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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 29, 2022 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule
Our September Book Club pick is Educated by Tara Westover. Check it out and then join us on Monday, September 27 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...
Path Lit by Lightning by David Maraniss
The Life of Jim Thorpe // Jim Thorpe rose to world fame as a mythic talent who excelled at every sport. But despite his colossal skills, Thorpe's life was a struggle against the odds. But for all his travails, Thorpe did not succumb. The man survived, complications and all, and so did the myth.
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor--including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother--and how she retook control of her life.
Mothercare by Lynne Tillman
On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence // This is at once a cautionary tale, and also a reverential invitation for any caretaker who can relate to suddenly becoming responsible for the life management practices of a parent, loved or not. This story may be helpful, informative, consoling, or upsetting, and it never fails to underscore how impossible it is to get the job done completely right.
Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld
A Memoir // Candid and frequently harrowing, with a ribbon of dark humor, this book is a stunning human story and an invaluable view of the actual cost of upward mobility.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on June 6, 2022 at 12:24 PM by Genesis Gaule
Explore Minnesota with a free 7-day MN State Park Pass from the library! Passes can be checkout on adult cards in good standing. More information...
When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner
A True Story of Love and Friendship // A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together. A real life fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the bittersweet wisdom of Tuesdays with Morrie.
My Body by Emily Ratajkowski
In this personal exploration of feminism, sexuality and power, of men's treatment of women and women's rationalizations for accepting that treatment, the acclaimed model and actress presents essays that chronicle moments of her life while investigating culture's fetishization of girls and female beauty.
Dusk, Night, Dawn by Anne Lamott
On Revival and Courage // Drawing from her own experiences and her own faith journey, Lamott offers insights into the intimate and human ways we can bring back hope by demonstrating we can travel through the darkest places toward a more hopeful light that is still burning.
Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised by Carmelo Anthony
A Memoir of Survival and Hope // Iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony shares a story of perseverance and determination; of dribbling past players bigger and tougher than him, while also weaving around vial caps and needles strewn across the court; where rims had no nets, and you better not call a foul--a place where tomorrows aren't promised.
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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 18, 2022 at 6:23 PM by Genesis Gaule
Come and support the Friends of the Library during out Spring Book Sale April 22 and 23 (8 am to 5 pm). Don't forget to check out our $5 bag sale on Saturday! More information...
Hudson Bay Bound by Natalie Warren
Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic // The remarkable eighty-five-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.
Beyond by Catherine Wolff
How Humankind Thinks About Heaven // In this engrossing cultural history of heaven, Catherine Wolff delves into how people and cultures have defined heaven over the centuries. She describes how different faiths and religions have framed it, how the sense of heaven has evolved, and how non-religious influences have affected it, from the Enlightenment to the increasingly non-religious views of heaven today.
The Defense Lawyer by James Patterson & Benjamin Wallace
The Barry Slotnick Story // From negotiating Melania Trump's pre-nup to representing the Dapper Don, from defending the Subway Vigilante to mediating Bette Midler's bathhouse contract, Bronx-native Bernard Slotnick's unparalleled acumen defined a profession, a city, and an era.
Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn
Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape // Cal Flyn, an investigative journalist, exceptional nature writer, and promising new literary voice visits the eeriest and most desolate places on Earth that due to war, disaster, disease, or economic decay, have been abandoned by humans. What she finds every time is an "island" of teeming new life: nature has rushed in to fill the void faster and more thoroughly than even the most hopeful projections of scientists.
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