Category Archives: Adults – Nonfiction

Love a mother? Have a mother? Are a mother?

Mothers Day. Holiday? Holy day? Hallmark day? Whatever your thoughts on the day, you must admit that the subject of mothers is something we all have experience with, and all have opinions about.
We’ve assembled here an intriguing selection of books about, for, and by mothers and their children. A motherly shout out goes to our staff contributors; Cailin, Ellen, Melissa, and Madra, as well as the folks at Brightly, and Shelf Awareness for Readers. Continue reading Love a mother? Have a mother? Are a mother?

Staff Picks for May

Each month our library staff reads lots of books – or listens to them – or watches films. And each month they gladly share their favorites with us. You’ll find gems here; some we have written about before, but then someone else discovers them and so we offer them again.

New or older, paper or audio, we happily share this month’s favorites with you. Thanks to this month’s reviewers: Cailin, Shirley, Angelique, Sherlene, and Bernice.

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The Last of the Doughboys – A Memoir of War, Grace, and Aging

WWI Veteran receiving a medal

The Last of the Doughboys: The forgotten generation and their forgotten world war, by Richard Rubin

From the Library Catalog
In 2003, 85 years after the WWI armistice, Richard Rubin looked for many months to find just one living American veteran of World War I. But then, he found another. And another. Eventually he managed to find dozens, aged 101 to 113, and interview them, before they passed. All are gone now. Continue reading The Last of the Doughboys – A Memoir of War, Grace, and Aging