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Best Young Adult Books of 2011

Best Young Adult Books of 2011

Compiled by the Young Adult Librarian

As much as I try, I cannot read every young adult novel published in a year. These are my favorite books from all the books published within the past twelve months that I have read.  Books are listed in alphabetical order by title except when an author has more than one book on the list.

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In Nice to recover the Queen's stolen snuff box, Lady Georgiana Rannoch participates in a Coco Chanel fashion show where a necklace also belonging to the Queen goes missing, forcing her to search for both priceless items and solve a murder.
 
Private eye Sharon McCone receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, but he fails to reply to her response. As her search widens, Sharon uncovers a connection to an unsolved murder of a young woman who was heiress to a multi-million dollar fortune.
 
Hosting a Spanish playwright during a graduate student's production of his play, Meg, eight-and-a-half months pregnant with twins, is on the case when the department dean cancels the play and is promptly found murdered.
 
Antiques shop owner Josie Prescott teams up with the local police chief to investigate the mysterious death of a guest lecturer for Josie's class on great vintage clothing.
Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister, at the heart of this real-life drama, will stir your emotions and inspire you. Bonus features included.
 
BeckyLyn, who is a member of a fundamentalist sect, is accused of killing her husband. Another one of the wives, Queenie, is desperate to prove her innocence and reaches out to BeckyLyn's excommunicated son Jordan for help in freeing his mother.
 
"... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container. -MA

 

December Book Club

Christmas tree

Christmas Miscellanea

Christmas stories read by Jim Barton

December 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

At this special holiday event open to all Glenside patrons, Jim Barton will entertain us with some Christmas tales. 

Holiday refreshments will be served.

Please register at the Adult Services Desk.

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