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Good Reads Books of the Week! Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. I love Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories because they are written elegantly and because they are simultaneously familiar and foreign to me: She writes about relationships between family members, for example, yet the families she writes about are often Indian-American, depicting a different cultural background than my own, which I always find interesting. Most of all, I appreciate how she illuminates the common human experience across cultures. And I love to soak in her writing, which is calm and clean. Plus, if you don’t have a lot of time to read for pleasure, short stories are great! ~Submitted by Angie~
Good Reads Book of the Week! Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Come check this book out from Good Reads!
Good Reads book of the week! Little Brother by Cory Doctorow takes place in the very near future where privacy becomes less important than security after a terrorist attack on San Francisco. The main character gives us a glimpse of a generation that builds its own subculture including an anonymous online network built on the Microsoft Xbox gaming console. A certain kind of activism is constructed from a group focused on online gaming and live concerts that end up with an unexpected thirst for justice and a thing they never knew to fight for: the right to privacy. Come check it out from Good Reads!
Our most recent themed display, Dreamers and Immigration in America, is up for a few more days! It's in our new location for book displays - next to the stairs to the computer lab. Stop by to browse these terrific books...and watch this space for a new book display coming soon!
Good Reads book of the week! Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, is an (upsettingly) true story about Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a New Orleans man who rode out Hurricane Katrina while his wife and four kids evacuated. After the storm hits, Zeitoun journeys around a water-logged New Orleans in a canoe, bringing food to elderly neighbors and saving abandoned animals. While this would be enough of an amazing story, it takes an even darker turn when Zeitoun is arrested by police and National Guar...d members for accusations of terrorist activities. All charges were dropped, but only after he’d been jailed, with no opportunity for a phone call and no medical attention for injuries sustained during the storm. This book demonstrates the inhumanity displayed to the victims of Katrina while also showing the anti-Muslim sentiments that were, and still are, rampant in the United States.
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Good Reads book of the week! Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. In this book, high school chameleon Greg Gaines is forced by his mother to befriend Rachel, a sort of friend from childhood who has been diagnosed with leukemia. He has one friend who he is himself with, Earl, who doesn't let him get away with being fake. When it's clear that Rachel is dying (sorry guys, it's in the title though), Greg and Earl make her a terrible home movie, which is then broadcast to the whole school. Cue embarrassing high school scene.
This is a quick, charming read, come check it out from the library today!
It's National Library Week! This year, award-winning author and celebrated American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland is the honorary chair. She agrees with this year's theme, "LIBRARIES TRANSFORM: LIBRARIES LEAD." Read more about Misty Copeland and her involvement with National Library Week here: http://www.ala.org/…/acclaimed-author-ballerina-misty-copel…