The Cameron Park Staff has chosen their favorite books for 2008.
Here they are:
Nancy O. - Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate - a boy from Africa meets America (Don't judge this book by its cover!)
Janice - Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens - the story of an older woman who retreads the long and rocky pathway of her own life as she raises a young girl left at her door.
Sue - The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond - a young woman walking on the beach in San Francisco with her fiancee's daughter, turns around for a moment and the little girl disappears. In the blink of an eye her life as she knows it is gone. Great treatise on memory.
Misty - Pawprints of Katrina: Pets Saved and Lessons Learned by Cathy Scott - the poignant story of the animals that were rescued during Hurricane Katrina.
Karen - The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein - an invisible wall divides the families of a Christian/Jewish neighborhood in this wonderful memoir of childhood in Manchester England during World War I.
Marcia - Her Daughter's Eyes by Jessica Barksdale Inclan - two teenage sisters struggle to care for one's illegitimate baby while their father is too self-absorbed with his new life to notice their plight.
Janis - The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-Five Years in the Northern Wilderness: a memoir - a lyrical description of the author's experiences in post World War II Alaska.
Nancy B. - The Shack by William P. Young - a spiritual journey from one man's loss to a place of renewed faith, hope and optimism.
Marie - The Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop and The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.
Matt - The Class by Erich Segal - the captivating story of the Harvard Class of 1958. You bear witness to the choices they make in their lives and the consequences that follow.
Brett - Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - a thousand years ago a man rose to defeat the darkness and failed.
We all love to read here at the Cameron Park Branch and enjoy sharing the titles of our favorites with others. Of course we're all reading new ones now, so more later. Bye!