Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is an award winning author of over twenty childrens books.  My childhood was spent reading her books from cover to cover, with a favorite being Bridge to Terabithia.  But who is the woman who won both the Newbery Medal Award and the National Book Award twice in her first decade as a published author?  Paterson’s […]

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Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Setting: Mars. In a color-coded society where Golds rule supreme and Reds are practically slaves, Darrow is a low-Red. He’s a hell-diver, drilling into Mars’ core to find the precious gas that will help make Mars habitable. When his wife is murdered by Golds for “treason,” Darrow decides to cause a little trouble and get […]

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Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss

Librarians and cats go together like peanut butter and jelly. Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves pairs Alec Charlesworth, a recently retired librarian widower, and Roger, an extraordinary immortal cat who sounds like Vincent Price and has seen it all. When Alec stumbles upon Roger’s existence, he is drawn into a world of ancient tomes, immortal […]

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Ancestry.com

Interested in searching your family history and creating a family tree? Try using Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com gives you online access to millions of historical documents, records, and photographs. You can not only search the records but also see images of the original documents. Ancestry.com gives you access to census records, birth records, marriage records, death records, immigration records, military records, […]

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a top surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School.  In Being Mortal, he tackles issues surrounding the end of life care that patients receive across the country and the improvements that could be made to that care.  Gawande shares how his medical training taught him to […]

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