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A Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe

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A Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe “While Man at the Helm is hilarious and heartfelt, it also offers a poignant peek into a not-so-distant time when women’s choices were limited and their dependence on men profound. Based on Stibbe’s childhood, Man at the Helm is a beguiling, often wickedly funny look at an unusual family trying to find ... Read More »

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova From the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice Lisa Genova comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their ... Read More »

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough A charmingly pared-down life of the “boys” that grounds their dream of flight in decent character and work ethic. There is a quiet, stoical awe to the accomplishments of these two unprepossessing Ohio brothers in this fluently rendered, skillfully focused study by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning and two-time National Book Award-winning historian McCullough (The Greater ... Read More »

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson A companion piece to Atkinson’s Life After Life, telling the story of Ursula Todd’s brother Teddy. Teddy is an RAF bomber pilot and aspiring poet for whom warfare was nothing compared with the struggle to adjust to different expectations in peacetime. Read More »

Capital Dames: the Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

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Capital Dames: the Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts Cokie Roberts, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but ... Read More »

Going to pot : why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America by William J. Bennett and Robert A. White.

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The former director of the National Drug Control policy and a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey argue against the legalization of marijuana, discussing studies that link marijuana use to abnormal brain structure and development. Contents:  Marijuana use is not safe or harmless : in fact, it is dangerous — What is medical marijuana? — Legalization ... Read More »

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic,To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to ... Read More »

The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer

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The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer “Packer offers a flawless, compassionate portrayal of each family member at both their best and worst and shows what a strong hold the past has on the present. Literary fiction at its finest; highly recommended.” Library Journal Read More »