Books @ Noon August 2022 Picks

Created on August 2, 2022, 2:52 pm

Last Updated August 3, 2022, 9:35 am

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Mary enjoyed this fast paced read about the pandemic and we talked a little bit about the statistics in this being accessible and easy to understand.
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Rad is back! He read this book that contains essays about different examples of colonialism throughout the world: from the Banda Islands to Cuba, to the United States.
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Mike finished this one and enjoys Larson's work because he writes fiction that reads like a novel.
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Mike mentioned wanting to check out this book next. I think there may be a more recent edition with frontmatter by Mr. Larson.
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Mike mentioned having read the sequel to this book. If you want to read more about the blue people, you can google "Blue Fugates." The WPA Pack Horse Library Project is a significant part of the story as well. I've also linked the sequel AND another book about the Pack Horse Library Project (but not Blue Fugates) next!
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The sequel Mike read recently
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Another novel about the Pack Horse Librarian Project
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Mary shared this book about Alexander Dumas' father. It sounds like a fascinating story!
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Carolyn shared a different play of Martin McDonagh: "Hangmen." Since we don't own that one, I'm sharing this compilation of three of his plays instead.
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Bill shared this book. He found it "entertaining and strange" but thought it might be a little bit too long.
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Wendy declared this to be a great summer read with a satisfying ending.
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Bonnie shared this book of paintings by Hung Liu and explained how she came to be interested in her work specifically.
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Kristin shared this novelized reimagining of Joan of Arc's life, setting the religious visions aside and presenting instead an incredibly competent soldier who couldn't be accepted by the world in which she lived without the origin story we all know.
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Claudia thought this book might work better had she not seen the movie first
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Mary mentioned this book to me as we are leaving as a really interesting book to read for bookish folks (like librarians ;) )
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