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Book Sketches

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 4:55pm -- BHanley

The Hate U Give is a powerful story told from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old African-American girl who witnesses the shooting death of her childhoodfriend by a police officer. Starr’s world changes dramatically and the reader becomes deeply involved and invested in her daily struggle to live her life after the shooting, which includes her school, family life, friendships, and boyfriend.

The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:02am -- JGranatino

It's 1944 and the small town of Verger on the coast of Normandy has been under German occupation for years. Food and supplies for the residents are scarce, and several have been "relocated" or killed for resistance of any kind, among them Emma's father. Emma takes care of her elderly grandmother, Meme, and bakes a dozen loaves of baguettes for the Kommandant each morning.

Real Love: the art of mindful connection by Sharon Salzberg

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:17pm -- JGranatino

In her latest book, Sharon Salzberg, a prolific writer and noted presenter on the topics of mindfulness and meditation, discusses “real love” and the practice of loving-kindness in order to cultivate “transformative strength” in everyday life. She stresses the importance of first loving ourselves in order to reach out to others, including persons whom we find difficult.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:12pm -- JGranatino

Eleanor Oliphant leads an ordinary, routine life and she's just fine with that. She lives frugally, works in a office, talks to Mummy every Wednesday evening and spends the weekend drinking vodka. She has no boyfriend since the last one landed her in hospital, and no friends to speak of. But she's fine. She has a plan, with Mummy's blessing, to give herself a makeover and land a handsome musician she's had her eye on.

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 2:31pm -- JGranatino

Gwendy Peterson has set a goal for herself before starting middle school - she's going to run up what was known as Suicide Stairs every day to get in shape and hopefully lose the nickname of "Goodyear" given her by Frankie Stone. At the top, she pauses to catch her breath and realizes there's a man in a black suit and bowler hat sitting quietly on a bench, watching her carefully.

The Radium Girls: the dark story of America's shining women by Kate Moore

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:10pm -- JGranatino

In the early 1900s, radium was considered the new "wonder" material although many of its effects were still unknown. As the world turned its attention to WWI, hundreds of young women, some as young as 13, were employed in three studios in New Jersey, Illinois and Connecticut painting luminescent dials for watches and aeronautic equipment. Unknown to the girls, this paint contained a minute amount of radium.

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