Summary: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuké--the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DIA
Summary: Arthur weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Kel navigates life as a poor kid in a rich school, and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. An unexpected connection transforms both their lives as they find sustenance and friendship in the most surprising places.
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Moore 2012
Summary: Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005