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The Long Goodbye

by Patti Davis
Monday, April 14, 2008

Okay, I admit it. I picked up this book because of the beautiful photo on the cover of Ronald Reagan riding a horse. But I remembered reading some of Patti Davis' articles about her father in a magazine and that I liked her writing style. I wasn't disappointed. If you have ever been estranged from a family member, suffered the loss of a parent, or are caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, I think you would find this book comforting.
 
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

One of those books on CD where I found myself wanting to drive for the sole purpose of listening! You know, where you sit in the garage for as long as you can get away with. Plus, I found myself telling everyone – adults and kids- how much I was enjoying the story. The back of the book on CD summed it up nicely…

“Twelve-year-old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head. It’s an unfamiliar house- Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle and three cousins- so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the...

End of the Spear

by Steve Saint
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Steve Saint was 5 years old when his father was killed by a tribe of warriors in Ecuador. Eventually Steve came to know them - even the very ones who had driven spears into his father's body. He and his family left their comfortable life in the U.S. and lived with the Waodani people in the jungle. It is an adventure full of challenges, losses and rewards. He had spoken all over the world about his experience and a motion picture has been made about this true story. It is quite an eye-opener into another culture and way of life. The library owns...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Oddly enough, I picked upHow to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci: Seven Steps to Genius Everyday by Michael Gelbbecause it was referenced in an article I read in the paper about creatively budgeting money.The author of the article said that after years of...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Perfect Snowman by Preston McDaniels

This wonderfully written and illustrated picture book tells a great story about a...

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