Nonfiction

John Adams

Friday, May 18, 2018
David McCullough
John Adams

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Flat Broke with Two Goats: a Memoir

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Jennifer McGaha
Flat Broke with Two Goats: a Memoir

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Unified: how our unlikely friendship gives us hope for a divided country

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Trey Gowdy.
Unified: how our unlikely friendship gives us hope for a divided country

Anywhere That Is Wild: John Muir's First Walk to Yosemite

Friday, April 27, 2018
Peter & Donna Thomas

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Educated: A Memoir

Friday, April 27, 2018
Tara Westover
Educated: A Memoir

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Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Forrest Bryant Johnson

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Born to be Wild Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Jess Shatkin
Born to be Wild Why Teens Take Risks
Oh am I in trouble. I have two teenage boys. I was hoping this book would help me help them make good choices as we navigate the teen years.  This is not that book.  This is a fascinating, very detailed explanation of how evolution  is perfectly willing to sacrifice our teens for the betterment of the human species.  I kid you not! When you as "What were you thinking?" ans they answer "I don;t know."  This is really what is going on, the prefrontal cortex was not being utilized.  By design.  The teen age brain is working exactly as it is designed to work.  It does not function the way an adult brain works.  This really is a must read for parents of teens. Check our catalog
 
Cindy A. Circ.

Enlightened Aging

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Eric Larson
Enlightened Aging

I picked up this book mainly because I’m dealing with aging parents.  I found it to be more useful for myself. The authors balance study results with stories to get across the points on how to keep healthy and active as long as possible.  They include how to build reserves to live a long active life.  They also discuss the fact that all of us will eventually reach a point where the body gives out and ways to cope with that condition.  It’s an easy read for a non-fiction book.  A lot of it is common sense but it’s always good for me to have reminders.  I would recommend this book if you’re middle aged or older.  Check our catalog

Laura G., Admin

Parent Talk: How to Talk to Your Children in Language That Builds Self-Esteem and Encourages Responsibility

Friday, January 12, 2018
Chick Moorman
Parent Talk
If I could, I would give this book to every parent, grandparent, coach, teacher and caregiver I know. My favorite passage from the book is “You, the parent, are responsible for the discipline structure within your home. Your language can help children realize the choices and controls they have within that structure. As you continue to use the type of communication described in this book, your children will grow to understand that the choices they make impact what happens to them. They will gradually develop the internal controls necessary for independence and self-responsibility, both of which are ultimate goals of discipline.”
 
I cannot say enough about how helpful this book is. I have changed the language I use with my grandson and IT WORKS! Not only does it work but it also makes me stop to think about what I am going to say instead of reacting. The chapters are short and give practical ideas you can implement immediately.  Check our catalog
 
Sara D., YS

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