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ELLINWOOD —There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida. This is one of a kind memoir written by a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism. The book demonstrates haw on autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.
“The Second Chance Dog” by Jon Katz. From best-selling author Jon Katz, comes a wise, uplifting, and poignant memoir of finding love against all odds, and the power of second chances for both people and dogs. When Jon meets Maria Wulf, a quiet sensitive artist, they feel a connection immediately. But there is a formidable obstacle in the way: Maria’s dog, Frieda. To win Maria over, Jon needs to gain Frieda’s affection as well.
“The Quilt that Walked to Golden” by Sandra Dallas. A master storyteller, Dallas captures the spirit of adventure and the drive for survival of America’s pioneer women, who often recorded their lives in the quilts and personal documents they left behind. As time progresses, Dallas follows the importance of quilting through the Depression era, World War II, through today’s modern quilter.
“Finally Home” by Lois Greiman. Could life get any more hectic for Casie, with the holidays reminding her of every mistake she’s ever made? Then Bad boy Colt Dickenson shows up with a ring. No one has ever gotten under her skin like he has, but Casie can’t believe a rough stock cowboy will stick around for the long haul.
“Wicked Business” by Janet Evanovich. Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel. After the murder of a Harvard professor, they both take up his search for an ancient relic believed to have the power of lust, revealing a dangerous game of twisted riddles and high stakes hide-and-seek.
“The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom. One morning in the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, the phones start ringing. The voices say they are calling from heaven. Is it the greatest miracle ever? Or some cruel hoax? As news of these strange calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to be a part of it. As the calls increase, and proof of an afterlife begins to surface, the town, and the world transforms.
“The Way Home” by Cindy Gerard. After four years, Jess Albert is still numb from the death of her soldier husband. Then Tyler Brown, a former special-ops warrior, shows up at her small general store, jarring her back to life. Can there be a future for both Tyler and Jess, even with all the pain in their pasts?
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.