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Thursday, February 9, 2017

I picked this book up on a whim, hoping it would prove to my kids that putting your elbows on the table qualifies as poor table manners (check out the book to find the answer).  This is a very quick read full of practical and relevent advice, dished out in a fun and amusing way.  A great read for anyone who needs a refresher on everyday or business etiquette.  Check our catalog.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The DVD “A man called Ove” is a foreign film (Swedish with English subtitles) that is based on a novel by Fredrik Backman. Ove is a widower who expresses his loss of his wife by being prickly to everyone he meets. He lives in a small neighborhood that has similar rules to a co-op. He takes a routine walk around the complex every morning to check to make sure gates, etc. are in working order. He also buys fresh flowers daily for his deceased wife’s grave and chats with her about the changes in the neighborhood. A new family with 2 girls and another on the way moves in next door. The family’s activities and his reluctant involvement...

The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair tells the truth about the meatpacking towns like Chicago before World War 1. Through the perspective of a Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis and his family, readers begin to understand the difficulties of the time for anybody new to America. Jurgis brought his whole family to America because they had heard it was a place of prosperity and opportunity. While not entirely false, this was not what the family arrived too. When Jurgis joined the crowds of people begging for work he became committed to a life of hardship and struggle that never seemed to end. While this book is not the happiest I’d highly recommend...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bo Tully is the sheriff of Blight County, Idaho, a family tradition that goes way back. The sometime unorthodox methods of the family business are know as The Blight Way, and everyone in the county knows Bo. The 6 books in this series will introduce you to all the quirky local town folks as well as the fine upstanding ones. On the 75th birthday of his father, "Pap", a dead body turns up on a local ranch. Bo decides a murder investigation would be the perfect present! Patrick McManus is an American humor writer who writes primarily about the outdoors. ...

The Orphan Keeper

by The Orphan Keeper
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This is an amazing story about a young Indian boy that has been kidnapped and put in an orphanage in India.  He is then adopted by an American couple and sent to the US.  When the boy is able to learn enough english he tells his new parents he was kidnapped and has a mother, father and siblings.   The couple are shocked with this news and proceed to find his family.  All the research they do comes to a dead end.  Eventually the boy adjust to his new life.  He keeps the dream alive that he will one day find his family.  His determination to follow that dream leads him on a fascinating journey of coincidences, luck, great...

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