Description : Collects literature on drugs and drug users, including Jim Hogshire on the reptilian effects of DM cough syrup and Lewis Carroll sending Alice down the rabbit hole.
Description : Things are missing at Anna's house, her white rabbit, her brother's sweatshirt, and mum's gardening glove. Anna and her brother solve the mystery when they follow a black cat under their house. Suggested level: primary.
Description : In 1967-1968, a small group of talented people in the San Francisco Bay Area came together to form a short-lived but highly inventive poster and notecard company, East Totem West. Its founder, Joseph McHugh, took the poster -- heretofore used primarily as a travel enticement or concert announcement -- to a new, revolutionary place: the poster as art. East Totem West's posters and notecards sold by the thousands to the growing generation of hippies, free thinkers, bohemians, and individualists who were thriving in San Francisco and had begun to find themselves all over America. This book tells the story of the rise and fall of the company and brings together for the first time the now-legendary works of the East Totem West artists.
Description : The Sixties -- San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury, the Summer of Love. It's a wistful memory for some, and it brings envious sighs for those too late to experience it. David Daniel vividly recreates that world and its legends in White Rabbit - and then injects a harsh dissonance into the flower children's songs of peace, love, sex, and marijuana. It is easy to see that the collection of young people who gathered in San Francisco in those few summers could be tempting prey for a murderous sociopath. They discarded their real names, had no set address, hid from their families, were often stoned. And they took one another at face value, asking no questions. The search for the killer leads to an unusual collaboration. Can a no-frills police officer, grieving for his dead wife, stepped down from homicide detective to vice cop, have anything in common with a young hippie woman who writes for an alternative newspaper and whose lover is determined to turn a demonstration for peace in Vietnam into a violent revolution? Both seek the killer, working from opposite ends of 60's society, and mistrusting each other. Sparrow has his enemies in the SFPD; Amy has doubts about her lover's plans for violent action. Both are aware that cooperation between them and the sharing of their special knowledge is their only option. By the breathtaking climax, where Amy herself becomes the target, it is clear to Sparrow that he must confront the killer and his own demons as well in order to save her, his city -- and himself. Daniel has wonderfully captured the joys and frenzies of the Haight-Ashbury streets in those spirited days. For all of us who missed the Summer of Love, for whatever reason, White Rabbit is a fascinating trip, serial killer and all.
Description : Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving, delivers another spellbinding YA murder mystery in White Rabbit. Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn’t get worse, right? Then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. He and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney. April swears she didn’t kill Fox. Rufus knows her too well to believe she’s telling him the whole truth, but April has something he needs. Her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can’t stop loving, Rufus has one night to clear his sister’s name . . . or die trying.
Description : A sensitive, hilarious, and imaginative look at the joys, heartbreaks, and absurdities of old age follows feisty Ruth Caster Hubble through her last day alive as she reviews her life and contemplates an insane world. A first novel.