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9/1/2009 8:51:00 PM
Library Ladies: Themes of friendship are book selections' bond
By THE LIBRARY LADIES
Special to the Courier

Friendship wears many faces and can take us to the depths and to the heights, challenging our limitations and supporting our dreams. Explore this fundamental human relationship from a wide range of perspectives in this week's reading selections.

Want more? Try Prescott Public Library's NoveList database to find more fiction featuring friendship. From the library webpage, www.prescottlibrary.info, click on the "Books and More" tab, then select NoveList. Type in your library card number to enter the database and explore thousands of fiction selections.

"Together: A Novel of Shared Vision" by Tom Sullivan. 2008.

Sometimes you can't see what matters most until it's gone. Brenden feels like he's lost everything due to one tragic misstep while mountain climbing that cost him his sight. Nelson, a big-hearted black Labrador, has been given one last shot at being a seeing eye dog before he is washed out of the program. Both are beyond hope and resigned to live alone, but they are about to experience a bond of friendship that develops when they least expect it. You will have a hard time putting this one down. - Margaret Espinoza

"Shift" by Jennifer Bradbury. 2008. Grades 8 and up.

After graduating from high school, best friends Chris and Win set out on a cross-country bike trip to the Pacific coast. Near the end of their journey, one boy will disappear while the other one will find himself the target of an FBI investigation. In alternating chapters of flashbacks and present time, readers receive critical clues regarding the truth of what happened on that fateful road trip. Smoothly shifting between storylines, Bradbury compels her characters and her readers to ponder the question: What secrets would you keep to protect a friend? - Jennifer Kendall

"Bad Girl Creek" by Jo-Ann Mapson. 2001.

Mapson brings together an unlikely group of women, challenging us to examine our assumptions about pretty much everything: race, ability, violence, sex, friendship, romance and family. Living on a flower farm in California, Phoebe and her diverse housemates are determined to restore the flower business and their lives. The bittersweet and funny story grabs hold and doesn't let go until the end. - Sharon Seymour

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. 1960.

This classic novel wonderfully conveys a sense of community, neighborhoods, loyalty and friendship. The reader marvels at the world through Scout Finch's young eyes as she learns the importance of moral education, tolerance and understanding, regardless of quirkiness, gossip or diversity. Relationships are challenged constantly in this story set in the 1930s, but solid affection and honest commitment wins out, though not without struggle and fear. The characters and their interactions still feel fresh and ring true. - Russell Miller

"Yo! Yes?" by Christopher Raschka. 1993. 29 pages; 35 words.

Raschka's rich drawings and expressive text convey a moving story of friendship. Good read? Yes! - Sharon Seymour

The Library Ladies (and Gentleman) are on the staff of Prescott Public Library.







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