OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

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Daughters of Sparta / Claire Heywood

This reimagining of the Trojan War focuses on two overlooked figures whose stories have gone largely untold: the Spartan princesses Klytemnestra and Helen. Both sisters are whisked into unhappy marriages, given over to foreign kings who view them as providers of male heirs and strengtheners of political ties. But while these women know what expectations have been made for their lives,…

 
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Adult Services Recommendations – October 2021

Watch a short compilation of book talks about these books.

CD LEWIS DEAN
A place we knew / Dean Lewis
Now with over a billion streams of his music globally and being named Billboard’s ‘Chart-Breaker’ in October, Dean Lewis has topped local and international charts with ‘Be Alright’. (Also available as a downloadable album on hoopla.

 
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Marcia’s Cozy Corner

Marcia highlights some books and activities designed to help you relax.  These are geared to all ages.

Zentangle

741.2 ART
The art of Zentangle : 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist / edited by Stephanie Meissner
Teaches artists of all skill levels the meditative process of combining shapes and lines to make interesting artwork….

 
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Early Morning Riser / Katherine Heiny

An ordinary story about a second grade teacher in Boyne City, Michigan, who takes up with the local man-about town who has dated just about everyone else.  Jane learns to adjust to what Duncan will be to her, and tries to move on, but an accident means she has to take on new responsibilities.  The novel follows Jane through many years and changes in her life until she realizes just what life has actually given her. …

 

The Push / Ashley Audrain

A dark and complex story of a woman struggling through the difficult days of early motherhood, constantly questioning whether she can trust her own instincts and experiences based on her complicated history of abuse and abandonment with own mother. How reliable are our experiences when we have nothing to compare them to and those around us dismiss them as false?…