What happens to all your stuff when you're gone? Well, if you lived in Failin, Oregon, your belongings could end up being sold by Lewis, who works in the estate sale business. He's chafing under the oppression of life in this small town that shrinks more with every day. Then he meets Anne--who's feeling just as hemmed in as he is. Can they free themselves and each other from the weight of their parents' history and secrets? Find out in Bad Houses!
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, by Maryrose Wood, is a delightful read on its own, but with the addition of Katherine Kellgren's narration, this story is taken to a magical land of snooty ladies, plucky governesses, and howling wolf-children. Kellgren uses different voices and accents for all the characters--her talent for dramatic reading kept me in my car, listening to the story, long after I had reached my destination. This is definitely one of my favorite audiobooks of all-time. (Plus, it's the first in a series! I've just started Book 3!!)
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I remember voting for my favorite Sequoyah nominee when I was in elementary school. I had read more than three nominees, so I was eligible to vote. The winner that year? Lee Wardlaw's 101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR PARENTS. I thought it was pretty schweet that *I* got to vote on a book award. Back then, the Sequoyah Awards were mostly aimed at elementary school aged children, but now? Guys, these days we have our OWN list of nominees, for our own award--the High School Sequoyah Award. All you have to do in order to vote next spring? Read or listen to three books off the list. And this is totally not a chore, because I'm reading through this list, and so far these books ARE AWESOME.
Here are some new fiction titles we've put out on display here at Hardesty: