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Quite a compelling read! Susan C. Bartoletti gives the straight-skinny on the first documented case of typhoid in America.
The author states, that if you are squeamish and don't like to read about germs, STOP now. Back in the day, before antibiotics a health crisis was identified. The detective work involved to document Mary Mallon as America's first carrier, is told with archival photos and primary source materials. From a fatal dessert to name calling and a final day in court, this book gives both sides to a deadly story. Take a look at how medicine has evolved over the past 100 years.
SONIA GENSLER is the author of two young adult novels, The Revenant (Knopf, 2011) and The Dark Between (Knopf, 2013), and a new novel for middle grade readers, Ghostlight (Knopf, releasing in Fall 2015). Things that go bump in the night are just the beginning in Ghostlight, when a summer film project in a frightening old house becomes a real-life ghost story.
Jennifer Longo's debut YA read is mysterious, frenetic, dark and sardonic!
Imagine having an afterschool job at your local cemetery.That is what happens to Leigh when her father buys a graveyard. She is literally surrounded by death everyday and only by happenstance, she finds someone in the cemetery that she knew. This realistic read is at times, way out there; so grab a bag of junior mints and a box of kleenix for this one.
A story of loss, friendship, coming of age TO drive and death.