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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 September 27, 2021 at 3:10 PM by Genesis Gaule
Virtual Storytime and Virtual Baby Bounce with Miss Andrea are back! Tune in each week for a new story on our website or YouTube page. Watch Now
Made in China by Anna Qu
A Memoir of Love and Labor // Traveling from Wenzhou to Xi'an to New York, Made in China is a fierce memoir unafraid to ask thorny questions about trauma and survival in immigrant families, the meaning of work, and the costs of immigration.
The Kaepernick Effect by Dave Zirin
Taking a Knee, Changing the World // A veteran sportswriter interviews high school athletes, college athletes, pro athletes and others involved in the nationwide movement to "take a knee" in response to police brutality.
The Sum of Us by Jean Hanff Korelitz
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together // Heather McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the 2008 financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crisis that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others.
The Heroine with 1,001 Faces by Maria Tartar
For decades, Joseph Campbell had defined our cultural aspirations in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, emphasizing the value of seeking glory and earning immortality. His work became the playbook for Hollywood, with its many male-centric quest narratives. Challenging the models in Campbell's canonical work, Maria Tatar explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on social missions. Using the domestic arts and storytelling skills, they have displayed audacity, curiosity, and care as they struggled to survive and change the reigning culture. Animating figures from Ovid's Philomela, her tongue severed yet still weaving a tale about sexual assault, to Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander, a high-tech wizard seeking justice for victims of a serial killer, The Heroine with 1,001 Faces creates a luminous arc that takes us from ancient times to the present.
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