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Jul 29

Book Notes 8/1/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM by Genesis Gaule

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8/1/2022


Sorry everyone, but there will be no Storytime with Miss Andrea on Monday, August 8.  Don't worry, though, you can still join us on Thursday, August 11!


A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Finding Hope in Rituals of Grief and Healing // When Amanda Held Opelt suffered a season of loss-including three miscarriages and the death of her grandmother and culminating in the unexpected death of her sister, New York Times bestselling writer Rachel Held Evans-she was faced with sorrow she didn't know to face. This book is a testament to the idea that when we carefully and honestly attend to our losses, we are able to expand our capacity for love, faith, and healing.

204.42 OPELT


The Last Days of the Dinosaurs  by Riley Black

An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World // In this book, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the asteroid impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe.

576.84 BLACK


Verissimus by Donald J. Robertson & Zé Nuno Fraga 

The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius // The remarkable story of Marcus Aurelius' life and philosophical journey is brought to life by philosopher and psychotherapist Donald J. Robertson, in a sweeping historical epic of a graphic novel, based on a close study of the historical evidence, with the stunning full-color artwork of award-winning illustrator Zé Nuno Fraga.

188.0207 AURELIUS


Joan by Katherine J. Chen

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A Novel of Joan of Arc // In Katherine J. Chen's hands, the myth and legend of Joan of Arc is transformed into a flesh-and-blood young woman: reckless, steel-willed, and brilliant. This stunningly-researched novel is a sweeping narrative of her life, from a childhood steeped in both joy and violence, to her meteoric rise to fame at the head of the French army, where she must navigate both the dangers of the battlefield and the equally treacherous politics of the royal court.

CHEN


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Jul 26

Book Notes 7/25/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2022 at 2:13 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/25/2022


Our August Book Club pick is Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel. Check it out and then join us on August 30 at 6 pm to discuss. More information...


Night in the American Village by Akemi Johnson

Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa // At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue in Japan for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military.

305.46952 JOHNSON


Shadowlands by Matthew Green

A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages // This is the extraordinary tale of Britain’s eerie and remarkable ghost towns and villages; shadowlands that once hummed with life.

941.03 GREENO


Aurora by Dr. Lynne Fenton & Kerrie Droban

The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story // A compelling look at violence and trauma from the psychiatrist who treated mass shooter James Holmes, perpetrator of the infamous movie theater massacre.

364.15234 FENTON


Fire and Steel by Peter Caddick-Adams

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The End of World War Two in the West // The final volume in one of the most acclaimed works of military history of this generation. Here is Peter Caddick-Adams' third volume in his trilogy about the final year of the Western front in World War Two. Fire & Steel covers the war's final 100 days-beginning in late January 1945 and continuing until May 8th, 1945, when the German high command surrendered unconditionally to all Allied forces.

940.534 CADDICK-ADAMS


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Jul 11

Book Notes 7/11/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 11, 2022 at 6:31 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

7/11/2022


Have a puzzle you want to trade out for new one? Come join us for the Puzzle Exchange Thursday, July 14 @ 5:30pm.


Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI -- Adapted for Young Adults // This essential book introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people--one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. // Original version also available in book, CD, and e-book.

976.6004 GRANN


What's the Use? Ian Stewart

How Mathematics Shapes Everyday Life // An esteemed mathematician shows how math powers the world, from technology to health care and beyond.

510 STEWART


Fallout by Steve Sheinkin

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Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown // With the United States’ creation of the Atomic Bomb, the Soviet Union does not want to be left behind. This results in neck-and-neck competition through the arms and Space Race, culminating in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

972.9106 SHEINKIN


The Light of Days by Judy Batalion; with Winifred Conkling

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The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos -- Young Readers Edition // This book presents the untold story of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. // Original version also available.

940.53 BATALION


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