Articles tagged "Fernanda Santos"

New Nonfiction – May 2016

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith
THREE STARRED REVIEWS! “This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.”
Library Journal, starred review

THE FIRE LINE: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda Santos
A Spring 2016 B&N Discover Great New Writers selection! In the tradition of DEEP DOWN DARK, and A PERFECT STORM comes the harrowing, and tragic true-life story of one of America’s deadliest wildfires and the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.

THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak
LIBRARY CATS!!! Need we say more? OK, this is librarian Louch’s memoir about her pair of Scottish Fold cats who became the most famous library cats in the world. “Replete with images and stories of these feline personalities, who were wildly popular not only in Douglas County but also became national celebrities, this heart-warming treasure of a book should appeal to readers of all ages.” — Library Journal

BONUS: free, downloadable #LibraryCatProblem e-cards & a video of cute kids singing about the kitties.

THE SONG POET: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang
Following her award-winning book THE LATEHOMECOMER, Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. “Yang builds upon that beautiful chronicle in this hauntingly lyrical tribute to her beloved father. A memorable and moving immigrant story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

THE FIRE LINE is a Spring 2016 B&N Discover Pick

Terrific news: THE FIRE LINE: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda Santos is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2016 selection!

From the B&N Discover blog: “For most Americans, wildfires exist mainly as breathless news footage, either of planes dumping chemicals or of ominous glowing flames encroaching on communities. Often forgotten are the incredibly brave and skilled men and women who race toward these fires to save lives and property. THE FIRE LINE does for the Granite Mountain Hotshots what other recent books have done for our military, bringing these heroes to complex life while telling a thrilling story of danger, heroism, and adventure. It will be easy to forget you’re reading about real people and their real lives because the writing is so cinematic and evocative, but it also serves as a reminder that we collectively owe debts to the people who strive to protect us not from invasion or terrorist plots, but from Mother Nature herself.”

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