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Fun & Games with New Books

See if you can match the book description with its book cover! Do they sound interesting? As luck would have it, each one has recently arrived at the LRC and may be available for check out! (Click book cover to cheat for more information  about a title. Answers are at the bottom of the post.)

Elephant Keeper's Children
Round House
Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The Fault in Our Stars

Anna Dressed in Blood

1- Hazel is sixteen, with terminal cancer, when she meets Augustus at her kids-with-cancer support group. The two are kindred spirits, sharing an irreverent sense of humor and immense charm, and watching them fall in love even as they face universal questions of the human condition–How will I be remembered? Does my life, and will my death, have meaning?–has a raw honesty that is deeply moving. –Seira Wilson, book description

2- A Native American boy seeks revenge for the brutal crime committed against his mother and in doing so confronts history, the weight of adulthood and the many, twisted and related roots of a seemingly simple crime.

3-Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills people story…plus a mother-son ghostbusting team, a supernatural cat, and and intriguing curse.

4- [A soldier] and his Bravo squad mates have become heroes thanks to an embedded Fox News crew’s footage of their firefight against Iraqi insurgents. During one day of their bizarre Victory Tour…they’re wooed by Hollywood producers, smitten by Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, and share a stage…with Beyonce. Guzzling Jack and Cokes and scuffling with fans, the Bravos are conflicted soldiers. “Okay, so maybe they aren’t the greatest generation,” writes debut author (!) Ben Fountain, who manages a sly feat: giving us a maddening and believable cast of characters who make us feel what it must be like to go to war… –Neal Thompson, book description

5- [When their parents are taken into government custody] three teenagers spring into action, drawing on a particular set of skills that include soccer, attractiveness, a knowledge of world religions, intelligence and a kind of sibling telepathy. It seems that their parents, though leaders of their religious community on the Danish island of Finø, are also swindlers and liars. What began as the manufacturing of miracles to boost church attendance turned into manufactured miracles for financial gain. And now they have set their sights on the most valuable of the world’s religious artifacts, which will be displayed at an ecumenical synod on the mainland.-Sarah Egelman, bookreporter

6- In 1923, [a young girl] flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.  [She] gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.  She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind.-book description

Answers: a-5, b-2,c-6,d-4,e-1,f-3



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