January 2019 - Snowpocalypse!

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For our first Year In Reading challenge, we explore something Minnesotans know very well - snow!! Enjoy these reads that take place in snowy places, or about snowy events. There's no business like snow business! 


Anthony Marra
Description: In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.
Call Number: LP FIC Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Joyce L. Markovics
Description: "In this book, young readers will learn about blizzards"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei 551.555 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Marlane Kennedy, Erwin Madrid
Description: Taking a winter trip to bond with his new foster family, Jayden and his siblings Maggie and Connor are forced by a terrible car accident into a bleak storm to search for help and survive the elements.
Call Number: J FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Sandra Brown
Description: Set against a backdrop of snowy, North Carolina mountains, Chill Factor melts through the ice with generous doses of scorching romance and searing suspense. During a bad snowstorm, Lilly Martin skids off the road into the handsome but mysterious Ben Tierney, chief suspect in a string of recent disappearances. With nowhere else to go, the two are forced to take shelter in an isolated cabin and wait for the blizzard to weaken.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Andy Hall, Jim Manchester
Description: Draws on survivor testimonies, lost documents, and radio communications to chronicle the harrowing 1967 Mount McKinley climbing tragedy involving the deaths of seven mountaineers.
Call Number: 796.522 Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Edith Wharton, George Guidall
Description: "Ethan Frome" is a keenly-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a nineteenth-century New England village. Ethan, a gaunt, patient New Englander, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his wife's young cousin, Mattie. Restricted by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, his desperate quest for happiness ultimately leads to pain and despair.
Call Number: FIC Wha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Call Number: 796.522 Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Sherry Shahan
Description: Thirteen-year-old Tatum's dream of competing in the grueling 1,049-mile Iditerod Trail Sled Dog Race may be at an end when she becomes lost in a freak snowstorm during a training run on Alaska's remote Santa Ysabel Island.
Call Number: J FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Grace Gilmore, Petra Brown
Description: "When a storm hits Maple Ridge, Logan ventures out in the blizzard to rescue his brother Drew"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Mark Charan Newton
Description: When tragedy strikes--and the Emperor's elder daughter, Jamur Rika, is summoned to serve as queen, Inspector Rumex Jeryd focuses his immediate attention on the grisly murder of a councillor--and to an obscene conspiracy that threatens the lives of Rika, her sister, her dashing teacher, and the future of Villjamur itself. But in the far north, where the drawn-out winter has already begun, an even greater threat appears---a threat from another world.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Nora Roberts
Description: Lunacy is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he watched his partner die- and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as chief of police in this tiny, remote town, where darkness falls by midafternoon and temperatures plunge to zero and below, will bring some kind of solace. It isn't as if he had anywhere else to go.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Hampton Sides
Description: "A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 951.9042 Sid
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Per Petterson, Anne Born
Description: Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Pet
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Alison Lester
Description: Nine year-old Sophie Scott embarks on a month-long mission to Antarctica with her father aboard an icebreaker and documents her adventure in the iceberg-strewn seas in a diary she fills with notes about the area's natural wonders.
Call Number: E Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Vladimir Sorokin, Jamey Gambrell
Description: "Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Robert Sabuda
Description: A young girl living in a village in the cold, dark Arctic north makes a robe for the feared Blizzard, and as a reward he creates the Northern Lights.
Call Number: E Sab
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Kevin Brockmeier
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Description: When Liss and the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society get snowed in during a gathering for the Burns Night Supper, old grudges and whiskey heat up the atmosphere. Then a tartan-covered body is discovered in a storage room, and Liss helps her friends sort out the facts before more tempers--and lives--are lost.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Whitley Strieber, Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Nathaniel Vinton
Description: "Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sports legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world's most prestigious race courses"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 796.935 Vin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Lora Koehler, Jake Parker
Description: On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it--and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow's training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble?
Call Number: E Koe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: "It was a typical Dickens' Christmas -- deep snow everywhere -- and down in the little village of Sittaford on the fringe of Dartmoor, the snow was the deepest of all. Mrs. Willett, the winter tenant in Captain Trevelyan's country house, had given a party and the guests were now snowbound. They decided to do a little table-turning, and suddenly the table announced that Captain Trevelyan was dead. His oldest friend, Major Burnaby, was disturbed, and quickly left the house and tramped through the snowy terrain for six miles to Exhampton. There was no sign of life in Trevelyan's house, through the back window was broken and the light was burning. There, on the floor, lay the body of Trevelyn. James Pearson was arrested, having been the Exhampton to try to get a loan from Captain Trevelyan at the time of the murder. But James Pearson's fiancée, the intrepid Emily Trefusis, is convinced he couldn't have committed the murder, so it's up to her to solve the puzzle and save James" --Cover, p. 4.
Call Number: LP FIC Chr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
H. C. (Hans Christian) Andersen, Eva Le Gallienne, Arieh Zeldich
Description: After the Snow Queen kidnaps her friend Kai, Gerda embarks on a perilous and magical journey to search for him.
Call Number: J 398.2 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Ezra Jack Keats
Description: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Call Number: BB Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Rana Dasgupta
Call Number: FIC Das
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Wayne Johnson
Call Number: 796.93 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
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A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena [Large Print]
Anthony Marra
LP FIC Mar
Sophie Scott Goes South
Alison Lester
E Les
Blizzard
Joyce L. Markovics
Ei 551.555 Mar
The Blizzard
Vladimir Sorokin, Jamey Gambrell
FIC Sor
Blizzard Night
Marlane Kennedy, Erwin Madrid
J FIC Ken
The Blizzard's Robe
Robert Sabuda
E Sab
Chill Factor [Large Print]
Sandra Brown
LP FIC Bro
The Brief History Of The Dead
Kevin Brockmeier
FIC Bro
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster On America's Wildest Peak [Audiobook]
Andy Hall, Jim Manchester
796.522 Hal
The Corpse Wore Tartan
Kaitlyn Dunnett
FIC Dun
Ethan Frome [Audiobook]
Edith Wharton, George Guidall
FIC Wha
The Day After Tomorrow
Whitley Strieber, Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
FIC Str
Everest: Summit Of Achievement
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
796.522 Eve
The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered A Sport On The Edge
Nathaniel Vinton
796.935 Vin
Ice Island
Sherry Shahan
J FIC Sha
The Little Snowplow
Lora Koehler, Jake Parker
E Koe
Lost In The Blizzard
Grace Gilmore, Petra Brown
J FIC Gil
The Sittaford Mystery [Large Print]
Agatha Christie
LP FIC Chr
Nights Of Villjamur
Mark Charan Newton
FIC New
The Snow Queen
H. C. (Hans Christian) Andersen, Eva Le Gallienne, Arieh Zeldich
J 398.2 And
Northern Lights
Nora Roberts
FIC Rob
The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats
BB Kea
On Desperate Ground: The Marines At The Reservoir, The Korean War's Greatest Battle
Hampton Sides
951.9042 Sid
Tokyo Cancelled
Rana Dasgupta
FIC Das
Out Stealing Horses [Large Print]
Per Petterson, Anne Born
LP FIC Pet
White Heat: The Extreme Skiing Life
Wayne Johnson
796.93 Joh