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Truth and Beauty: a Friendship

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Patchett, Ann(2004)Recently Added Review
Truth and Beauty: a Friendship

This reflective memoir details the close friendship of writers Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy. Patchett recounts their meeting in grade school through their career successes and failures, to the end of Grealy`s life. It is a celebration of Lucy Grealy, introducing the reader to her struggles with Ewing`s sarcoma, to her intimate and chaotic tendencies and the life of writers. The tales are exciting, funny, exasperating, and tragic---tugging at all emotions. For any fans of Ann Patchett or Lucy Grealy, this memoir offers intimate insight into their lives as authors, but also as humans and friends. Apart from its autobiographical nature, Patchett weaves a tale of at times painful truth to demonstrate the beauty of the power of friendship.

Reviewed by Erica P., Plaza Midwood Branch

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Abroad at Home: the 600 best international travel experiences in North America

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Abroad at Home: the 600 best international travel experiences in North America

Looking to travel around the world without the hassle of flying internationally? Look no further than this book. With many colorful and captivating images, you’ll experience the various foods, festivals, and culturally-rich neighborhoods that can be found right here in North America. Leave your passport at home and plan your next global getaway to celebrate Icelandic Day in Utah, visit a Czech village in Iowa, join an African safari in Texas or see the largest Islamic mosque in America in Michigan. Includes “best of” categories, city profiles and an index that you can search by ethnicity to help in choosing your next local international destination. This is the perfect way to travel the world without leaving your home.

Reviewed by Jori F., Steele Creek Branch

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Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

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Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

Ben Hewitt and his family live on a 40 acre farm in Vermont where they live a self-sustaining lifestyle and “unschool” their two boys. Basically, Hewitt’s boys learn whatever they are interested in learning – they have no curriculum to follow, no tests to take, and no homework to turn in and be graded. While this is certainly unconventional, Hewitt has seen that with his children their capacity to learn new skills and focus on what they are interested in is much greater outside the constraints of traditional education. Hewitt reiterates that he is not advocating that his choices are right for everyone, but he makes an undeniable point that there is more to education than inside a classroom.

Reviewed by Jessica B., Mint Hill Branch

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The World According to Bob

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Bowen, James(2014)Recently Added Review
The World According to Bob

We first meet James Bowen and his cat in A Street Cat Named Bob, and The World According to Bob picks up where they left off at the end of the first book. James and Bob are still hanging out together and selling magazines to make ends meet. When a local newspaper wants to run a story about James and Bob, he agrees not thinking much of it. But, soon James is offered a book deal. When the book comes out James runs into a bit of bad luck with his job, but at the first book signing he quickly realizes how much his life is about to change. A great follow up book with the further adventures of James and Bob.

Reviewed by Jessica B., Mint Hill Branch

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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

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50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany

Gil and Eleanor Kraus were a Jewish American couple living in the Philadelphia area in early 1939. When they began hearing about the persecution of European Jews they felt compelled to do something to help. Working with the Jewish community organization Brith Sholom, Gil and Eleanor traveled into Nazi German to rescue 50 Jewish children. They raised money, fought ridiculous red tape, and put their own safety at risk to do this unbelievable feat. While researching this book the author was able to find information about 37 of the 50 rescued children. Amazingly, most of those 37 were reunited with their families within a few years. This is an incredible story of one couple’s selfless act of compassion and courage.

Reviewed by Jessica B., Mint Hill Branch

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