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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 20, 2022 at 9:25 AM by Genesis Gaule
The Library will be closed December 24-26 (Saturday - Monday) for Christmas. More information...
Musical Tables by Billy Collins
Poems // "America's favorite poet" (the Wall Street Journal) has found a new form for his unique poetic style: the small poem. Here Collins writes about his trademark themes of nature, animals, poetry, mortality, absurdity, and love--all in a handful of lines.
The Story of Love by Beth Wiseman
An Amish Bookstore Novel // Yvonne Wilson is eager to leave her Texas home behind for a dream job as a book store manager in Montgomery, Indiana. Abraham Byler is no lover part of the Amish community, but still a resident of Montgomery. Now on the police force, Abraham must reckon with his pacifist upbringing when his job turns violent. He must also deal with his relationship with the wealthy and aggressive Brianna when his old crush, Yvonne, is back in town.
WISEMAN Bookstore v.2
Numb to This by Kindra Neely
Memoir of a mass shooting // Author Kindra Neely recounts her journey to healing after surviving a mass shooting during her first year of college.
362.88 NEELY Graphic Novel
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
The Yaga siblings--Bellatine, a young woodworker, and Isaac, a wayfaring street performer and con artist--have been estranged since childhood, separated both by resentment and by wide miles of American highway. But when they learn that they are to receive a mysterious inheritance, the siblings are reunited--only to discover that their bequest isn't land or money, but something far stranger: a sentient house on chicken legs.
Science Fiction NETHERCOTT
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Tag(s): young adult nonfiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir, history, graphic novels, fiction, fantasy, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 4, 2022 at 11:31 AM by Genesis Gaule
Our October Book Club pick is Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. Check it out and then join us on October 25 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...
War and Me by Faleeha Hassan
A Memoir // A young woman's coming of age in a tight-knit working-class family during Iraq's seemingly endless series of wars.
Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks
From Nicholas Sparks comes a poignant love story about risking everything for a dream--and whether it's possible to leave the past behind.
What If? 2 by Randall Munroe
Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions // Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers' questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
A Thursday Murder Club Mystery // It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case--their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Mystery OSMAN Thursday v.3
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Tag(s): war, science, refugees, nonfiction, mystery, memoir, Iraq, fiction, book notes, autobiographies
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 6, 2021 at 1:57 PM by Genesis Gaule
Calling all Master Builders! LEGO Club meets on Thursday, December 16 at 5:00 pm. LEGO Club is open to children ages 5-12 (and their grown-ups too!). More information
From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
My Story of Being Indigenous, Homeless, and Finding My Way // Abandoned as a toddler, Jesse Thistle and his two brothers were placed in foster care. Eventually placed with their paternal grandparents, the children often clashed with their tough-love attitude. Soon, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, resulting in more than a decade living on and off the streets. Facing struggles many of us cannot even imagine, Jesse knew he would die unless he turned his life around. Through sheer perseverance and newfound love, he managed to find his way back into the loving embrace of his Indigenous culture and family.
971.004 LP THISTLE
Smile by Sarah Ruhl
The Story of a Face // In a series of meditations, Sarah Ruhl chronicles her journey of Bell's palsy which left the left side of her face completely paralyzed. She explores the struggle of a body yearning to match its inner landscape, the pain postpartum depression, being a playwright and working mom to three small children, and the desire for a resilient spiritual life in the face of illness.
616.842 LP RUHL
Stare at Me by Joey Mullaney
How Being Blindsided Brings Life Into Focus // In this true story about his life so far, Joey Mullaney reveals how he came to terms with the unthinkable. Teens and young adults will see pieces of themselves and their experiences in Joey's journey of acceptance. And they'll laugh along with Joey as he stutters and stumbles his way to discovering his true identity and finding his place in the world. This is more than an inspirational memoir. It's the voice of a trusted friend that empowers every reader - the geek, the misfit, the introvert, the class president, the jock - to stare down whatever faces them and say, "I got this."
All the Feels by Olivia Dade
The Show That Changed Television // Alexander Woodroe has a starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods of the Gates. But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line. Watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult, but the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep it professional, especially when she discovers the reasons behind his recklessness. When another scandal lands Alex in major hot water and costs Lauren her job, she’ll have to choose between protecting him and offering him what he really wants: her.
Tag(s): romance, nonfiction, memoir, homelessness, first nations, fiction, disabilities, chronic illness, book notes