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Everything is bad. Everyone is out to get you. And the world as you know it is ending soon. If you follow the news, that's the narrative anyway.
At Eisenhower, our hearts go out to the innocent people who are directly and indirectly affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including those in our community who may have family or friends in the region.
You don't need to be a history buff to get wrapped up in this historical thriller. After the success of The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and John Mensch team up for a second time to uncover the little-known, failed first plot to assassinate Lincoln.
James Nestor, a journalist who has written for The Atlantic and The New York Times, posits that we, as a species, lost our ability to breathe correctly.
Pippa Fitz-Amobbi is a highly precocious and dedicated teenager who chooses to solve a murder as her senior capstone project. The town put the case to bed five years earlier when their chief suspect, the victim's boyfriend, committed suicide.
Halfway through The Uninhabitable Earth, David Wallace-Wells writes “If you have made it this far, you are a brave reader.” There is enough information on every page to produce a week-long panic attack.
In 2017 a small team of people caused more than $10 billion in damages, crippled multinational companies, stranded more than 800 seafaring vessels carrying tens of millions of tons of cargo. That team, based in Russia, had stolen hacking tools from the NSA and was wreaking havoc on the world.
In Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life Klinenberg highlights problems in our communities and offers real world examples of how others are combating those problems.
I loved the stories in this book. They are real, strange, and completely earthy. Each story is a perfect mixture of this world and ‘the other’, ‘the other’ being different in each case.
Fans of Killers of the Flower Moon and In Cold Blood will like Say Nothing.
I was excited to see a new book by Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The Painter, and The Whale Warriors. Heller is an adventure writer. His books all feature wilderness and conquering, or better, interacting with nature. In The River two college friends plan a leisurely canoe trip north to Hudson Bay. Things don't go as planned.
Howl Mountain, North Carolina is a place where people are "born hard." Rory Docherty returns there after a tour in the Korean War and takes up as a whiskey runner.
Global warming has changed the face of the planet. America is ripping itself apart in its second civil war.
In the early 20th century, thanks to the oil discovered on their land, members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma were the richest people, per capita, on the planet.
If you were trying to find a book written by someone living in a yurt I’ve found one for you.
Jane Wheel knows she’s good at finding antiques, but she had no idea she’d be so good at finding dead bodies.
Do you know someone lacking empathy? Think that they can't change? A new study offers hope for grinches and grumps. Researchers from the University of Toronto suggest that reading fiction can make people more empathetic. The authors of the study wrote that literature can enhance a reader's empathy, or ability to understand someone else's point-of-view.
Browsing shelves in the library provides a serendipitous pleasure that browsing the Amazon Marketplace never will.
Here are some spooky reads to get you in the Halloween spirit.
The author of the self-published picture book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep promises that it will put your children to sleep, and many tired parents are willing to try anything.