The story sisters by Alice Hoffman
Grace (eventually): thoughts on faith by Anne Lamott
Good things I wish you: a novel by A. Manette Ansay
The pull of the moon by Elizabeth Berg
A week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers [Large print] by Henry David Thoreau
A cold day in paradise by Steve Hamilton
The other woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
This month in history Benedict Arnold was executed, Marilyn Monroe was born, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released, WWII Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, and the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.
The real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy
The making of Some like it hot: my memories of Marilyn Monroe and the classic American movie by Tony Curtis with Mark A. Vieira
D-day: the battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [sound recording] by The Beatles
Enlightening the world: the creation of the Statue of Liberty by Yasmin Sabina Khan
Alice Springs by Nikki Gemmell
My lie: a true story of false memory by Meredith Maran
Oleander girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The sentimentalists: a novel by Johanna Skibsrud
The reading promise: my father and the books we shared by Alice Ozma ; foreword by Jim Brozina
The school of essential ingredients [sound recording] by Erica Bauermeister
The blue room [sound recording] by Madeleine Peyroux
The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Fatherhood: and other stories by Thomas H. Cook
On Thursday, August 8 at noon, we will be discussing:
Lots of candles, plenty of cake by Anna Quindlen — From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, Quindlen uses the events of her own life to illuminate our own in this humorous memoir. Along with the downsides of age, she says, can come wisdom, a perspective on life that makes it satisfying and even joyful. Candid, funny, moving, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen's status as America's laureate of real life.
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy meets July 25
Case histories: a novel by Kate Atkinson meets August 22
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard meets September 26
Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser meets October 24
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain meets November 21
Two days have been set aside to honor the memory of those who have served America in the armed forces:
The resources below are a good way to learn about our nation's armed conflicts and honor the memory of those who served to protect our nation.
America's first woman warrior: the courage of Deborah Sampson by Lucy Freeman and Alma Halbert Bond — The biography of the only woman soldier to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Good to great [kit]: why some companies make the leap— and others don't by Jim Collins — Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. The research team then contrasted these good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness — why some companies make the leap and others don't. The findings may surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.
Will we ever be able to travel through time to different eras? These books tackle tough questions about "life, the universe, and everything."
Breaking the time barrier: the race to build the first time machine by Jenny Randles
Chronos: how time shapes our universe by Etienne Klein ; translated by Glenn Burney
How it began: a time-traveler's guide to the universe by Chris Impey
How to build a time machine by Paul Davies
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, September 26 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candace Millard. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
River of doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey by Candice Millard. The River of Doubt--it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. This is the true story of his journey.
George Washington, spymaster: how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Cheryl Harness
The worst of friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the true story of an American feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain ; illustrations by Larry Day
Marooned: the strange but true adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
Lincoln's grave robbers by Steve Sheinkin
One dead spy: the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spy by [text and illustrations], Nathan Hale
The shared wisdom of mothers and daughters: the timelessness of simple truths by Alexandra Stoddard
The legacy: Honor Flight Michigan by Timothy W. Downey ; with Melissa Downey, Catherine Kavanaugh, Gabe Downey
Celebrations: rituals of peace and prayer by Maya Angelou
Live by night by Dennis Lehane
The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society [sound recording] by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The lost art of mixing by Erica Bauermeister
Peyton Place [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; Jerry Wald's production
A wrinkle in time: the graphic novel by [Madeleine L'Engle] ; adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson ; [colored by Jenn Manley Lee]
Every man in this village is a liar [Large print]: an education in war by Megan K. Stack
The American Revolution [Large print]: a history by Gordon S. Wood
Victory at Yorktown [Large print]: the campaign that won the Revolution by Richard M. Ketchum
The zookeeper's wife [Large print]: a war story by Diane Ackerman
Behind the beautiful forevers [kit] by Katherine Boo — In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.