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Dec 01

Book Notes 11/30/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 1, 2020 at 1:26 PM by Genesis Gaule

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11/30/2020


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Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots // Between 1916 to 1970, six million black Americans left the South for jobs in a movement known as The Great Migration. In this fascinating and personal exploration, Jerkins recreates her ancestors’ journeys across America.

American Sherlock by Kate Winkler Dawson

Murder, forensics, and the birth of American CSI // Dawson captures the life of Edward Oscar Heinrich, known as the “American Sherlock Holmes” and one of America’s greatest—and first—forensic scientists whose skill for finding clues was almost supernatural.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Gifty’s brother died of a heroin overdose after an injury left him hooked on OxyContin, and her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her.

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Seven-year-old Nainoa falls overboard to sharks, only to be returned safely in the jaws of a shark. His rescue hailed by his family as a sign from the Hawaiian gods, but as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart.


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Nov 23

Book Notes 11/23/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 23, 2020 at 9:32 AM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

11/23/2020


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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.


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Nov 16

Book Notes 11/16/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM by Genesis Gaule

Open books and the words book notes

11/16/2020


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).


Welcome to the United States of Anxiety by Jen Lancaster

We’re constantly bombarded with all-new terrifying news and expected to base our self-worth on social media. Lancaster takes a look at our elevated anxiety and charts a path out of the quagmire that keeps us frightened of the future.

Watermelon Snow by Lynne Quarmby

Science, Art, and a Lone Polar Bear // From the vantage point of a schooner full of artists on an adventure in the Arctic, biologist Lynne explains the science that convinced her of the urgent need to act on climate change.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Amanda and Clay are expecting a quiet reprieve from New York City and quality time with their kids in the luxurious home they rented. But when the owners of the home, Ruth and G. H., an older couple, arrive in a panic after a sudden blackout in the city, the families aren’t sure who to trust.

Playing Nice by JP Delaney

Pete Riley answers the door to Miles Lambert, a stranger who tells him that their sons were switched at birth by an understaffed hospital. With good intentions, they entwine their very different lives and file a lawsuit on the hospital, triggering an investigation that unearths some disturbing questions.


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