There’s a Book for That: Palindromes
Save the date! Forwards or backwards the next ten days are palindromes! Palindromes are words, numbers, or phrases that are identical when read in reverse order (i.e. kayak, noon, Madam I’m Adam, 101, and 53235). In celebration of this ‘novel‘ occurrence check out these examples of books with palindromes for titles.
MOM edited by Dave Isay
Featuring StoryCorps’ most revealing stories on the subject, MOM looks across a diversity of experience to offer an entirely original portrait of motherhood. In conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds
POP by Curt Pires; Illustrated by Jason Copland
As unique as it is entertaining, POP is a white-knuckled thrill ride through the marketing-mastered, technologically-tethered tragicomedy we call life.
EVE by Elissa Elliott
In this mesmerizing debut novel, Elissa Elliott blends biblical tradition with recorded history to put a powerful new twist on the story of creation’s first family. Here is Eve brought to life in a way religion and myth have never allowed–as a wife, a mother, and a woman.
ADA, OR ARDOR by Vladimir Nabokov
Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov’s greatest masterpieces. It tells a love story troubled by incest. But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic, philosophical treatise on the nature of time, parody of the history of the novel, and erotic catalogue. ADA, OR ARDOR is no less than the supreme work of an imagination at white heat.
MADAM by Cari Lynn, Kellie Martin
New Orleans, 1900. Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an “alley whore.” That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed “Storyville.”
MADDADDAM by Margaret Atwood
Bringing together characters from ORYX AND CRAKE and THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.
FOR YOUNG READERS
TOOT by Kirsten Hall; Illustrated by Charlie Alder
Toot is a little red train who wishes he were as big and strong and fast as the other trains in the railroad yard. Try as he might, he’s never able look as mighty, pull as much, or go as fast as all the others. But when there’s trouble on the track, Toot learns that sometimes being small and slow and steady is just what’s needed.
HANNAH by Gloria Whelan, Leslie Bowman
Nine-year-old Hannah would do almost anything to go to school with all the other children in town. But Hannah is blind, and her parents keep her at home, where she is safe. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed teacher, comes to town and convinces Hannah’s parents to send her to school. At first Hannah is overjoyed. But she soon learns that there are many obstacles—and people—that stand in her way. Hannah will need tremendous courage to prove to her classmates, her parents, and herself that Miss Robbin was right to believe in her.
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