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Mrs. Buna is a Career Programs coordinator at KSS who loves books, basketball, and her 2 KSS alumni daughters.
Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
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Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
Ms. Terhljan Just read…
Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
is a book detective, a mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy
and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged,
leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three
Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn
into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and
swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious
resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named
after a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris in
pursuit of a sinister and seemingly omniscient killer.
mystery, part puzzle, part witty intertextual game, The Club Dumas is a wholly
original intellectual thriller by the author of The Flanders Panel and The
Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries have won legions of fans for their evocative portraits of Venetian life. "The
Girl of His Dreams" offers a spectacular, heart-wrenching addition to the
Mr. Melle Just read…
Castle by Jeanette Walls. is a memoir.
Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory
look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When
sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's
imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life
fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was
a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the
responsibility of raising a family.The Walls children learned to take care of
themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found
their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless
even as their children prospered.The Glass Castle is truly astonishing — a
memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar, but loyal, family.
Jeannette Walls has a story to tell, and tells it brilliantly, without an ounce
A Long Way
Gone memoir of a boy soldier by Ismael Beah.
estimated that in the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide,
there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of
In A Long
Way Gone, Beah, now in his mid-twenties, tells how, at the age of twelve, he
fled attacking rebels in his homeland of Sierra Leone and wandered a land
rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the
government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of
truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real
literary force and heartbreaking honesty.
Mr. Smith Just read…
Door : by Ted Kerasote: is a wonderful read that is centered around the
new relationship of a man and a stray dog who
befriends him. The man's life is changed! Patrick Lawlor delivers an
animated performance, both literally and figuratively. His portrayal of Merle's
enthusiasm and loyalty is so endearing. The book has a genuine anthropomorphism
while the author tries to illuminate Merle's expressions and behaviors a true
dog lover cannot help but indentify. I have not been able to grant the
freedom that Kerasote lent Merle, but nevertheless, he made me think hard about
my love for the dog in my life- a pup chocolate lab.
Also read: The Philosopher's dog / Raimond
Gaita and The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein: Watch review…
Mrs. A. Holmwood is reading,
Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
A New York
Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating,
this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly
simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table
each of the food chains that sustain us—whether industrial or organic,
alternative or processed—he develops a portrait of the American way of eating.
The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have
shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have
for the health of our species and the future of our planet.
should we have for dinner?" asks Pollan in the opening of this unique
history of four meals–from McDonald's fare to personally hunted wild pig.
Award-winning narrator Scott Brick–truly one of the best in the
business–takes the listener on a mesmerizing adventure to find some answers.
The investigation could have bogged down in Pollan's exhaustive details, but
Brick captures each experience with a tempo and emotional coloring all its own.
From the comedy of gobbling Chicken McNuggets while speeding down a highway to
the deliberately paced tension of stalking and killing a wild pig, Brick gives
each story a distinctive voice–and taste."
Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Wrath by John Steinbach