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Oct 04

Book Notes 10/3/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 4, 2022 at 11:31 AM by Genesis Gaule

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10/3/2022


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

war and me

A Memoir // A young woman's coming of age in a tight-knit working-class family during Iraq's seemingly endless series of wars.

956.7 HASSAN


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.

SPARKS


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.

500 MUNROE


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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Dec 06

Book Notes 12/6/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on December 6, 2021 at 1:57 PM by Genesis Gaule

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12/6/2021


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."

616.8 MULLANEY


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.

DADE


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Nov 22

Book Notes 11/22/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 22, 2021 at 10:13 AM by Genesis Gaule

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11/22/2021


Campbell Book Club is next week. Join us to discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger on Tuesday, November 30 at 6 pm. More information


Renegades by Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama

Born in the USA: Dreams, Music, Myth // Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.

973.932 SPRINGSTEEN // Also in e-book


Going There by Katie Couric

And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me // In this memoir, the iconic media star discusses her professional and personal life, including losing her husband at a young age, her historic turn as anchor of the CBS Evening News, and experiences dealing with gender inequality.

791.4502 COURIC


Brothers on Three by Abe Streep

A true story of family, resistance, and hope on a reservation in Montana // This is not simply a story about high school basketball, about state championships and a winning team. It is a book about community, and it is about boys on the cusp of adulthood, finding their way through the intersecting worlds they inhabit and forging their own paths to personhood.

306.8509 STREEP


Conquering the Pacific by Andrés Reséndez

An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery // The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery-and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history.

959.9 RESENDEZ


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