Thursday, December 21, 2017

An American Family by Khizr Khan

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Khizr Khan

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

Adult biography. Call number: BIOG Khan. View in our catalog

Malagash by Joey Comeau

Malagash

Joey Comeau

A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourning. Sunday's father is dying of cancer. They've come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn't good enough. Devastated doesn't fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She's started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She's recording every single "I love you" right alongside every "Could we turn the heat up in here?" It's all important. Because Sunday is writing a computer virus. A computer virus that will live secretly on the hard drives of millions of people all over the world. A computer virus that will think her father's thoughts and say her father's words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn't have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever.

Adult ficton. Call number: FIC Com. View in our catalog

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Margaret Killjoy

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic." Searching for clues about her best friend's mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit—in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer—begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they're going to save the town - or get out alive.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Kil. View in our catalog

The Escapists by Brian K. Vaughan

Michael Chabon's The Escapists

Brian K. Vaughan

When Matt Roth's father dies, he spends his entire inheritance buying the Escapist's trademark rights. Hoping to introduce the Escapist to a new generation of comics fans he assembles a team of artists. Though, after a publicity stunt featuring the hero goes wrong, the fiasco threatens to ground the entire project.

Adult graphic novel. Call number: GN Escapists. View in our catalog

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Pashmina

Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions and the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film.

Youth graphic novel, ages 10-14. Call number: J GN Pashmina. View in our catalog

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