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      Augustown: A Novel

      by Kei Miller

      Sep 2017

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      Fiction to Get Your Book Club Talking
      In the backlands of Jamaica, one woman struggles to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.

      It All Comes Down to This

      by Karen English

      Sep 2017

      Advanced Readers

      Middle Grade Books
      Los Angeles 1965:When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life—and her own place in it—is even more complicated than she'd once thought.

      Grit

      by Gillian French

      Sep 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town.

      The Pearl Thief

      by Elizabeth Wein

      Sep 2017

      Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she'd imagined won't be exactly what she anticipated. Thisprequel to Code Name Verityreturns to a beloved character just before she first takes flight. Map. Author's note. Bibliography. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Marlena: A Novel

      by Julie Buntin

      Aug 2017

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      Debut Novels
      Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena.

      Quicksand Pond

      by Janet Taylor Lisle

      Aug 2017

      Advanced Readers

      Middle Grade Books
      Quicksand Pond is a shadowy, hidden place, full of chirping, shrieking, croaking life. It's where, legend has it, people disappear.

      The Lines We Cross

      by Randa Abdel-Fattah

      Aug 2017

      Young Adults Plus

      Teen Books
      Michael's parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group which make sense to him until he meets Mina,a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan.

      An Uninterrupted View of the Sky

      by Melanie Crowder

      Aug 2017

      Young Adults

      Teen Books
      Readers will get a boy's-eye-view of corruption, greed, survival, and the power of family set in the underbelly of Bolivia's crime world, where drugs are plentiful and justice is rare.

      Buried Heart: A Court of Fives Novel

      by Kate Elliott

      Aug 2017

      Fantasy/Science Fiction High Plus

      Teen Books
      In this third book in the epic Court of Fives series, Jessamy is the crux of a revolution forged by the Commoner class hoping to overthrow their longtime Patron overlords.

      The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

      by J. Anderson Coats

      Jul 2017

      Upper Elementary & Junior High

      Middle Grade Books
      High-spirited young Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer's plan to bring Civil War widows and orphans to Washington Territory—but life out west isn't at all what she expected.

      Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

      by Lawrence Goldstone

      Jul 2017

      Nonfiction Middle

      Middle Grade Books
      Higher, Steeper, Faster takes readers inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. Time line and topics for further study. Glossary. Notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white diagrams, period photographs, and reproductions.

      Town Is by the Sea

      by Joanne Schwartz

      Jul 2017

      Easy Reading Plus

      Picture Books
      Stunning illustrations show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. Author's note. Full-color illustrations.
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