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Dec 28

December Staff Picks

Posted on December 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM by Maggie Witte

This is what the KTB staff have recently read.

Nataly Renfro, Machine Clerk

DB 101588 Diario de un cazador by Miguel Delibes

Lorenzo is the main character of this neo-realistic novel, which is presented as his diary. He works as a custodian at a school, takes care of his mother, and goes hunting every Sunday during hunting season, and when he has time off. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Premio Nacional de Literatura de Espan~a. Spanish language. 1955. Lorenzo es el protagonista de esta novela neorrealista, que se presenta como su diario. Trabaja de bedel en una escuela, mantiene a su madre, y en los ratos libres, y todos los domingos durante la temporada, va de caza. Sin calificacio´n. Audiolibro comercial. Premio Nacional de Literatura de Espan~a.

DB 101589 Diario de un emigrante by Miguel Delibes

Lorenzo, the main character from A Hunter's Diary, resumes his diary after marrying Anita. Now, some of her uncles who are living in Santiago, Chile, encourage them to try their luck in America, offering them a place to stay and a job. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Spanish language. 1958. Lorenzo, el protagonista de "Diario de un Cazador (DB 101588)", reemprende su diario tras haberse casado con la Anita. Ahora, unos ti´os de ella, residentes en Santiago de Chile, los animan a probar fortuna en Ame´rica, ofrecie´ndoles hogar y trabajo. Sin calificacio´n. Audiolibro comercial.

Amanda Diggs, Production Manager

DB 45828 The virgin in the ice by Ellis Peters

Twelfth-century Shropshire was a hotbed of crime; this is the sixth medieval mystery solved by Brother Cadfael. This time he has to travel some distance from his Shrewsbury monastery, through countryside made dangerous by civil war, in search of two missing wards of the order.

Michael Lang, Director

DB 70410 The sweetness at the bottom of the pie by C. Alan Bradley

England, 1950. Eleven-year-old aspiring chemist Flavia de Luce overhears her father in a heated argument with a stranger, who turns up dead in the garden of the Luces' decaying estate. When Flavia's father is charged with murder, she seeks clues in their village and his past to exonerate him. 2009.

Jason Brinkman, Library Assistant

DB 48772 Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling 

Harry is relieved to be back at Hogwarts for his third year with his friends Ron and Hermione even though he isn't completely safe. The escaped convict Sirius Black, a staunch supporter of Voldemort, is after Harry. Sequel to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (DB 48437, BR 12276). For grades 4-7. Bestseller.

Maggie Witte, Outreach Librarian

DB 92191 The poppy war by R.F. Kuang

No one was more surprised than Rin when she aced the empire-wide exam for entrance into the Academies. But being a dark-skinned peasant from the south makes fitting in at the Sinegard military school difficult, especially when Rin learns she has the rare skill of shamanism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.