In 1970s Harlem, when Fonny, a young African-American sculptor, is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish, his nineteen-year-old, pregnant girlfriend; her parents; and his father rally together to try to clear his name. **Soon to be a major motion picture.**
The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson
A haunted house with four inhabitants and various visitors all desperate to unlock the secrets hidden in its walls. **Now a show on Netflix**
The Darkest Minds
by Alexandra Bracken
16 year old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children. **Now a major motion picture**
Kiss Me in New York
by Catherine Rider
It's Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC. Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.
If You Come Softly
by Jacqueline Woodson
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reaction.
Bridge of Clay
by Markus Zusak
Upon their father's return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother's death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.
What If It's Us
by Becky Albertalli; Adam Silvera
Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.
500 Words or Less
by Juleah del Rosario
Nic Chen refuses to spend her senior year branded as the girl who cheated on her charismatic and lovable boyfriend. To redefine her reputation among her Ivy League-obsessed classmates, Nic begins writing their college admissions essays.
A Heart in a Body in the World
by Deb Caletti
Nine months ago, the boy whom 18-year-old long-distance runner Annabelle calls “The Taker” irrevocably changed her life for the worse. Now she has embarked on a run from Seattle to Washington, DC, to try to manage the immense anxiety, guilt, and sorrow that have consumed her since.
The Silence of the Girls
by Pat Barker
A retelling of "The Iliad," as experienced by the capturedwomen living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War, focusing on the captive queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, Briseis, who finds herself caught between Achilles--Greece's greatest warrior, and the man who murdered her husband and brothers--and Agamemnon--the brutal political leader of the Greek forces.
by Barbara Kingsolver
Two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it.
America Is Not the Heart
by Elaine Castillo
After fleeing the Philippines, Hero De Vera arrives at her uncles where she is given a fresh start. He asks no questions about her disturbing political past, but his daughter, the first American-born family member, is unable to resist her curiosity especially about her cousin's damaged hands.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue each other from the lives of isolation they have each been living.
by Weike Wang
A luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track.
Gifts from our French Exchange Students
Les chefs-d'oeuvre du musée d'Orsay
by Margherita d' Ayala Valva
Stunning images of the works from musée d'Orsay featuring Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Rodin, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin and Klimt. Text is in the French language.
by William S. Lieberman
A retrospective of the work that offers a glimpse into unique private collection that was inherited by his widow, and by his daughter. Text is in the French language.
Reader, Come Home
by Maryanne Wolf
Considers the future of the reading brain and its capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection in today's highly digitized world.
Talking Race in the Classroom
by Jane Bolgatz
Helps teachers develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to successfully address the racial controversies they may face in their classrooms.
Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know
by Colm Tóibín
A study of Irish culture, history, and literature told through the lives and work of three men--William Wilde, John Butler Yeats, and John Stanislaus Joyce--and the complicated, influential relationships they had with their complicated sons.
Wade in the Water
by Tracy K. Smith
A new poetry collection by Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States. Lyrical meditations on class, environmental threat, and America's bloody heritage.