62019Jan

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis. New York: Haymarket Books, 2016. In this collection of interviews and speeches given between 2013 and 2015, American political activist and scholar Angela Davis shares her thoughts on social justice issues and movements both past and present. Though a… Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis

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302018Dec

Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner, New York : Bantam Books, 2010.

Twenty-five years ago, Danielle Burton was the sole survivor of her family’s murder.  Today, she is a dedicated nurse in the acute care child psychology ward.  She may not have come to terms with her past and she definitely doesn’t talk about it, but she can and does use her pain to help her patients.… Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner, New York : Bantam Books, 2010.

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172018Dec

ACPL Best Books of 2018

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, “Fantastic debut novel by Tomi Adeyemi set in a world where magic is gone. Beautiful fantasy world blending myth with YA.” –Amy S., Children’s, Mebane Public Library The Power by Naomi Alderman, “An empowering take on womankind’s roles in society.” –Kaity M., Circulation, May Memorial Library Everything… ACPL Best Books of 2018

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162018Dec

“A Christmas Memory”, “One Christmas”, and “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote

“A Christmas Memory”, “One Christmas”, and “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote.  New York:  Modern Library, 2007, 107 pages, $15.95. This slim little volume contains three autobiographical holiday stories set during the Great Depression that are loosely based on the childhood of Southern author Truman Capote.  They take place mostly in rural Alabama, where Capote… “A Christmas Memory”, “One Christmas”, and “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote

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92018Dec

Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb

“Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story” by Wally Lamb. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Copyright 1994. Wally Lamb’s novella “Wishin’ and Hopin’” is a trip down memory lane. For anyone old enough to remember the 1960’s, this story is as familiar as lunch counters and “duck and cover” drills. Felix Funicello (cousin of the iconic Annette… Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb

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22018Dec

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts, New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2018. With gun violence becoming more prevalent in today’s world, it’s no wonder that authors are starting to write about these catastrophic events.  Both fiction and non-fiction accounts that follow the victims and aggressors are starting to appear on the shelves.  Nora Roberts… Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

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252018Nov

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Harper, 2018, 496 pages Mermaids aren’t real, right? The reader will find themselves second guessing their certainty of that answer as they dive into a story of obsession and curiosity masterfully written by debut author Imogen Hermes Gowar. Mr. Hancock’s ordinary merchant world is turned upside… The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

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