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Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

By |2019-01-26T10:11:05-05:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

We first met Louisiana Elefante in Kate DiCaimillo's book Raymie Nightingale. Louisiana lived with her granny, wore hand-me-down cloths and didn't always have enough food to eat. Louisiana was one of Raymie's best friends, along with Beverly Tapinsky. Now, we learn more about Louisiana in this wonderful new book. When the story opens, Louisiana is in [...]

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Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

By |2019-01-12T09:58:22-05:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

This is for Riordan fans who want to learn Latino and Hispanic mythology. Charlie has lost his parents and his house has burnt down. So he has it rough and then he sprouts horns, followed by feathers, and, well, read on for more. Charlie then finds himself walking into the myths his abuela told him as [...]

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Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt

By |2018-12-29T11:38:54-05:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Fiction, TCPL|

Here’s an oldie but goodie: Out of the Woods by Chris Offutt. I was reading Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader from the wonderful service we offer called SRCS (statewide remote circulation service - we can get items for you from other Indiana libraries if TCPL does not have them) and Offutt’s work was mentioned as [...]

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

By |2018-12-15T14:04:53-05:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

Cassidy Blake's parents are ghost hunters on TV, but Cassidy can actually see ghosts. Cassidy almost drowned when she was younger, but she was saved by Jacob, who turns out, is a ghost himself. The ordeal left Cassidy the ability to see ghosts, and left her with a new friend in Jacob. When Cassidy's parents travel [...]

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Byron’s Women by Alexander Larman

By |2018-12-01T10:25:09-05:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: BookClique, History, TCPL|

Despite being one of the greatest of English Romantic poets,  George Gordon, Lord Byron’s (1788-1824) relationships with most of the women in his life:  mother, half-sister, wife, daughter, mistresses — were at best volatile and at worst abusive and deplorable.  Byron's Women by Alexander Larman chronicles Byron’s dramatic and colorful life with focus on these relationships, [...]

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Accidental Pirates series by Claire Fayers

By |2018-11-24T09:55:31-05:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

Who is Brine Seaborne? Found 3 years earlier in a small boat at sea, she doesn’t know either or what her real name is. Assigned to be a maid in the house of a local mage, she spends her days cleaning and reading. In a strange set of circumstances, she finds herself on the run with [...]

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The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

By |2018-11-17T11:07:09-05:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction|

What an entertaining read The Long Haul: a Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy is. Finn is supposed to do the whole college, then white collar job, then house with a picket fence thing but like a lot of guys what he wants to do is very different. Smart but essentially bored [...]

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City of Islands by Kali Wallace

By |2018-11-03T10:16:37-05:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, Fantasy and Sci-Fi|

Mara lives in a city made up of islands, appropriately called the City of Islands. This is a mysterious land where music has power and magic is real. Twelve-year-old Mara works for the Lady of Tides. Her work is to dive in the waters around the islands to find magical treasures left over from the city [...]

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The Legend of Greg by Chris Rylander

By |2018-10-20T11:41:11-05:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Children's, TCPL|

Why is Chicago a blue collar city with amazing architecture? Dwarves! Yes, indeed. Dwarves live within and below the great city of Chicago and have strongly influenced its development. And if you would like to know how the Great Chicago Fire happened, well, it’s lucky it wasn’t on a Thursday or it would have been worst. [...]

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400 Things Cops Know by Adam Plantinga

By |2018-10-13T09:39:58-05:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: BookClique, Non-Fiction, TCPL|

I am a big fan of police officers and 400 Things Cops Know only made my admiration for them grow. Written by police officer Adam Plantinga, it’s like a little advice book for those who are new to law enforcement. Divided into chapters like “12 things Cops Know About Domestic Violence” or “16 things Cops Know [...]

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