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Dec 28

Book Notes 12/27/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/27/2021


Happy (soon to be) New Year! Start the year off right at the library. All East Grand Forks residents, East Grand Forks teachers and students, and active duty military personnel are eligible for a free library card! More information


The Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery

The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they've lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn't been home since the end of the world's shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together? Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own, on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks into a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena's determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he's a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.

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The Age of AI by Henry A. Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher

And Our Human Future // Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society in fundamental and profound ways. Not since the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach security, economics, order, and even knowledge itself. In the Age of AI, three deep and accomplished thinkers come together to consider what AI will mean for us all.

006.3 KISSINGER


Agatha Christie edited by H. R. F. Keating

First Lady of Crime // Distinguished crime novelist H. R. F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Some essays analyze Christie's art itself; some explain the reasons for her success. The myriad of angles explored here are penetrating, affectionate, enthusiastic, analytical, and even funny. Together, they give insight into the life and work of the First Lady of Crime.

Coming soon!


Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone

Missouri, 1860. Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first--and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some--and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost... Twenty-seven wagons. Twenty-seven different hopes and dreams. This sprawling epic novel from these master storytellers captures the beauty and danger of the American West--and the pioneer spirit of those who tamed it.

Western LP JOHNSTONE


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Nov 01

Book Notes 11/1/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 1, 2021 at 1:48 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/1/2021


Get out your bags and boxes! The Friends of the Campbell Library Book Sale is November 5 and 6! More information


The Taking of Jemima Boone by Matthew Pearl

Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America // Explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone, Daniel Boone's daughter, by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and the ensuing battle with reverberations that nobody could predict.

976.902 PEARL


Days Like Smoke by Nick Davis

A Minnesota boyhood // Here is the story of Jon Hassler's early years. His poignant remembrance of family and friends, of youthful calamities and triumphs, show what shaped him and opened his path to become one of Minnesota's best-loved and iconic writers. Memoirs are written from the vantage point of age. Here, his close examination of memory--what endures and why--unfold the pivotal moments of his growing up in the small towns of Staples and Plainview, MN. Family, friends, new neighborhoods and old, questions of faith and doubt--all had deep meaning, he comes to see.

813.54 HASSLER


Voices from the Pandemic by Eli Saslow

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Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience // The Covid-19 pandemic was a world-shattering event, affecting everyone in the nation. From its first ominous stirrings, renowned journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing a cross-section of Americans, capturing their experiences in real time: An exhausted and anguished EMT risking his life in New York City; a grocery store owner feeding his neighborhood for free in locked-down New Orleans; an overwhelmed coroner in Georgia; a Maryland restaurateur forced to close his family business after forty-six years; an Arizona teacher wrestling with her fears and her obligations to her students; rural citizens adamant that the whole thing is a hoax, and retail workers attacked for asking people to wear masks; patients struggling to breathe and doctors desperately trying to save them.

614.5 SASLOW


Once Upon a Time in Queens  by Nick Davis

An oral history of the 1986 Mets // A full-color celebration of the New York Mets' iconic World Series championship, with oral history-style text throughout and remembrances from key players and fans. October 2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of the 86 Mets' World Series win. This is a tie-in book to the ESPN multi-part "30 for 30" documentary series. Unique photographs of the team and the era are also included. A foreword by Kimmel, discussing what the Mets and their triumph means to him, round out this fantastic package.

796.357 DAVIS


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