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What We're Reading: November, 2014

An event in autumn by Henning Mankell ; translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson.  Fans of Mankell's Swedish detective, Kurt Wallander, will enjoy this story set just before Wallander's final case. 

The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession by Dana Goldstein.  Everyone has an opinion about America's public schools and the responsibility of its' teachers. Would you be surprised to learn teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries?

A share in death by Deborah Crombie. This is the first in Crombie's long running Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series.  It's been on my To Read list for awhile and I thought it's time had come. Nominated for an Agatha Award.

The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.  Seen the movie?  Read the book and join in the discussion on Saturday, November 15 in Canton Public Library's Community Room. 

Speed limits: where time went and why we have so little left by Mark C. Taylor.  The very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we move the more we seem to fall behind.  Why?  Is it inevitable? Taylor doesn't think so.

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