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Sep 19

Book Notes 9/19/2023

Posted to Book Notes on September 19, 2023 at 11:24 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Do you like making doodling and making art? Grab your sketchbook and drop in for a fun, informal drawing time! All ages and skill levels welcome on Wednesday, September 27 from 4:00 - 5:30pm.

Red Memory

by Tania Branigan

Call Number: 951.056092 BRANIGAN

This book uncovers forty years of silence through the stories of individuals who lived through the madness. Deftly exploring how this era defined a generation and continues to impact China today, Branigan asks: What happens to a society when you can no longer trust those closest to you? What happens to the present when the past is buried, exploited, or redrawn? And how do you live with yourself when the worst is over?

An Honest Man

by Michael Koryta

Call Number: KORYTA

After discovering seven men murdered aboard their yacht – including two Senate rivals – Israel Pike is regarded as a prime suspect. A troubled man infamous on Salvation Point Island for killing his own father a decade before, Israel has few options, no friends, and a life-threatening secret. Elsewhere on the island, 12-year-old Lyman Rankin seeks shelter from his alcoholic father in an abandoned house only to discover that he is not alone. A mysterious woman greets him with a hatchet and a promise: “Make a sound and I’ll kill you.”

To the End of the Earth

The US Army and the downfall of Japan, 1945
by John C. McManus

Call Number: MH 940.5426 MCMANUS

The dawn of 1945 finds a US Army at its peak in the Pacific. Allied victory over Japan is all but assured. The only question is how many more months—or years—of fight does the enemy have left.

More Perfect

by Temi Oh

Call Number: Science Fiction OH

Using the myth of Eurydice as a structure, this riveting science fiction novel is set in a near-future London where it has become popular for folks to have a small implant that allows one access to a more robust social media experience directly as an augmented reality. However, the British government has taken oversight of this access to an extreme, slowly tilting towards a dystopian overreach, all in the name of safety.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!

Sep 11

Book Notes 9/11/2023

Posted to Book Notes on September 11, 2023 at 12:06 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Come to the library Tuesday, October 3 @ 6:00 pm to visit with Marcie Rendon, author of Murder on the Red River!

Who Cares

by Emily Kenway

Call Number: 362.14 KENWAY

In this book, Kenway brings the caregiving crisis into the light. Blending expert research with insights from her own experience, Kenway shows us that building a world that cares for its caregivers requires us to fundamentally reimagine the role of care in our society, bringing it from the margins to the center of our collective life.

Gryphon in Light

by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon

Call Number: Fantasy LACKEY Valdemar: Kelvren v.1

On the border between Valdemar and the deadly Pelagirs Forest, the gryphon hero Kelvren returns from a near-fatal self-sacrifice that won him the approval of Valdemar's ground troops, but caused a diplomatic crisis. Frustrated by his lack of a hero's welcome, Kelvren is talked into helping with an expedition by his old friend, Firesong. Just getting the multicultural fleet underway is a challenge, but what awaits them is a situation none of them could expect. // A novel of Valdemar

You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live

by Paul Kix

Call Number: 323.0975 KIX

It's one of the iconic photographs of American history: A Black teenager, a policeman and his lunging German Shepherd. Birmingham, Alabama, May of 1963. In May of 2020, as reporter Paul Kix stared at a different photo-that of a Minneapolis police officer suffocating George Floyd-he kept returning to the other photo taken half a century earlier, haunted by its echoes. What, Kix wondered, was the full legacy of the Birmingham photo and the campaign it stemmed from? In this book, Kix takes the reader behind the scenes as he tells the story of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s pivotal 10-week campaign in 1963 to end segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Legacies

by Jessica Goodman

Call Number: Young Adult GOODMAN

Scoring an invitation for membership to the exclusive Legacy Club in New York City is more than an honor. It gives you a lifetime of access to power and wealth beyond any prep school doors and guaranteed safety and security as Legacy Club members always look out for their own. That is, after you make it through a rigorous week of events and the extravagant gala, the Legacy Ball. Everyone expects a night of luxury and excess. No one expects their secrets to come out. Or for someone to die trying to keep them hidden.

If you need help accessing any of these titles or using front door pickup, email or call us and we will be happy to assist you!