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Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is one of my favorite books - anyone who has lived in Detroit or spent time there will recognize the neighborhood where this story takes place. One summer, one by one, all the men vanish from a working class neighborhood in the southwest corner of the city. One man leaves a note, "I've gone to the moon."How the women and children who are left behind go on with their lives makes this a fascinating debut novel and coming-of-age story.

Catherine T., Reference

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The New Earth

by Eckhart Tolle
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tolle is able to take complex concepts about enlightenment, human nature and behavior and weave in examples from the Bible, Buddhism, Taoism, as well as history’s greatest thinkers and artists. His skill at tying all of this together is very impressive. He thoroughly describes all the facets of living a life with presence and awareness, rather than living out the roles and inner thoughts by which we have come to define ourselves. Some of his terminology can be challenging, but he usually gives clear definitions as he goes along. For example, his explanation of a human being: Human is "...the functions you fulfill,...

Books by A. Lee Martinez

by A. Lee Martinez, Author
Thursday, February 12, 2009

If you like your fantasy a little creepy and very funny, try A, Lee Martinez’s books: Gil’s All Fright Diner, Too Many Curses, The Nameless Witch, In the Company of Ogres and The Automatic Detective.Join Never-Dead-Ned, Mack Megaton the robot, Duke the werewolf and Earl the vampire who are just trying to get along in Martinez’s crazy world.

Jerilee C., Head of Reference and Adult Services

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Attention all you OCP out there! Monk is @ your library!
I love watching Monk on USA channel. I can watch missed episodes by checking out the DVDs from the library. And now ... we have the paperbacks. I really enjoy tossing one into my purse so I can pull it out during those down-times when I'm carting my kids around. Try a couple ... when you're lookin' for a little fluff.

Mr. Monk in Outer Space
Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu

Donna O., Reference and Tech Services

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The Island

by Victoria Hislop
Thursday, February 12, 2009

A book with love affairs, WWII history, secrets, family sagas, and a leper colony off the island of Crete. A little bit of everything in a gripping novel that is hard to put down.

Sue N., Youth Services

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