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Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Graphic novel school essentials

School is back in session and it is time to get into study mode. This post is dedicated to classic titles in graphic novel form. Whether you are going back to school or a lover of classic literature, there is something for everyone! Please note these titles are NOT meant to replace reading classics for school reading requirements, but perhaps can be read in addition for improved comprehension and/or comparison.

Old Family Photos

Talking PicturesYou think your old family photos are crazy?  Take a look at Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past by Ransom Riggs.  You'll never look at your family the same way again.

 

 

Author, Gary L. Stewart, Visits Freeman Thursday, Aug. 28

On Thursday, August 28th, at 7:00 PM, the library will be pleased to host national bestselling author Gary L. Stewart.  Mr. Stewart is the author of "The Most Dangerous Animal of All," published early this year.  Mr. Stewart's book, written along with Susan Mustafa, chronicles his decade-long search for his birth parents, which led him to a chilling conclusion about his father and potential connection with the Zodiac Killer. 

Book Hunters in Brief #36: if i stay

book hunters in brief #36: if i stayEven if you loved the book long before it was a glimmer in some Hollywood executive's eye, Book Hunters have some suggestions we think you just might love as much.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Here's why: Samantha repeats the day of her death seven times before she finds a way to save herself.

Book Hunters in Brief #35: Outlander

BHinB 35 OutlanderFor fans of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Harris County Public Library's award-winning Book Hunters recommends these great titles:

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

Love Historicals? Read a Sherry Thomas

Private ArrangementsI’ve been on a historical romance kick lately, and recently discovered Sherry Thomas.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Death Comes for the ArchbishopTitle to be discussed: Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30pm.  Summary: "The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe."

 

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