Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised to defend the traditions of his tribe. They were not meant to fall in love. (Read more...)
But they do, and the story that follows shows both the beauty and the violence in current-day Afghanistan, as Fatima and Samiullah fight their families, their cultures, and the Taliban to stay together.
Based on the people Atia Abawi met and the events she covered during her nearly five years in Afghanistan, this stunning novel is a must-read for anyone who has lived during America’s War in Afghanistan. Perfect for fans of Patricia McCormick, Linda Sue Park, and Khaled Hosseini, this story will stay with readers for a long time to come.
Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. (Read more...)
Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history, filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.
On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. (Read more...)
Alcohol, guns, and a dare: within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims, with tragic outcomes altering lives forever; but victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his or her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.
Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.
Get PreppedParty: local writer Rachel Mendell will share some tips on getting started on that novel and how to pace your word count. Refreshments will be served and each participant will receive a
Getting Started Kit.
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