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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Following the death of her genius son, a mother is at a loss how to continue living.  Then she begins to follow the instructions he detailed in a notebook to get justice for the girl next door.  But will she carry out the instructions completely before coming to her senses?  And will the outcome be what Henry intended?  Maybe not the most plausible story, but nonetheless original.  Check our catalog

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Friday, January 12, 2018

If I could, I would give this book to every parent, grandparent, coach, teacher and caregiver I know. My favorite passage from the book is “You, the parent, are responsible for the discipline structure within your home. Your language can help children realize the choices and controls they have within that structure. As you continue to use the type of communication described in this book, your children will grow to understand that the choices they make impact what happens to them. They will gradually develop the internal controls necessary for independence and self-responsibility, both of which are ultimate goals of discipline.”
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Christmas Letters is a novella.  A compilation of letters from Birdie Pickett starting in 1944 while her husband is off at war and she is living with her in-laws and raising a new baby far from her home. The letters continue each year and become a Christmas tradition.  They also each contain a recipe and a little history of the recipe. They continue in 1967 with Mary, Birdies’ oldest daughter taking on the tradition, complete with a recipe.  In 1996, Melanie, Mary’s daughter takes over the tradition.  Through all the letters, the reader gets a sense of what life was like in the 40’s and how each generation had it a...

The Red Queen

by Victoria Aveyard
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The story of The Red Queen takes place in a dystopian society where the under-class are governed by the aristocrats. This is the first book in the series, and I listened to the audio-book version offered through our digital catalog and Overdrive. Having not read a summary of the book beforehand, I had expected something more along the line of books by Philippa Gregory, however, this book...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This book talks about the biology and natural history of the moose.  The moose is the largest living member of the deer family.  Their range is across New England to Montana, northern Canada and Alaska, and inhabits Scandinavia and Russia as well. The book discusses the different subspecies of the moose, their behaviors, habit, and conservation. The photographs are truely awesome.  Some interesting stories of the authors encounters.   ...

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