Reviews and Blog Posts: families

The age of miracles : a novel

by Karen Thompson Walker

Reviewer Rating:
5

Sometimes, the disaster that could end the world isn't a meteor, or zombies, or a deadly virus. Something that we all take for granted, like the turning of the earth in its 24-hour cycle, when disrupted, can cause more devastation that we would have thought possible. Join 12 year old...

shards

by Ismet Prcic

Reviewer Rating:
5

Ismet Prcic is a Bosnian refugee who has escaped the ethnic persecution of his war-torn country and his dysfunctional family. He’s a theater actor, a dramatist with a personality adept at taking on roles. With the rhythm and insight of a Dostoevsky with acute anxiety disorder, he recounts his tale...

Plan Your Playdate With Denver!

The Fresh City Life My Branch Colorado Authors Series presents Kyrie Collins, author of Playdate with Denver and Colorado's Front Range on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch.

 

When Collins moved to the Denver area, she had a two-year-old toddler and was six months pregnant. Immediately, she began searching for a resource of fun and interesting places to take her children. Most of the information she found was either for older children or focused on a specific area or activity. She wanted a wide array of destinations for every season of the year and for every budget. Since she couldn’t find one, she decided to create one.

National Adoption Day

November 20 is National Adoption Day. The goals of National Adoption Day are to finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states, raise awareness about adoption, and to celebrate families who have chosen to adopt.

Celebrate National Game and Puzzle Week!

This week, November 15 - November 22, is National Game and Puzzle Week! Whether you game online, play cards or love a good puzzle, the library has something for you! Invite your friends or family for a fun night of playing games or solving puzzles. These activities are proven to keep your mind sharp and active and can even stave off the effects of aging on your brain!

Puzzles

Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?

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Jancee Dunn first hit the literary scene with her memoir “But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl’s Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous,” published in 2006. Upon starting that memoir, I realized that
I already “knew” Jancee after all. A regular writer for Rolling Stone, Jancee was also an MTV “VJ” on the MTV2 network, and if there’s one thing I knew about as a teenager, it was MTV. Dunn’s
first book was mostly about her career in the music business and all the hilarity and fame brushing that ensued. This second non-fiction contribution (Dunn also has a novel) is a more personal affair, centering on her family life.

In her first offering, Dunn described getting away from her suburban roots and making a career in the male dominated rock journalism world. But as Dunn gets older, she deals with all of the issues that arise when

This is where I leave you

by Jonathan Tropper

Reviewer Rating:
5

Still reeling after catching his wife in the throes of adultery, Judd Foxman receives word that his father has died and heads home to sit shiva with his siblings. An outspoken, dysfunctional clan, the Foxmans spend the ensuing week fielding condolences, tying up loose ends and solving old disputes. This...

The last newspaper boy in America

by Sue Corbett

Reviewer Rating:
0

Every boy in Wil's family has taken over his small town's paper route on his 12th birthday. With Wil's birthday only a few days away, he's been practicing his paper tosses and learning the route - he can't wait until it's his turn! But on the day of Wil's birthday,...

The doll shop downstairs

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

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0

This story follows three sisters in World War I era Brooklyn who help their parents run a doll repair shop. The girls love to play with dolls that have not been repaired yet, because they cannot afford to have dolls of their own. When the war starts, Papa can no...

Constance and Tiny

by Pierre Le Gall

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Naughty Constance has a unique view of the world. She sees her parents as terrible people and her house as an evil mansion. Her teachers torture her. The only good part of her life is her perfect cat, Tiny. One day Constance packs her suitcase and runs away with Tiny....

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