Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies by Jared Diamond — Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this brilliant work answers the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. The people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. Join us Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 AM.
...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):
Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Station Eleven is the story of the Traveling Symphony, a troupe of Shakespearean actors and orchestral musicians traveling the shores of the Great Lakes in a post-apocalyptic Michigan. Striving to maintain their humanity in the altered landscape of a world where 99% of the population has been wiped out by a flu pandemic, the Traveling Symphony operates under one credo: “Survival is insufficient.”
If you love TV series like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, you'll enjoy these re-tellings of classic fairytales.
Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules.
Charlie Glass's slippers: a very modern fairy tale by Holly McQueen — In this delightful spin on Cinderella , Charlie Glass inherits her father's shoe empire and snatches up a drop-dead-gorgeous, multi-millionaire Prince Charming. But is he truly the key to her happily ever after?
Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer -- Publication scheduled for August 11, 2015
Amphitrite the bubbly by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams-- Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015
Auggie & me: three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks- A-Lot: the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey— Publication scheduled for August 25, 2015