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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.
MACOMBER // Also in e-book
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 25, 2021 at 9:50 AM by Genesis Gaule
The Library will be closed September 6th for Labor Day. Make sure to check out plenty of books for the long weekend!
American Marxism by Mark Levin
Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture—from our schools, the press, and corporations, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the Biden presidency. Levin seeks to rally the American people to defend their liberty.
The Father of Glacier National Park by George Bird Grinell
Discoveries and Explorations In His Own Words // George Bird Grinnell was a prolific writer and record-keeper. He diligently made time in camp for meticulous journal entries. With his small group of explorers, he discovered and named forty geological features east of the Continental Divide and west of the Blackfeet Reservation. His discoveries, publications and leadership led to the creation of Glacier National Park.
Baby Bomb by Kara Hoppe and Stan Tatkin
A Relationship Survival Guide for New Parents // A new baby can turn your life-and your romantic relationship-upside down. Baby Bomb is the resource parents need to integrate life with baby so they can co-parent and co-partner as a solid and supportive team, while also cultivating mad love for each other. The book gives moms and dads more than just "tips" for better parenting and partnering; it gives them a science-based understanding of why a secure-functioning relationship is essential for successful parenting.
Trejo by Danny Trejo
My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood // For the first time, the full, fascinating, and inspirational true story of Danny Trejo's journey from crime, prison, addiction, and loss to unexpected fame as Hollywood's favorite bad guy with a heart of gold. Raised in an abusive home, Trejo struggled with heroin addiction and did stints in some of the country's most notorious state prisons. Here he takes us through the ups and downs of his life. He reveals how he managed the horrors of prison, rebuilt himself after finding sobriety and spirituality in solitary confinement, and draws inspiration from the adrenaline-fueled robbing heists of his past for the film roles that made him a household name. Although he has inspired countless others on their own road to recovery and redemption, he struggles to help his children with their personal battles with addiction, and to build relationships that last.
Tag(s): politics, parenting, nonfiction, nature, memoirs, interpersonal relationships, history, ecology, celebrities, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 8, 2020 at 2:31 PM by Genesis Gaule
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.
All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad
Intimacy has always eluded Maggie, until Lucia came into her life. But then Maggie’s mom dies in a car crash, and her family discovers five sealed envelopes with her will, each addressed to a man Maggie’s never heard of.
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
The 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers.
Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
Aminatou and Ann tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship—which they define as a bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts—in this honest and hilarious book.
The New One by Mike Birbiglia
Painfully true stories from a reluctant dad // After sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child, Mike’s and his wife’s stories evolved into a Broadway show. After seeing how it resonated with others, Mike dug deeper and created this book.
Tag(s): witches, sports, romance, poetry, parenting, nonfiction, magic, lgbt, interpersonal relationships, humor, grief and loss, friendship, fiction, family secrets, coming-of-age, book notes