July 2013

What’s New · Featured Book of the Month Program: July

We’re pleased to announce the following are our July selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

Adult Title

Yes, Chef

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
“Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister—all battling tuberculosis—walked 75 miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian city of Addis Adaba. His mother died, but Marcus and his sister were adopted by a middle-class white family in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there that Marcus’s new grandmother, Helga, sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking. Yes, Chef chronicles Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to some of the most demanding restaurants in Switzerland, France, and New York City, where at age 24 he became the youngest chef ever to earn a coveted New York Times three-star rating. With honesty and intimacy, Samuelsson also opens up about his failures as a man, the price of ambition, and his emotional journey to meet the father he never knew”

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Teen Title

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
“As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob on a journey to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on the deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”


Children’s Title

Matilda by Roald Dahl
This much-loved story is now a new musical currently on Broadway—and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards!

“Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl who immerses herself in books, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different, but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!”
Hornbook Guide Reviews

Look for displays of all our Featured Book of the Month titles at your local branch and the Main Library!