My Account

 
Saturday, November 29, 2014

Recommended Reads

TAMAR AT THE GATE

 

I Am Forbidden

 

 

I Am Forbidden

Anouk Markovits

 

TAMAR at the GATE

There’s a certain, definite, albeit indescribable quality to post-World War II European fiction writing that marks it a different species from the literature of the United States.  It’s not about the quality of the writing. It’s not about the intensity of the narrative or even the truths that are told through the fictions. If there is an appropriate word to use it is “sensibility” though I don’t believe that that’s quite right either. It would be easy, too easy, to ground the differences in the varied experiences of World War II and that is probably part of it. It would be easy, too easy, to ground the differences in the decades of occupation that much of Europe experienced after the war by the Soviet Union and governments aligned with it and that is also probably part of it.


But whatever it is it carries aloft  the haunting whispers from a 100 generations of the collective unconscious descended from those who staked their claim and endured; those who found peace in the still moments of timelessness when aching sadness begets beauty and the sacred can be the creation of the greatest sins.

 

The Appointment

Herta Muller

 

 

Between Shades of Gray

 

Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

 

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.”


This is the world in which fifteen-year-old Lina is living in in 1941. She is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer when the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her, her mother, and younger brother to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. Her life was just beginning and now all is lost.


Lina fights for her life and, vows that if she survives, she will document their experience in her art and writing to honor her family, and the thousands like them.


Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that captures your heart, keeps you reading late into the night, and reveals the miraculous endurance of the human spirit.

 

 

 

Copper Sun

 

Copper Sun Cover

Copper Sun
by Sharon M. Draper

 

Set in the 18th century, Copper Sun tells the story of two protagonists, Amari and Polly. Amari is a fifteen-year-old Ashanti girl living in her village happily awaiting her marriage to Besa. Life is good in their village until one day slave traders invade the village killing much of Amari’s tribe. The survivors are shackled and taken to Cape Coast where they are branded and forced into a slave boat which is headed to the Carolinas. Once there, Amari is sold to a plantation owner and given to his son Clay as his sixteenth birthday present.


It is on the plantation that Amari meets Polly, an indentured servant. The girls become involved in a horrible act of cruelty which affords them the opportunity to flee the Carolina plantation and head toward Florida where they dream of being free.


This book is dedicated to Draper's grandfather and grandmother, Estelle. In Draper’s research of Copper Sun, she actually traveled to the slave castles in Ghana several years ago. Copper Sun is not an easy book to read—many of the passages are heart wrenching and emotionally draining. Yet Copper Sun is a story that must be told. Draper has written a truly moving story—a page turner indeed! Sharon Draper’s Copper Sun is the winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 1 of 6

Most Recent

Prev Next

Wii Wednesdays!

More Events

Coastal Region BranchWednesdays, 3:00 - 5 pm (Check the calendar) Youth and teens are invited to come out and play Wii games at the Coastal Region Branch,... Read more

Stories with Santa

More Events

Santa will be stopping by the Library for a visit. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for some favorite Christmas stories and songs.... Read more

Second Annual Holiday Tag & Cardmaki…

More Events

Are you an adult looking to get in the holiday spirit? Come to our second Annual Holiday Tag & Cardmaking Gala where you can design... Read more

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games, Wii, …

More Events

Players of all ages are invited to join us for board & card games, Wii fun and puzzle play that encourages cooperation, problem solving, letter... Read more

Make It & Take It: Tree Ornaments

More Events

Time to trim the tree! Drop in between 2:30 to 4:30 PM to create a special tree ornament. Make one to take home to decorate... Read more

Mockingjay Launch Party

More Events

Gear up for the release of the popular book-turned movie! Join us in Peeta's Bakery to decorate cupcakes and create Tribute costumes. May the odds... Read more

Youth Food Film Feast

More Events

Kids, tweens, and teens can join us on early dismissal day for a fun, food-themed G-rated movie about a determined rat who follows his dream... Read more

Holiday Craft Workshop!

More Events

Come to the library and make fun holiday crafts and decorations to take home. Children, bring your brothers, sisters, best friends, parents, and grandparents. Make... Read more

Tobacco Cessation Class

More Events

GulfCoast North Area Health Education Center is partnering with Citrus County Library System to provide a FREE 2-hour tobacco dependence seminar. Anyone interested in quitting... Read more

Thanksgiving Craft Workshop

More Events

Gobble, Gobble! Celebrate Thanksgiving and join us in the youth room as we make a variety of crafts for the holiday.Lakes RegionSaturday, November 15, 10:30... Read more

Search This Site

From Our Community Partners

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Prev Next

Tourism Tax Workshop

From our Community Partners Blog

Tourism Tax Workshop

The Tourist Development Council is sponsoring this public workshop to explain the tourism tax process as it pertains to transient rentals. You are invited to... Read more

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

From our Community Partners Blog

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month" and CCFAP and Animal Services is sponsoring a HALF-PRICE adoption on all pets 6 years and older for... Read more

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile …

From our Community Partners Blog

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion: Mobile Unit 1

Staff Assisted Services Our newest Mobile Resource Unit, MOBY1, will bring our job search resources right to your door. Fully equipped and staff supported. No charge for services! Read more

October 11: Half Price Cat Adoptions

From our Community Partners Blog

October 11: Half Price Cat Adoptions

  We are offering a half price adoption special for all cats on Saturday, October 11th, during normal business hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.... Read more

Inverness Walks! Where History Comes Ali…

From our Community Partners Blog

Inverness Walks! Where History Comes Alive!

Inverness Walks! Will resume October 17, 2014 - 10:30 am  The next walking tour of downtown Inverness will take place on Friday, October 17th, and is... Read more

Our Mission


The mission of the Citrus County Library System is to promote the pursuit of knowledge and deliver quality information and educational opportunities to the community.