Author Treuer to visit Wadena Public Library Nov. 10
Author Anton Treuer will visit Kitchigami libraries beginning in November with his new book, "The Assassination of Hole in the Day," for Kitchigami READS Legacy Author Visits. Treuer will visit Wadena Public Library at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. To guarantee that you may be seated, please pick up your free ticket at the library. Seating is limited.
ADULT AND YOUTH
"Chasing the Night" - Iris Johansen. A CIA agent's 2-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, eight years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can't. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her -- and that person is Eve Duncan. She knows that Eve shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie. Now, Eve must take her talents as a forensic sculptor to another level, using age progression as a way to unite Catherine with her child. As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine's horror, she must face looming demons of her own.
"Fragile" - Shiloh Walker. Six years after trading in his combat gear for hospital scrubs, Luke Rafferty is faced with things just as heartbreaking as those on the battlefield. The abused children being brought in by the pretty redheaded social worker tug at his soul like nothing he's ever known. For Devon Manning, being a social worker is a rewarding job, but also a constant reminder of her own troubled youth. Devon takes everything one day at a time-unable to form a relationship with anyone except the children she rescues. When Luke meets Devon, he thinks he might have found what he's been looking for, but in order to get the life he wants, Luke has to break through Devon's emotional barriers and make her realize that his healing touch might be just the complication her life needs.
"Unlocked" - Karen Kingsbury. Holden Harris is an 18-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal -- on the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different. Ella Reynolds is part of the in crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him ... the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discovery -- she and Holden were best friends as children. Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school including her boyfriend Jake. Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will Holden's praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden? This time, friendship, faith and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
"You" - Charles Benoit. (Youth) Fifteen-year-old Kyle is a member of the "hoodies." So named for their ubiquitous hooded sweatshirts, they are the slackers/burnouts/freaks common to every high school. In fact, Kyle would be the first to admit his commonness -- he gets picked on by bullies, he serves detention, he pines after a girl. The deadness he feels is impinged upon by the arrival of Zack, a private-academy transfer who wears sports coats, quotes philosophers, laughs at Shakespeare, and seems to have every student and teacher in the palm of his hand. Zack takes on Kyle as a sort of project, but his swank parties and daring escapades soon turn to deeds far darker. Benoit's stylistic gamble here is the use of the second person--you, the reader, are Kyle. The gimmickry of it quickly fades; in fact, the reader identification helps fill in the gaps of an otherwise watery protagonist. Zack is a theatrical, Iago-like villain, and he makes a great foil to Kyle's antihero in their twisted relationship. This is a brutal, fast, and satisfying read. Grades 8-12.
"A Christmas Odyssey" - Anne Perry
"A Man's Heart" - Lori Copeland
"Chains" - Shiloh Walker
"Daughter of Darkness" - V. C. Andrews
"Renegade" - Lora Liegh
"The Confession" - John Grisham
Adult Non Fiction
"A History of Horror" - W. Dixon
"A Pint of Plain" - Bill Barieh
"After Shock" - Robert B. Reich
"Complete Idiots Guide to Paying for College" - Ken Clark
"Facebook for Dummies"
"George Washington's Sacred Fire" - Peter A. Lillback
"Get Carter" - Bill Carter
"How to Read Novels Like a Professor" - Thomas Foster
"Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets" - Lisa Quinn
"Minnesota Heritage Songbook with CD" - Robert B. Waltz
"Obama Wars" - Bob Woodward
"Perfection Coming to Terms with Being Human" - Michael Hyde
"Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" - David Sedaris
"St. Cloud" - Harold Zosel
"The Assassination of Hole in the Day" - Anton Treuer
"Third World America" - Arianna Huffington
"Working with School Aged Children" - Bumgarner
"Your Baby and Child" - Penelope Leach
Large Print Fiction
"A Nose for Justice" - Rita Mae Brown
"Call Me Mrs. Miracle" - Debbie Macomber
"Crossroads" - Fern Michaels
"Don't Blink" - Patterson
"Gingerbread Cookie Murder" - JoAnne Fluke
"In the Company of Others" - Jan Karon
"Legacy" - Danielle Steel
"Maybe This Time" - Jennifer Crusie
"Painted Ladies" - Robert B. Parker
"The Black Madonna" - Davis Bunn
"The Thorn" - Beverly Lewis
"Cam Jansen - The Basketball Mystery" - Adler Series
"Goosebumps - You Can't Scare Me" - Stine
"Hardy Boys: Lost Brother" - Dixon
"Nancy Drew: Serial Sabotage" - Keene
"On the Blue Comet" - Rosemary Wells
"Junior Buddy, A Saguar's Tale"
"Looking for Bigfoot" - Worth/Nelson
"Annie & Snowball and the Wintry Freeze" - Cynthia Rylant
"Barn Storm" - Ghigna
"Lego City: Ready for Takeoff" - Sander
"Monster Trucks" - Goodman
"There's a Moose in the House" - Lewison
"And I Love You" - Krauss
"Brownie & Pearl See the Sights" - Cynthia Rylant
"Christmas with Krabby Klaws" - David
"Hush Little Horsie" - Yolen
"Lemony Snicket's 13 Words" - Maira Kalman
"Lets Count Goats" - Fox
"Angel and the Badmen"
"Abbott & Costello Collection"
"Band of Brothers"
"Countdown: The Sky's on Fire"
"Curse of King Tut's Tomb/Merlin's Apprentice"
"Dead for a Dollar/Cains Cutthroats"
"House of Saddam"
"Hell in the Pacific"
"Into the Blue"
"Iron Man 2"
"Massacre at Fort Holman/Hot Lead"
"Poirot: Peril at End House"
"The Lucy Show"
Monday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.