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These recent JLG Gold Standard selections show the highs and lows of love—in all its forms.

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      Waiting for Eden

      by Elliot Ackerman

      Nov 2018

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      Eden Malcom lies in a bed, unable to move or to speak, imprisoned in his own mind. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his hospital room. He has never even met their young daughter. And he will never again see the friend and fellow soldier who didn’t make it back home—and who narrates the novel. But on Christmas, the one day Mary is not at his bedside, Eden’s re-ordered consciousness comes flickering alive. As he begins to find a way to communicate, some troubling truths about his marriage—and about his life before he went to war—come to the surface. Is Eden the same man he once was: a husband, a friend, a father-to-be? What makes a life worth living? A piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty and betrayal, love and fear, Waiting for Eden is a tour de force of profound humanity.

      The Answers: A Novel

      by Catherine Lacey

      Oct 2017

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      Here is an urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various after-effects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship.

      Once and For All

      by Sarah Dessen

      Sep 2017

      Young Adults Plus

      As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

      Eliza and Her Monsters

      by Francesca Zappia

      Sep 2017

      Young Adults

      Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Words in Deep Blue

      by Cath Crowley

      Aug 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      In this beautiful love story two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope—and letters hidden between the pages.

      The Upside of Unrequited

      by Becky Albertalli

      Jul 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she's lived through it twenty-six times.

      When Dimple Met Rishi

      by Sandhya Menon

      Jul 2017

      Young Adults

      This is a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.

      Confessions of a High School Disaster: Chloe Snow’s Diary

      by Emma Chastain

      Apr 2017

      High-Interest High Plus

      A lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth.

      Things I Should Have Known: A Novel

      by Claire LaZebnik

      Apr 2017

      Young Adults

      Here is the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy.

      Crazy Messy Beautiful

      by Carrie Arcos

      Mar 2017

      Young Adults

      When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding "the one" should be easy. But for sixteen-year-old Neruda Diaz, it's anything but.

      Cloudwish

      by Fiona Wood

      Jan 2017

      Mature Young Adults Plus

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      For Vân Uoc, fantasies are either nourishing or pointless. Daydreaming about her own art opening? Nourishing. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, star of the rowing team? Pointless.
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