The Fifth SeasonBook - 2015
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Read a book of historical fiction set before 1900 Read the first book in a series by a person of color Why did we take on those challenges? Learn more about the Read Harder challenge in our previous posts! Karen- I had a fantastic time with the challenge this month, which was a pleasant turn of events. The historical fiction set before 1900 I will admit is not typically my cup of tea (althoug… (more)
Welcome to a blog series highlighting staff you might want to follow. Today, let's take a look at staff who have taken on a reading challenge this year. It seems like the Book Riot Read Harder challenge is what caught everyone's attention, but there are many challenges out there. What they have in common is encouraging readers to step out of their comfort zone. Try following these adventurous… (more)
From Library Staff
At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)
On the continent Stillness there are the four seasons you are accustomed to, and then every few centuries there is a fifth season when the world ends. Again. This is the story of three women at the end of the world. Essun is searching across the continent to find her daughter and the man who des... Read More »
Lisa in the Communications and Systems Office: I have loved all her books, but the Broken Earth trilogy is both gorgeous and terrifying.
PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 09, 2019
I don't know that I can add anything to the praise being heaped on The Fifth Season, but I'm sure going to try.
We are told the stories of three women. Essun has found her young son murdered by her husband. In her story, Essun is "you", the unknown narrator feeding Essun's horr... Read More »
N.K. Jemisin writes speculative fiction with a literary bent, especially her Broken Earth series.
From the critics
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imaginativegirl97 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
haushallmartinez thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over
Sexual Content: Implied and mentioned sexual abuse of children (Not explicit). Dubious consent between adults (characters are not forced, but strongly pushed into reproducing)
Violence: LOTS of child abuse.
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