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"Women don't realize how much store men set on the regularity of their habits. We absorb their comings and goings into our bodies, their rhythms into our bones..."

rohouse.jpg Thirteen year-old Joe Coutt's life is turned upside down when his mother is brutally attacked and raped near the ceremonial round house on a North Dakota Indian reservation. Set in the present, Louise Erdrich's The Round House is narrated by Joe as he looks back at this troublesome time and the trauma that deeply affected his family.With a lack of support from local authorities due to jurisdiction disputes, Joe starts his own investigation into the matter in a coming of age tale that weaves tragedy, humor, morality, and spirituality together as Erdrich explores the importance of family, friendship, and culture in Native American communities. While Joe is exploring typical teenage tendencies like underage drinking, the opposite sex, and lying to his parents, he also takes on a burden that will change his life forever. Despite the hindrances he faces, will Joe find justice for his mother and help his family find closure?

Read by Gary Farmer, the audiobook version of The Round House adds an additional dimension to the story as Farmer provides a slow, authentic voice that captures the essence of character and the momentum of plot. Listening to or reading The Round House will leave you immersed in the suspense and drama of this complex but uplifting tale; check it out today!

Hayley @ Central

Whatcha Readin' @ Bay View & Tippecanoe

Ever wonder what the library staff are reading? Here's a snapshot of what's currently being read by workers at the Bay View and Tippecanoe branches:

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Christopher G (Bay View & Tippecanoe) is reading The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 and is listening to Gideon's Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Deb H (Bay View) is reading The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph and is listening to In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy by Adam Carolla

Alison Z (Bay View) is reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Inferno by Dan Brown

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Abby O (Bay View) is reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Alyssa P (Bay View) is reading Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal by William H. Chafe

Matt P (Bay View) is reading A Game of Thrones by R.R. Martin

Fran G (Bay View) is reading Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis and Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

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Sarah L (Tippecanoe) is reading The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

Becky M (Tippecanoe) is reading Family Pictures by Jane Green

Kyle D (Tippecanoe) is reading Please Don't Come Back From the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos

Sue G (Tippecanoe) is reading Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War by Dale Maharidge and I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

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Irene M (Tippecanoe) is reading A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern

Katie F (Tippecanoe) is reading Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Watch for future lists of what the staff at the branch locations are reading!

Teen Awards 2013

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) honors the best teen literature each year with its six literary awards, announced each year at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. To learn more about the awards, including previous winners click here.

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The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit. The 2013 winner is Nick Lake for his novel In Darkness.

In January 2010 an earthquake rocks the island of Haiti leaving fifteen-year-old Shorty trapped in rubble at a hospital in Port-au-Prince. As he weakens he becomes delusional and has nightmares that mix together his violent childhood and events from a Haitian revolutionary leader's life.




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The William C. Morris Award is for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. This year the winner is Rachel Hartman for Seraphina.

In a tale full of dragons and royal scandal, Seraphina is a strong willed young lady who uses her musical talents as a distraction for her own dark secret.






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Benjamin Alire Saenz won the Stonewall Book Award for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This award is given annually to English-language children's and teen books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

In 1987, two seemingly opposite boys forge a deep bond. When Dante's feelings for Ari come to light and tragedy strikes, Ari must decide the type of person he wants to be.






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The Mildred L. Batchelder Award recognizes an outstanding children's book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoere, translated by Tammi Reichel is this year's winner.

Before the start of World War II, 10-year-old Ziska Mangold, who is raised Protestant, is taken out of Nazi Germany on one of the Kindertransport trains to live in London with an "adopted" Jewish family. She learns about Judaism and endures the hardships of war while attempting to keep in touch with her parents, who are trying to survive in Holland.




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The Odyssey Award is for the best audiobook produced for teens and/or children available in English in the US. This year's winner is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and narrated by Kate Rudd.

Diagnosed with stage IV thyroid cancer, Hazel has always known her fate. But when she meets Augustus Waters at a cancer support group, Hazel struggles to change her outlook on life and love.




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The Schneider Family Book Award is for books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience and this year was given to Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis for Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am.

Ben is wounded and trying to recover from a traumatic brain injury that occurred while serving in Iraq. Although he will never be the person he once was, this is the story of his struggle and transformation.

Karli & Katharina, Central

The Audies 2009

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The Audies Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). For a full listing of finalists and winners please see The Audies 2009.

Fiction (tie)

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DUMA KEY
Stephen King, Read by John Slattery
Simon & Schuster Audio/ Recorded Books Check catalog for availability.

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THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills
Random House Audio/ Books on Tape Check catalog for availability.

Non-Fiction

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HOT, FLAT, AND CROWDED
Thomas L. Friedman, Read by Oliver Wyman
Macmillan Audio/ BBC Audiobooks America Check catalog for availability.

Audiobook Adaptation

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ENGLISH MAJORS
Garrison Keillor, Read by Garrison Keillor et al.
HighBridge Audio Check catalog for availability.

Biography/Memoir

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THE LAST LECTURE
Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow, Read by Erik Singer
Hyperion Audiobooks/ Books on Tape Check catalog for availability.


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