The Smell of Other People's HousesBook - 2016
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In the 1970s, Alaska is on the cusp of statehood and four teens lives intertwine in unimagined ways. There’s Ruth, a girl trying to escape her tyrannical grandmother’s household and hiding a secret; Dora, looking for a loving home and trying to escape an abusive parent; Alyce, a dancer caught between doing what she loves and helping her father with the family’s seasonal fis... (more)
Each year before the winners of American Library Association's Youth Media Awards are announced, CPL librarians come together to nominate and discuss our own Mock Book Awards to honor some of our favorite titles of the year. Here are the 2016 teen books we chose. Mock Printz Award for Literary Excellence Winner: We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. Henry Denton is miserable. When he is … (more)
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Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank couldn't be more different, until their lives are unexpectedly intertwined in 1970s Alaska.