Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter favorites at Woodbury Community Library

The Snow Child              by Eowyn Ivey

        Magical narrative that is realistic in its depiction of 1920s Alaska homesteaders... "the imagery is as crisp and as glistening as a winter apple." During the season's first snowfall, jack and Mabel build a snow girl, but the next morning the snow child is gone---but a trail of tiny footprints remain....                       

Touch                             by Alexi Zentner

         Zentner's exquisite novel reveals a woodland world that asks to be remembered for what it was before men and their axes reduced it and all it contained---real and surreal---to shadow..... Here the wilderness, of the woods and of the soul, is a place with which to be reckoned.

The Outlander                  by  Gil Adamson

          In 1903, Mary Boulton flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, she has just become a widow---and her husband's killer. Set in the wilderness of the Alberta Rockies, the novel follows Mary's quest for survival and safety and her journey deep into the wilderness and the wilds of her own mind.

What They Do in the Dark     by Amanda Coe

           A debut novel from one of the UK's finest screen writers, the novel follows the story of spoiled by emotionally neglected Gemma, who seems to have everything, and Pauline, who has less than noting. Two very different 10-year-olds growing up in a tough Yorkshire town in the 1970s. But when the child television star, Lallie Paluza, comes to town to shoot a movie, Gemma and pauline grab the chance for their wildest dreams to come true.

Miracle on 34th Street       by Valentine Davies

          This twentieth-century Christmas Carol tells the story of an old man who thinks he's Santa Claus...and there is plenty of evidence to support his claim. read the delightful story behind the Christmas classic... and then see the movie again!!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society    by  Mary Anne Shaffer and Annie Barrows

           It's January 1946 and London is emerging from the shadows of World War II. Writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject and finds it in a letter from a man she never met, a native of Guernsey, the British Isle once occupied by the Nazis. 

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