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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!

Aug 28

Book Notes 8/28/2023

Posted to Book Notes on August 28, 2023 at 11:28 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Come and create beautiful bookmarks using pressed flowers! All ages are welcome to join us on Tuesday, September 5 @ 6:30 pm.


by Patricia Smith

Call Number: 811.6 SMITH

Over the course of two decades, award-winning poet Patricia Smith has amassed a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographs of Black men, women, and children who, in these pages, regard us from the staggering distance of time.

Stranger in a Strange Land

by Robert A. Heinlein

Call Number: Science Fiction HEINLEIN

Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth’s inhabitants forever...

Sky above Kharkiv

by Serhiy Zhadan

Call Number: MH 940.5 ZHADAN

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Serhiy Zhadan took to social media to coordinate a network of resistance workers and send messages of courage to his fellow Ukrainians. What began as a local organizing effort exploded onto the international stage as readers around the globe looked to Zhadan as a key eyewitness documenting Russian atrocities.

Legends & Lattes

by Travis Baldree

Call Number: Fantasy BALDREE Legends v.1

After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success — not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won't be able to go it alone.

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!

Aug 07

Book Notes 8/7/2023

Posted to Book Notes on August 7, 2023 at 11:03 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Stop by the Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale during Heritage Days, August 1 & 13 at Heritage Village in East Grand Forks. Free admission for everyone!

The Long Reckoning

A story of war, peace, and redemption in Vietnam
by George Black

Call Number: MH 959.7043 BLACK

George Black recounts the inspirational story of the small cast of characters—veterans, scientists, and Quaker-inspired pacifists, and their Vietnamese partners—who used their moral authority, scientific and political ingenuity, and sheer persistence to attempt to heal the horrors that were left in the wake of the military engagement in Southeast Asia.

Crook Manifesto

by Colson Whitehead

Call Number: WHITEHEAD

This book is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whitehead’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.

Humanly Possible

Seven hundred years of humanist freethinking, inquiry, and hope
by Sarah Bakewell

Call Number: 171.2 BAKEWELL

The humanistic worldview—as clear-eyed and enlightening as it is kaleidoscopic and richly ambiguous—has inspired people for centuries to make their choices by principles of freethinking, intellectual inquiry, fellow feeling, and optimism. In this sweeping new history, Sarah Bakewell, herself a lifelong humanist, illuminates the very personal, individual, and, well, human matter of humanism and takes readers on a grand intellectual adventure.

The Bone Shard Daughter

The Drowing Empire
by Andrea Stewart

Call Number: Fantasy STEWART Drowning v.1

Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognize her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic. Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.

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!