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Aug 11

Book Notes 8/10/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/10/2020


These books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service or by scheduling an appointment to browse in the library.


We Came to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall

Set at the iconic 1939 New York World’s Fair, gorgeous Vivi—the star of the Aquacade synchronized swimming spectacular—and plucky Max—journalist for the fair’s daily paper—become friends only to find their personal and professional prospects put in jeopardy.

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

In the real world, after Bill Clinton proposes several times, Hillary Rodham eventually accepts. But in this powerfully imagined fictional tale, Hillary takes a different road and blazes her own trail..

One Tough Out : Fighting off life's curveballs by Rod Carew

If only everything in life had been as easy as Rod Carew made hitting in baseball look. In this book, Carew reflects on the highlights and challenges he’s overcome in his career and life—from racism, to the death of his daughter, to the heart transplant that saved his life.

On the Horizon by Lois Lowry

Lowry looks back at history and draws on her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse of the lives lost in Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.


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Aug 04

Book Notes 8/3/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 4, 2020 at 3:37 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/3/2020


These books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service or by scheduling an appointment to browse in the library.


A Gift From Darkness by Andrea Claudia Hoffmann

Patience Ibrahim’s excitement about her pregnancy is short-lived because she is brutally abducted by Boko Haram. This powerful account of her story tells of her sheer determination to protect her baby and of their survival.

The Magical Language of Others by E. J. Koh

After living in America for over a decade, fifteen-year-old Eun Ji’s parents return to South Korea, leaving her and her brother abandoned. Eun Ji’s mother sends her letters over the years—letters Eun Ji can’t fully understand until years later as she grapples with her history and forgiveness.

Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear

Halmey Dz and Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, piloting their space ship looking for relics of lost vessels. But then they make a shocking discovery about an alien species that was long thought dead.

In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

When motherhood looms, Azalea “Knot” Centre realizes that her carefree freedom has come at a high price. Low on money and ostracized by her parents, Knot turns to her neighbor Otis Lee in search of some semblance of family and home.


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Jul 30

Book Notes 7/27/2020

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 30, 2020 at 2:48 PM by Genesis Gaule

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7/27/2020


This is an e-book and can be checked out through our Overdrive catalog.


The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper

While everyone cheers on Jo March in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women—Jo being based on Louisa herself—Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister May.


The next three books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service.


Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Five teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down a powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal... for everyone except them. After all, what do you do when you’re one of the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is fulfilled?

The Split by Sharon Bolton

Felicity lives in fear that her ex-husband, out of prison from serving a term for murder, will find her. But a doctor delving into Felicity’s background sets out to find and help her, knowing that Felicity’s been on the edge for a long time.

Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this graphic novel telling Tyler’s story is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.


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