Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New release Tuesday: The Little Russian, The Fault in Our Stars


Susan Sherman has a curious resume: a former chair of the art department at Whittier College and co-creator of the Disney show "That's So Raven." And now for something completely different:The Little Russian,  an historical novel about a mother struggling to protect herself and her children in a Russia about to be swept away by the revolution.... Ya novelist John Green has built a solid reputation writing true-to-life teen fiction with a wry sense of humor. His previous books include  Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns. In his newest, The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel, a seventeen-year-old cancer patient, is in a funk ('Depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying."). But her life's turned upside down when she meets a charming fellow named Augustus in a most unlikely place, her "deprerssing as hell" patient support group.

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