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|Not Exactly Beach Reads... (20 titles)
Just because it's almost summer doesn't mean you don't want to get your hands on a particularly gripping book about the vagaries of human nature! Enjoy! Rachel from Brookdale
|Winter Jackets 2013 (19 titles)
Brookdale library has a lot of book lovers on staff. Follow us through February to see what we're reading for Winter Jackets 2013!
|Brookdale Library Staff 's Comments|
|The shape of time; remarks on the history of things.
This dense little book draws on art history and anthropology to paint a picture of the evolution of things but ultimately transcends that project. In the end the book is more about the communication and repetition of physical things as the embodiment of ideas, and objects of art as vessels for concepts, communicated and mutated through time. In the course of about 119 pages this takes the reader through Hubler's insights into humanity, a journey that's not only fascinating but fun. Ted posted Mar 2, 2013 at 9:16AM
|168 hours : you have more time than you think |
by Vanderkam, Laura.
This book will show you how to manage your time in order to focus on what you do best and what is most important to you. There really are enough hours in the week to accomplish everything. Jill posted Feb 27, 2013 at 5:12PM
|The end of your life book club |
by Schwalbe, Will.
A son looks back to when his mother was diagnosed with and treated for pancreatic cancer. During the course of her treatments they find comfort and commonality in books, the ones they both loved, the ones they disagreed over and what the books taught them about life. His mother, Mary Anne Schwalbe was a fascinating woman who grew up privileged but early on developed a deep concern for the welfare of the rest of the world and worked in refugee camps in some of the poorest, most violent ridden places in the world. The founding director of the women’s refugee commission and once a director of admissions for Harvard and Radcliffe, she grew up in and raised her children in New England and New York in a world of books, the ballet, museums and travel (including travel to refugee camps). A touching, lively story of a mother and son relationship, and a fascinating life that remained so even after being confronted by cancer. Rachel posted Feb 27, 2013 at 12:12PM
by Palacio, R. J.
Home schooled Augie reluctantly goes into 5th grade at Beecher Prep. He and his classmates, initially frightened and repulsed by his horrible facial deformity, have a memorable year, described by several characters. Readers will experience a gamut of emotions, tears to laughter to admiration to empathy. You’ll never avoid looking directly at anyone again. A 2013 ALSC Notable book. Gretchen posted Feb 21, 2013 at 3:10PM
|Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness |
by Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-
Why in the world would a young British couple want to raise a family in 1970s Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)? Even a brutal civil war didn't deter them. This incredibly honest memoir chronicles the fall of colonial privilege, although the Fullers fight to the end. Their determination not to leave Africa means teaching their daughters to carry Uzis while struggling to make a successful farm. Perhaps most incredible is how the author depicts her parents, warts and all - and what a lot of warts!! With clear-eyed detachment it is Beautifully written. Good for fans of Out of Africa and the Poisonwood Bible. posted Feb 21, 2013 at 11:20AM