This book will grab readers by the collar on the first page and never let go. Written as a series of journal entries by 12-year-old Paul, Tangerine by Edward Bloor is a gut-wrenching coming of age novel about truth, culture, courage and soccer.
Two boys — a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces — forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force in Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.
Claire Manes is a Lafayette resident, and her book, Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family, tells the very moving story in letters of her ancestors, quarantined at the leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana.
A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks' place as a renowned author of historical fiction. All meetings are held in the Barnes & Noble Cafe. New members are welcome!