Articles tagged "Alzheimer’s"
We just couldn’t wait until next #ewgcya to share some great YA news with y’all. First, School Library Journal presented an exclusive sneak peek at their most anticipated Spring 2017 titles, including:
THE INEVITABLE COLLISION OF BIRDIE & BASH by Candace Ganger
A horrifying tragedy links Birdie and Bash together—but neither knows it. They start to fall—hard—as the events of the tragedy unfold, changing both their lives in ways they can never undo.
DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell
When her favorite teacher Miss Sweeney doesn’t show up to class, Flannery knows something is wrong.
Click here to download the full SLJ Sneak Peek guide.
Next, Sara Lovestam’s WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS has two starred reviews!
“Empathy, identity, and the transformative power of music bind this tale of an atypical friendship between a teenage outcast and a jazz musician. There’s a an easy, languid flow to Lovestam’s omniscient third-person storytelling as different characters take the spotlight, but the author doesn’t soft-pedal mortality, Alzheimer’s, or Steffi’s bullies—Steffi’s self-control is all the more courageous in the face of their genuine cruelty.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove
FANTASTIC NEWS! Macmillan has two books on the January 2016 LibraryReads list!
Coming in at #7 is THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth. Librarians across the country are gushing over this novel reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks’s THE NOTEBOOK and Lisa Genova’s STILL ALICE about a 38-year-old woman with early onset Alzheimer’s who falls in love with another care home resident. “Sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up.” — Library Journal, starred review
Loved THE THINGS WE KEEP Sally Hepworth about early onset dementia. Amazing how realistically imagined the characters experience are #ewgc
— Jennifer Winberry (@jwinberry) September 1, 2015
— Kim Mounger Storbeck (@OlyKim) October 6, 2015