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MariansLibrary’s Spring Reads 2015

  

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden
I’ve quite appropriately chosen this quote for my Spring Reads 2015 list  since our book club has chosen, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, as our April selection.  It’s the year of the “classics” for our book club!
The sun will most definitely be shining down upon these new book releases in 2015!  I’ve already gotten a head-start by reading, Christopher Scotton’s, debut novel, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth.  Set in the Appalachians this intensely emotional and poignant coming of age story told from the point of view of young fourteen-year-old Kevin, will tug at heart!  Hope we hear more in the future from Scotton!
 A book is like an old friend as is a favorite author! I was so very pleasantly surprised and honored to see my name listed on Sarah McCoy’s acknowledgement page in her upcoming historical fiction book, The Mapmaker’s Children!  Thank you again Sarah!! I’ve been interested in the life and times of the infamous abolitionist John Brown since I was very young so I was giddy with excitement to discover the subject matter of The Mapmaker’s Children!  A sensational book which interweaves the lives of two characters, one set in the past (Sarah Brown) and the other in present day (Eden Anderson)! A more in-depth review will follow closer to the May 5th publication date.
I never tire of reading books by best-loved authors and this Spring is no exception! Sara Gruen, Greg Iles, Jane Smiley, Stephen King, Seth Graeme-Green, Rachel Joyce, Kristin Hannah, Anne Tyler, Annie Barrows, Harlan Coben, Erik Larson, Alice Hoffman, Jane Yolen, and Doreen Cronin once again have new books that I’m eager to read! 
Enjoy and as always, Happy Reading!
Kathy
Adult Fiction

  
Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone
  
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles 
  
Early Warning by Jane Smiley
  
  

 

An Exaggerated Murder by Josh Cook

  

The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell

  

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

  

The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame-Smith

  

Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon

  

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

  

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy

  

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

  

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

  

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

  

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

  

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

  

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

  

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Adult Non-Fiction

  

1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music by Andrew Grant Jackson

  

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

  

Tinder Box: The Iroquois Theatre Disaster 1903 by Anothony P. Hatch

  

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Young Adult

  

Delicious Foods by James Hannaham

Middle Grades

  

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Children’s

  

Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

  

How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

  

I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty

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