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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM by Genesis Gaule
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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
McConaughey shares the story of his life, including important things he learned and wrote about in the many diaries he’s kept, with a theme throughout: if you can deal with life’s challenges, you can enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”
Return from Siberia by Svenja O'Donnell
Democratic political consultant John Simon discovers a 100-year-old manuscript written by his grandfather—a brilliant revolutionary whose exile to Siberia by the last czar of Russia was just the beginning of his extraordinary tale.
A Blessing to Cherish by Lauraine Snelling
Red River of the North Series #7 // After several years of widowhood, Ingeborg has found contentment. But now one of her dearest friendships is changing. And meanwhile, her stepson is raising two children alone since his wife died, but there is a new schoolteacher in town whom he can’t seem to be himself around.
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney
Neither Cher Ami, a messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, an army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France in this story inspired by true events of World War I.
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Tag(s): World War I, self-improvement, Russia, romance, North Dakota, nonfiction, military, local author, history, historical fiction, frontier pioneer, fiction, celebrities, book notes, biography
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 28, 2020 at 1:26 PM by Genesis Gaule
The Campbell Library is open to the public Tuesdays (9am-7pm) and Fridays (9am-5pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Mondays and Wednesdays (9am-5pm), and Thursdays (9am-7pm).
Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez
A 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land // Álvarez, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants and drops out of school where he struggled to fit in to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala.
Inge’s War by Svenja O'Donnell
A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and Survival Under Hitler // O’Donnell tells her grandmother’s story as a German during World War II, from falling in love with a man who was sent to the Eastern Front just after she became pregnant, to spearheading her family’s flight as the Red Army closed in.
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
In a peaceful retirement village, four friends meet weekly to discuss unsolved crimes. When a local developer is found dead, they find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
1634: Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to be executed for a crime he may, or may not have, committed, traveling with his loyal body guard. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage.
Tag(s): World War II, sports, Russian, running, nonfiction, mystery, Mexico, First Nations, fiction, book notes, biography, athletes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM by Genesis Gaule
Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
With beauty, grace, and honestly, Castillo recounts his life as a boy who perfected his English in hopes that he’d never seem extraordinary after he immigrated from Mexico to the US before becoming the celebrated poet he is today.
The Hilarious World of Depression by John Moe
Depression has always plagued Moe and his family, even claiming his brother’s life in 2007. Host of a podcast of the same name, Moe writes this investigation of the disease, part memoir and part treasure trove of stories and insights from others.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
An apartment open house becomes a hostage situation when a failed bank robber bursts in. However, each of the strangers carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over, along with them all desperately craving some sort of rescue.
Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman
Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, mas no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done.
Tag(s): self-improvement, psychology, psychological fiction, nonfiction, mystery, mental illness, mental health, immigration, humor, health and wellness, fiction, book notes, biography