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Library

The St. Joseph High School Library is specialized to support instructions in grades 9-12. The school library also accommodates student interests and personal research needs.

Library Operating Times
Monday – Thursday: 7:35-4:00
Friday: 7:35-3:00

Debra Studer - Librarian 
361.573.2446 ext. 221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Books Available in the STJ Library 

Between Two Skies
by Joanne O'Sullivan

Call # Fic O'Su

Kirkus Review 2017
Heartache and deracination wrapped in the lyrical sigh of an epic poem unfold into one girl's story of struggle, devastation, and survival. O'Sullivan's soulful debut follows the Beauchamp clan of Bayou Perdu from the days before Hurricane Katrina scattered the shores of Louisiana's Gulf Coast to the aftermath that turned natives into refugees and temporary shelters into homes. Evangeline, a "white, mostly" Cajun girl, loves the tiny speck of paradise she and her family inhabit 66 miles from New Orleans. What separates Evangeline's story from the myriad others that have come and gone in the wake of one of the nation's worst natural disasters is O'Sullivan's deft lyricism. One minute, Evangeline is just a girl managing her crush on Vietnamese-American shrimper and musician Tru, a girl who loves where she lives and doesn't yearn for much else. Then the swirling white blur on the weather forecast stirs up sediment and trees and lives and hopes and tomorrows. Evangeline and her family go from lifetime residents of a close-knit fishing community to refugees in landlocked Atlanta. Displaced, confused, and resentful, the Beauchamps are adrift. O'Sullivan pairs the ache of her Evangeline with the anguish felt by the Acadian protagonists of the famous Longfellow poem. O'Sullivan's light touch and restraint will allow readers to follow Evangeline as she stands howling into the wind that howled into her.

 


 

 

 

 

 


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