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Monday, December 5, 2016

I don’t normally watch BBC Masterpiece programs, but I decided to give The Durrells in Corfu a try. I loved the first season so much that I watched the first three episodes in one night. The next morning, I watched the last three. Apparently this series was adapted from Gerald Durrell’s book My Family and Other Animals. The acting of the “family members” and the storylines were superb. The story is about a widowed mother and her four children/young adults with very different personalities that move from Britain to Greece. I hope this series continues!

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Friday, December 2, 2016

This is a great story about the impact love has in life. Set in the late 1800s, the novel follows the life of Virginia Loftin, a poor girl striving to become a great author and live happily ever after with her childhood sweetheart, Charlie. After part of her dream fails, Virginia learns to become someone even more driven for success after joining an artist society. Again, Virginia must reevaluate herself after new revelations about the society and her former flame arise.

I loved Callaway’s unique plot and style of the novel and I had a hard time ever putting it down. This novel is fantastic for anyone in high school or older...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This book was hard to put down. I knew nothing about the Navy SEAL training or the fighting in Afghanistan, so I learned a lot. Marcus Luttrell and his SEAL Team 10 were in a monstrous battle in the desolate mountains while searching for an Al Qaeda leader. All his teammates were killed by the Taliban and Marcus spent four days alone, injured and presumed dead, until a local tribe found him after he had crawled seven miles and hid him until he was rescued. It was a fascinating book and I highly recommend it.

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The One Man

by Andrew Gross
Saturday, November 26, 2016

In 1944 physics professor Alfred Mendl is sent to a German concentration camp. He is one of the only two people with the knowledge to start a war or end it. The Germans are unaware of this special knowledge. The U. S. has put together a special mission to go into the camps to find Mendl and bring him back. Nathan Blum is the one man that has the special skills and is fluent in German...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I usually enjoy books by Russell Freedman and this one caught my eye. I was a child during the time of the Vietnam War: old enough to be aware of it, but too young to understand any of the politics behind it. The author did a great job of explaining the history of Vietnam and things that led up to the U.S. war in the country. Facts were presented in a clear and very readable manner. I learned a lot!

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Laura G., Youth Services

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