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Defy the Stars

by Claudia Gray
Saturday, June 17, 2017

This is a teen science fiction story that I found very enjoyable.  It appears to be the first book in the series and I’m looking forward to the next one.  Neomi is a young soldier defending her planet from Earth.  Abel is a one of a kind “mech” or robot who was left behind for 30 years in an abandoned space ship.  They meet as a result of a battle and start on an adventure to save her planet by sacrificing Abel.   Along the way they learn about the politics of the solar system as well as themselves.  There’s plenty of adventure, just a bit of romance and an ending that leaves you waiting for more....

The Baker's Secret

by Stephen P. Kiernan
Friday, June 16, 2017

For all the World War II historical fiction fans, this one is for you.  This story takes place in France, on the eve of D-Day.  The story centers on the main character, Emma, a bread maker.  This is her story of the extraordinary lengths she goes to sustain her village during the German occupation.  A great story of resilience, perseverance and sacrifice. Check our catalog...

Rising Strong

by Brene Brown
Thursday, June 15, 2017

If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall.  This is a book about what it takes to get back up and wholeheartedly go another round.  The author, Brene Brown, is a researcher who doesn’t write “feel good and get over it lessons”.  Instead, she writes about common denominators of people who find themselves face down in the arena and work through the pain, shame, fear, etc. to pull themselves up and get back into life....

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

An interesting twist for a basic “star crossed” love story.  Very clever dialogue and an easy read.  A great beach book. Check our catalog
 
Barb C., Tech Services

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A well-documented and surprising account of the extremely high use of methamphetamines and other opioids by Germans from the 1930s through the end of WWII and the Nazi downfall. The facts are astounding! The drugs caused almost super-human behavior which was crucial to the Wehrmacht Army gaining more territory in 100 hours than they did during all of WWI, defeating the strongest military at that time, and capturing France in only eleven days. They were also crucial in forcing the Czech President to surrender his country and prolonging the war in Europe by years although German officials realized by the end of 1941 that they could not defeat the Russians....

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