hoping to enjoy a normal Cape Cod summer. But there are strong and surprising forces lined up against them and there will be unexpected revelations and the highest price will have to be paid.
Cara and her two brothers are hoping life will be a bit calmer now that their mother has come home. No such luck.

“Children, adults, and myriad creatures fight the final battle in a war over climate change…. genrewise, the book completely fuses science fiction with fantasy…. relationships are tender. Memorably unusual.”
Kirkus Reviews

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ARC of Kij Johnson’s Sept. 2017 novel The River Bank

Item Name and Description: In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, a double kidnapping, lost letters, a series of sensational novels, two (threatened) marriages, and family secrets. (Donated by Small Beer Press.)

At least three authors have produced sequels: Johnson is the first woman to do so.

The River Bank will have color endpapers, and chapter and more than 40 incidental illustrations by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings.

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