September 2017

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

Adult Title

The Children

Place a hold on our September selections for the Featured Book of the Month program!

The Children by Ann Leary
“They were hardly the Brady Bunch, this blended family: Whit’s two sons from his first marriage, and Sally and Charlotte, Joan’s daughters from hers. The old-money rambling estate in the privileged Connecticut countryside was where Joan raised her girls upon her marriage to Whit, and where Perry and Spin spent weekends and vacations. Now that Whit has died, Joan stays on in the deteriorating house; Charlotte lives in the attic, and concert-musician Sally comes and goes, depending on the status of her bipolar disorder. It’s a fragile environment, one overtly threatened when Spin brings his fiancée for a meet-and-greet. Suddenly, old wounds are gouged open, past rivalries reignited, and the legacy Whit and Joan worked hard to maintain may fall into the hands of a psychopathic opportunist.”
Booklist Reviews

Teen Title

Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
“Sixteen-year-old Solomon has agoraphobia. He hasn't left his house in 3 years. Ambitious Lisa is desperate to get into a top-tier psychology program. And so when Lisa learns about Solomon, she decides to befriend him, cure him, and then write about it for her college application. To earn Solomon's trust, she introduces him to her boyfriend Clark, and starts to reveal her own secrets. But what started as an experiment leads to a real friendship, with all three growing close. But when the truth comes out, what erupts could destroy them all.”

Children’s Title

Wilder Boys

Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace
“After witnessing a shooting involving their mother’s boyfriend, Bull, and finding his hidden gun and stash of cash, brothers Jake, 13, and Taylor, 11, know they are not safe around him. They decide to run away from Pittsburgh to find the father they haven’t seen in seven years. Taking Bull’s money and their dog, Cody, they embark on a dangerous journey to Wyoming with only clues from their father’s journal and letters to guide them. En route, they encounter wild animal attacks, extreme hunger, and dangerous weather conditions while constantly worried that Bull will catch up to them.”

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