Connect Your Summer

Enjoy these short but fascinating biographies which come in under 200 pages.

Bestselling author Anna Quindlen writes about her life and the lives of women today, looking back and ahead-- and celebrating it all-- as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all that stuff in our closets, and more.

Elvis Presley by Bobbie Ann Mason

When an English lord is captured by a Sioux Indian tribe, he is given to the chief's aging mother as a servant. Gradually, he embraces the tribe's way of life and falls in love with the chief's sister. But before he can be accepted with honor as an equal within the tribe, he must endure the Sun Vow.

Escaping bank robbers kidnap a vactioning family, rafting down scenic whitewater rivers. The mother struggles to comply while looking for a way out..

A brilliant inventor leads his devoted wife and four children into the remote jungles of Central America to carve out a new society, but instead faces the ultimate test of survival. Based on the  novel by Paul Theroux.

While Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, Charlie Brown aims to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away.

In the world behind our closet doors monsters are lurking to collect the energy of our screams. At Monsters, Inc., James P. Sullivan (Sully) is the top scream-generator with his partner Mike Wazowski. But, there's still a scream shortage in the monster world. One night, Sully and Mike accidentally let a human girl through her closet door into Monstropolis, and pandemonium ensues.

Birds of Detroit by Chris Fisher

Organized by family, an illustrated guide to Michigan fishes includes facts on range, preferred habitat, and migrations..

In the mid 1800s an ex-soldier decides that he would rather live alone as a mountain man in Colorado than deal with society's constraints.After a series of setbacks he meets grizzled mountain veteran Bear Claws who teaches him how to survive.

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

An orphaned bear cub and a wounded giant grizzly befriend each other and begin a desperate quest to escape from their most feared enemy, man.

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