152017Oct

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan

The Baker’s Secret, is a compelling story on so many levels. It’s one of tragedy, love, endurance and redemption. The author is an award winning writer of the nonfiction books Last Rights (about how to improve end-of-life medical care) and Authentic Patriotism (about renewing America through volunteerism and philanthropy). He has won more than 40… The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan

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82017Oct

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

Thirteen-year-old Meredith Oliver is immersed in the social anxiety of middle school when she becomes accidental witness to the harrowing kidnapping of Lisa Bellow, the most popular 8th grader in her school.  Meredith stops by the local sandwich shop during an ill-fated robbery attempt and finds herself prone on the dirty floor with the usually-poised… The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

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12017Oct

Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects by Susan Wasinger

With the holiday season upon us it is time again to break out the holiday decorations.  But like many people nowadays, monetary restrictions hinder being able to purchase the latest, greatest things.    Happily, the Alamance County Public Library has a number of books with decorating and crafting ideas for the holidays.  They run the gamut… Artful Halloween: 31 Frightfully Elegant Projects by Susan Wasinger

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242017Sep

The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Home is where the heart is…Bonny Blakenship and Lainey McKay had many treasured memories of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina.  As young girls, they played in the sand dunes and oak trees, swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, until the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared. Now, Bonny’s career as an emergency room doctor is… The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

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172017Sep

In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the US Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story Of its Survivors by Doug Stanton

This epic survival story from World War II spent weeks on the nonfiction bestseller list at the time it was published and deserves renewed attention in light of the recent discovery of the U.S. Navy cruiser Indianapolis wreckage almost 3 ½ miles below the ocean’s surface after its wartime sinking 72 years ago. “In Harm’s… In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the US Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story Of its Survivors by Doug Stanton

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32017Sep

Radical Hope: letters of love and dissent in dangerous times, edited by Carolina De Robertis.

Radical Hope is a collection of essays written by a diverse group of authors after the presidential election of November 2016.  Each essay is framed as a letter.  These are authors that are known for writing books that explore issues of social justice, including race, incarceration, gender, religion, and ethnicity.  They range from Jane Smiley,… Radical Hope: letters of love and dissent in dangerous times, edited by Carolina De Robertis.

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272017Aug

Amazing Accomplishments and Fascinating Lives

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky; Ten Speed Press 2016 127 pages For much of history, scientific contributions made by women went uncredited. Women were often forced to publish their scientific findings under an alias, or their male colleagues took credit for their research and achievements. As time… Amazing Accomplishments and Fascinating Lives

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202017Aug

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

“Pride and Prejudice” is probably the most emulated novel in English literature.  Because of this, “Eligible”, the modern retelling by Curtis Sittenfeld has lots of competition. The novel takes place in present-day Cincinnati, Ohio with star-crossed lovers Fitzwilliam Darcy as a neurosurgeon and Elizabeth Bingley as a magazine writer newly returned to her hometown from… Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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132017Aug

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home is a graphic memoir by writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel. A success when released in 2006, winning a Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award amongst others, it later became a musical and won multiple Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical. Bechdel takes us on a visual journey of her childhood, one… Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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