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Black Duck (Book on CD)

by Janet Taylor Lisle
Sunday, April 13, 2008

It's the Spring of 1929 on the New England shore... Prohibition... Smuggling Liquor... and a dead body found on the beach.

So begins Black Duck the story of Ruben and Jeddy and their, along with most of those in the small community, involvement in rum-running. ...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Why do some ideas thrive while others die? How do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators, and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions. The brothers assert that “sticky” messages of all kinds—from the infamous “organ theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a product vision statement from Sony—draw their power from the same six traits. It’s a fast-paced tour of idea success stories (and failures)—the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who...

The Long Goodbye

by Patti Davis
Sunday, April 13, 2008

Okay, I admit it. I picked up this book because of the beautiful photo on the cover of Ronald Reagan riding a horse. But I remembered reading some of Patti Davis' articles about her father in a magazine and that I liked her writing style. I wasn't disappointed. If you have ever been estranged from a family member, suffered the loss of a parent, or are caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, I think you would find this book comforting.
Margaret, Reference

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One of those books on CD where I found myself wanting to drive for the sole purpose of listening! You know, where you sit in the garage for as long as you can get away with. Plus, I found myself telling everyone – adults and kids- how much I was enjoying the story. The back of the book on CD summed it up nicely…

“Twelve-year-old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head. It’s an unfamiliar house- Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle and three cousins- so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the...

End of the Spear

by Steve Saint
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Steve Saint was 5 years old when his father was killed by a tribe of warriors in Ecuador. Eventually Steve came to know them - even the very ones who had driven spears into his father's body. He and his family left their comfortable life in the U.S. and lived with the Waodani people in the jungle. It is an adventure full of challenges, losses and rewards. He had spoken all over the world about his experience and a motion picture has been made about this true story. It is quite an eye-opener into another culture and way of life. The library owns...