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Feb 13

Book Notes 2/13/2023

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Our February Book Club pick is Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Check it out and then join us on February 28th at 6 pm to discuss. More information...

The Wandering Mind by Jamie Kreiner

What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction // A revelatory account of how Christian monks identified distraction as a fundamental challenge, and how their efforts to defeat it can inform ours, more than a millennium later.

206.57 KREINER

Dark Testament by Crystal Simone Smith

Blackout Poems // With poems found within the texts by George Saunders, Crystal Simone Smith embarks on an uncompromising exploration of collective mourning and crafts a masterwork that resonates far beyond the page.

811.6 SMITH

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

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When her husband Jack vanishes without a trace, Nina Hayes will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, which, unbeknownst to her, is inextricably linked to their close friends, who may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing.

Mystery KUBICA // Also in e-book and CD audio

City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

In order to prove herself in the maybe-a-cult Friends of the Restful Soul, 19-year-old Ness cons her way into what’s supposed to be a simple job for the organization—only for it to blow up in her face. Tangled up in the aftermath of an explosive assassination, she and a Nightmare boywho Ness suspects is planning to eat hermust find their way back to Newham and uncover the sinister truth behind the attack, even as the horrors of her past loom ominously near.

Young Adult SCHAEFFER City v.1

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Feb 06

Book Notes 2/6/2023

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 6, 2023 at 11:59 AM by Genesis Gaule

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Join us Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm for Crafty Card Making! Learn how to make creative handmade cards using stamps, cardstock, and our Silhouette Cameo! More information...

To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness by Robin Coste Lewis

From the National-Book-Award-winning poet who changed the way we see the Black female figure, a continuation of that journey in a genre-bending coming together of poem and photography, toward a new definition of human migration.

811.6 LEWIS

Going Dark by Melissa de la Cruz

When 19-year-old Josh returns from Rome without his budding influencer girlfriend Amelia, he immediately becomes a suspect in her disappearance, but as college sophomore and hacker Harper attempts to clear his name, she unearths secrets from both Josh and Amelia's past.

Young Adult DE LA CRUZ

Bloodbath Nation by Paul Auster

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Eighty thousand wounded and forty thousand dead, or one hundred and twenty thousand ambulance calls and emergency room cases for every twelve-month tick of the clock, but the toll of gun violence goes far beyond the pierced and bloodied bodies of the victims themselves. However, with the vast brigade of lives touched by the presence of a single person who lives or has lived among them- the number of Americans directly or indirectly marked by gun violence every year must be tallied in the millions.

363.3309 AUSTER

In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas

Traveling along the path of the Underground Railroad from Virginia to Michigan, from the Indigenous nations around the Great Lakes, to the Black refugee communities of Canada, In the Upper Country weaves together unlikely stories of love, survival, and familial upheaval that map the interconnected history of the peoples of North America in an entirely new and resonant way.


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Dec 20

Book Notes 12/19/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 20, 2022 at 9:25 AM by Genesis Gaule

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The Library will be closed December 24-26 (Saturday - Monday) for Christmas. More information...

Musical Tables by Billy Collins

Poems // "America's favorite poet" (the Wall Street Journal) has found a new form for his unique poetic style: the small poem. Here Collins writes about his trademark themes of nature, animals, poetry, mortality, absurdity, and love--all in a handful of lines.


The Story of Love by Beth Wiseman

An Amish Bookstore Novel // Yvonne Wilson is eager to leave her Texas home behind for a dream job as a book store manager in Montgomery, Indiana. Abraham Byler is no lover part of the Amish community, but still a resident of Montgomery. Now on the police force, Abraham must reckon with his pacifist upbringing when his job turns violent. He must also deal with his relationship with the wealthy and aggressive Brianna when his old crush, Yvonne, is back in town.

WISEMAN Bookstore v.2

Numb to This by Kindra Neely

Memoir of a mass shooting // Author Kindra Neely recounts her journey to healing after surviving a mass shooting during her first year of college.

362.88 NEELY Graphic Novel

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

The Yaga siblings--Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist--have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive a mysterious inheritance, the siblings are reunited--only to discover that their bequest isn't land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs.

Science Fiction NETHERCOTT

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