Rio Mesa Book Catalog
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We Set the Dark on Fire, by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Power, truth, and lies intertwine dangerously in Mejia's novel about oppression and resistance with a cunning Latinx teenage heroine.
96 Words for Love, by Rachel Roy and Ava Dash
Feeling trapped by a future mapped out for her, 17-year-old Raya jumps at the chance to travel to India at the death of her beloved grandmother, never expecting to fall in love in this land of contradictions where there are 96 ways to say love.
The Good Demon, by Jimmy Cajoleas
Clare, miserable since an exorcism took away the demon that was like a sister to her, discovers the occult roots of her small Southern town and must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will.
Field Notes on Love, Jennifer E. Smith
Anxious to escape their regular lives, two teens, Hugo and Mae - though previous strangers - share a cross-country train trip that teaches them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.
The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo
When Xiomara Batista, who pours all her frustrations and passion into poetry, is invited to join the school slam poetry club, she struggles with her mother's expectations and her need to be heard.
Mirage, by Somaiya Daud
Because she bears an uncanny resemblance to Maram, the cruel princess of the Vathek empire, 18-year-old Amani is kidnapped to serve as Maram’s body double for public events, and she must be ready to die in the princess’ place.
Blanca & Roja, by Anna-Marie McLemore
Two sisters, trapped in a rivalry and bound by a family curse involving swans, must face truths that could either save or destroy them after they pull two local boys into a dangerous magical game in the woods
A Danger to Herself and Others, by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Convinced that what happened to her roommate was a straightforward accident, a teen under strict surveillance in an institution attempts to prove to her doctors and a judge that she does not pose any risk, until a newcomer with her own baggage compels her to confront dangerous secrets
More New Books - Fall 2019!
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by J.D. Vance
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, who grew up in a poor Rust Belt town, a passionate and searing analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans.
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
A heartrending portrait of three young lives entangled during the London bombing blitz during World War II, facing the challenge to survive.
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult
When her reluctance to treat the newborn of a white supremacist couple results in the child's death, a black nurse is placed on trial.
by Martha Kelly
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939--and then sets its sights on France....
Educated, by Tara Westover
Born to survivalist parents isolated in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen when she first stepped foot into a classroom, and from there went on to Harvard and Cambridge Universities. But transformed by her quest for knowledge, she wondered if perhaps she had severed fierce loyalties and close family ties, and traveled too far.
by Erik Larson
Chronicles the last and fatal voyage of the Lusitania, moving between events on the luxury ocean liner as it returned to its home port of Liverpool from New York City to those on the German submarine U-20.
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann
This twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians.
The Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende
Alma Belasco and Ichimei Fukudo, the son of the Belasco family's Japanese gardener, are forced to conceal the tender love that has blossomed between them when Ichimei is forced by the American government to relocate to an internment camp.