Tag Archives: thought provoking

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives?   Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … Continue reading

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Patron Review: On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

Set in the near future dystopian US, the author creates a complex, recognizable yet different, future for us…or those who colonize our ruined cities. (Who is Us and who is Other is just one of many topics Lee lays out … Continue reading

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On the Hot Topic of Bullying- Read Wonder by Patricia Palacio

I don’t know if I can think a word that has become more talked about in the 21st century then the topic of bullying.  It seems that in our tech-savvy world that the problem of bullying has found new ways … Continue reading

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Patron Review: The Last Policeman and Countdown City by Ben Winters

   These are books 1 and 2 of a proposed trilogy, which PR describes as a pre-apolocalyptic police procedural. It has a strong and appealing lead character, tension and drama, and a mystery good enough to keep you interested. The … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Anne Kennedy: Up From the Ground by Jose Saramago

Saramago uses capitals and periods very sparingly to indicate the beginning and end of sentences, resulting in an almost stream-of-consciousness feeling that may cause you to read quickly. But slow down. Breathe. Let yourself flow with the words and be … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The library book discussion I run was lucky enough to receive galley copies of Life After Life,  the highly anticipated novel by author Kate Atkinson that is due out at the beginning of April.  Although the author is known for … Continue reading

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

If you are looking for a modern day twist on the traditional love story, look no further than Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.    A overseas word of mouth bestseller, this story centers around young ordinary  Louisa Clark who has … Continue reading

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Audio Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Recently NPR had posted the Best Young Adults Novels selected by their listeners and John Green’s name came up five times on that list!  I had recently heard about John Green from a glowing  review posted on our Adult Summer … Continue reading

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Guest Review:Terrie Goldstein, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Do SciFi writers predict the future? Every once in a while I go back to reading science fiction. (I am a mystery lover.) This genre fascinates me because I consider sci fi writers to be on the cutting edge of … Continue reading

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