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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 April 4, 2022 at 4:05 PM by Genesis Gaule
Kids grades K-5 join us Tuesday, April 19 @ 4 pm for Tinkertown to learn about seed germination and pollinators as we make wildflower seed bombs. More information...
Chasing Me to My Grave by Winfred Rembert & Erin I. Kelly
An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South // Winfred Rembert relates his life in prose and paintings--vivid, confrontational, revelatory, complex scenes from the cotton fields and chain gangs of the segregated south to the churches and night clubs of the urban north. This is also the story of finding epic love, and with it the courage to revisit a past that begs to remain buried, as told to Tufts philosopher Erin I. Kelly.
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century // This book uses the darkest moments in twentieth-century history, from Nazism to Communism, to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism.
National Geographic Complete Photo Guide by Heather Perry
How to take better pictures // This collection of photographic knowledge is designed to take you beyond the basics and make you a better photographer, no matter your current abilities and talents. Here are tips and tricks from National Geographic photographers, expertly explained, with terms defined and examples provided.
The Least of Us by Sam Quinones
True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth // Quinones was among the first to see the dangers of synthetic drugs and a new generation of kingpins whose product could be made in Magic Bullet blenders. He investigated these new threats, discovering how addiction is exacerbated by consumer-product corporations. Amid a landscape of despair, Quinones found hope in those embracing the forgotten and ignored, illuminating the striking truth that we are only as strong as our most vulnerable.
Tag(s): world history, US history, racism, poverty, politics, photography, nonfiction, how-to, history, government, drugs, book notes, arts, African Americans
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on March 7, 2022 at 3:34 PM by Genesis Gaule
Join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:00pm for Campbell Creates! We making Upcycled Bird Feeders from recycled materials. More information...
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford
The Rise and Fall of an American MythThis book provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas's struggle for independence, then shows us how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson
As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In this book, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty.
Sunbelt Blues by Andrew Ross
The Failure of American Housing // As millions of renters face down evictions and foreclosures in the midst of the COVID-19 recession, Andrew Ross reveals how ineffective government planning, property market speculation, and poverty wages have combined to create this catastrophe. Immersive and compassionate, this book finds in Osceola County a bellwether for the future of homelessness in America.
The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks
The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind // This book is the riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island -- a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals call it -- and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons.
Tag(s): US politics, US history, US economy, sociology, social justice, shipwrecks, poverty, politics, nonfiction, missing persons, mental illness, history, economics, depression, book notes, autobiography, autobiographies