A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Kate’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Charming, gentle, hilarious, yet moving. The story of a curmudgeon doing his best to avoid his neighbors and failing utterly, interspersed with the history of the love of his life. Continue reading Staff Review: A Man Called Ove
Have you loved Lemony Snicket’s writing? Have you savored each adventure of the sad and sorry orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire? Now even more snickety fun is to be had, with the launch of the Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Neal Patrick Harris as the nefarious Count Olaf. Continue reading Good News for A series of Unfortunate Events!
A good work of historical fiction can simultaneously capture a child’s attention, entertain, and leave them more knowledgeable of a particular time period than when they began.
Three recent historical titles have captured our attention and we hope one or two may find their way to your home, too.
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When I started working on women’s history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing. Gerda Lerner, Women and History
Celebrate Women’s History! Read histories of women through the eyes of 17 strong women, in these enduring and moving memoirs. Continue reading Women’s History in Story Form
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
Kate’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
For folks feeling a little over-stimulated in a world where more and better gadgets are considered the ultimate in progress, this book is a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Staff Review: The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction