Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Coming Soon

Coming Soon to a Library Near You is a weekly feature inspired by Jill at Breaking the Spine that looks at upcoming books.

This Week’s Book: Ten Miles Past Normal
Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell
Release Date: March 2011
Summary: Janie Gorman wants to be normal. The problem with that: she’s not. She’s smart and creative and a little bit funky. She’s also an unwilling player in her parents’ modern-hippy, let’s-live-on-a-goat-farm experiment . This, to put it simply, is not helping Janie reach that “normal target It would be nice to go back to that old suburban life…or some grown up, high school version of it, complete with nice, normal boyfriends who wear crew neck sweaters and like social studies. So, what’s wrong with normal? Well, kind of everything. She knows that, of course, why else would she learn bass and join Jam Band, how else would she know to idolize infamous wild-child and high school senior Emma (her best friend Sarah’s older sister), why else would she kind of be falling in "like" with a boy named Monster. Janie was going for normal, but she missed her mark by about ten miles…and we mean that as a compliment. (amazon)

It sounds like a really funky and kinda cute story. Plus, I love characters that are not ‘normal’.

4 comments:

Nadea Ruzmen said...

Gotta say...normal is kinda boring, isn't it? Sounds like a good book.

Jan von Harz said...

Love this title. I think I would read it based on that alone, but I also love the premise. Great pick!

Tribute Books Mama said...

How to Knit a Heart Back Home
By Rachael Herron
Publication date: March 1, 2011

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

BLHmistress said...

Normal whats that lol, Hope you enjoy this book , can't wait to read your thoughts on this.

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