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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 20, 2021 at 9:50 AM by Genesis Gaule
Have you met our Artist-in-Residence yet? Stop in on Thursdays in September and October to meet Trey Everett and see what he's cooking up in our residency studio!
Muhammad Ali Was a Chicken? by Dan Gutman
Wait! What? // Did you know that Muhammad Ali was so terrified of flying on planes he would bring a parachute? Or that he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Bet you didn't know that he had an official sweat-taster to determine how salty his sweat was after each match! Siblings Paige and Turner do-and they've collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the legendary boxer and civil rights activist, from his childhood and the spark of his boxing career through his time as heavyweight champion of the world.
Truth's Daughter by Barbara Santarelli
Legacy of Divorce // On her sixtieth birthday, Barbara spit into a vial, hoping a genetic search engine might lead to finding her fathers' other children. Perhaps they could shed light on her fathers' identity and her parents’ short-lived marriage. She'd met her father just four times before he was brutally murdered in Miami Beach, ending any chance of knowing him in the future. Raised in poverty in the Bronx by her beautiful and brilliant mother, she accepted the narrative of her fathers' deceit and abandonment. In mid-life, she is confronted with a painful truth about her mother. The seeds of doubt and search for truth began in earnest. She was determined to make truth the legacy of their lives. In the absence of facts, she discovers the importance of forgiveness and understanding as a vehicle for healing.
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his self-respect; he hasn't written - let alone published - anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn't need Jake's help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then... he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker's first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that - a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker's predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his "sure thing" of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?
It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber
After her husband became involved with another woman, Julia did everything she could to save their marriage. Their two daughters continue to stand by Julia in the wake of their father's behavior-- and they've had a tough time getting along with the other woman who became their stepmother. Julia moved into a condominium complex that offers the warmth and charm of a fresh start; she sold her successful interior design business but remained a consultant, and has embraced a new life that doesn't need a man in it. Then she meets fellow condo resident Heath Johnson. He's a welcome change from the disastrous dates her sister has set up for her over the years. As she and Heath begin to grow close, they soon realize that combining families, even with adult children, presents inevitable challenges.
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Tag(s): sports and recreation, romance, relationships, nonfiction, mystery, interpersonal relationships, fiction, family, divorce, boxing, book notes, biography, autobiography
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 8, 2021 at 11:22 AM by Genesis Gaule
The Campbell Library is open to the public Mondays/Fridays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (4-7pm). We also offer Front Door Pick Up and half hour appointments for browsing or computer use Wednesdays (9am-5pm) and Tuesdays/Thursdays (9am-4pm).
Knockout by Mia Kang
Mia Kang is many things: a sought-after model, an immigrant, an eating disorder survivor, and a Muay Thai ?ghter. Her ?rst book, Knockout, is the story of how she eschewed normative body standards and learned to use martial arts to rede?ne her sense of self-worth.
When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann
A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains // The Neumann family was one of the many families to be persecuted during WWII because they were Jews. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. Ariana Neumann, one of the surviving Neumann’s daughter, tries to uncover what really happened to her family, and reveal the secrets that her father took with him to the grave.
Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez
A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land // The son of working-class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear, but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities.
Truganini by Cassandra Pybus
Journey through the apocalypse // The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania, of which she was the last. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure.
Tag(s): World War II, sports and recreation, running, phycology, nonfiction, models, Mexican Americans, memoirs, First Nations, eating disorders, boxing, book notes, biographies, Australia
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 21, 2020 at 10:26 AM 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).
Kang is many things—a sought-after model, an immigrant, an eating disorder survivor, a Muay Thai fighter—and she tells about her journey from self-loathing to self-love.
Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford
When an elite school comes under investigation for reports of sexual abuse and victims are asked to come forward, Crawford sends in a note. Assaulted when she was 15, the adults and school buried her story to save their reputation. Now Crawford investigates the ways of gender, privilege, and power.
To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan
When Lucy’s needy, jealous husband disappears, she can’t hide behind the fiction that she writes any longer. Because this isn’t the first time someone has disappeared from her life, and now she is under intense scrutiny.
Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton
North Carolina, 1783: Ian Cameron is hoping to be his planter uncle’s heir, no matter how uneasily the role of slave owner rests upon his shoulders. Then he meets Seona—beautiful, artistic, and enslaved to his kin, who’s been drawing for years in secret.
Tag(s): true crime, sports, sexual abuse victims, romance, phycological fiction, mystery, models, missing persons, memoir, historical fiction, fiction, eating disorders, Christian fiction, boxing, book notes