OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

BEING MORTAL

BEING MORTAL: Medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande

Anecdotes are the heart of this short book about death and dying. The anecdotes are about some of the author’s family members or friends who have died, and about the choices and preparations those people made prior to dying. One of many poignant scenes involves two concerts presented in the home of the a dying piano […]

 
evolution

THE COMPLETE WORLD OF HUMAN EVOLUTION / Chris Stringer & Peter Andrews

This book gave me an appreciation for the painstaking work of finding, collecting and understanding fossils. The color pictures on every page with descriptions of excavation sites as well as the fossils found there were fascinating. Stringer and Andrews explain the clues and discoveries that unravel the evolution of our species from many other hominids. […]

 
Amazement

THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT / Amy Tan

Amy Tan’s first book in eight years covers three generations of women, but much of it focuses on being a Shanghai courtesan.  One learns a lot about the courtesans of Shanghai, who were much like the geishas of Japan in being able to pick and choose the men they took as patrons. Towards the end of the […]

 
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Romantic Music

  Check out a selection of  our CDs that feature romantic love songs by popular music artists  —   My funny valentine / Chet Baker CD 781.65 BAK , Love songs /Marlene Dietrich CD 781.63 DIE , My love  / Céline Dion  CD 781.63 DIO , The very best of Dan Fogelberg/ Dan Fogelberg   CD 781.63 FOG , At Last […]

 
in-darkness

MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER

Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection.  Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats.  Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.  2013 Winner:  In Darkness by Nick Lake In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is […]