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This guide provides reading suggestions as well as opportunity for discussion of selected novels.
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Book of the month for September

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin
Call Number: Lease - Fiction ZEV
ISBN: 1616203218
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession--a rare edition of Poe poems--has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.

 

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    New Non-Fiction

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    One Mind - M.D., Larry Dossey
    Call Number: BF1031 D67 2013
    ISBN: 9781401943158
    Publication Date: 2013-10-01
    Imagine a united consciousness, an awareness of which all of our minds are a part . . . and a potential way out of the division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world. In the 20th century, we were introduced to several subdivisions of the mind: the conscious, unconscious, subconscious, preconscious, and so on. But what we didn't know was that there was another level of consciousness, an all-encompassing, infinite dimension of shared intelligence: the One Mind. This universal consciousness connects all of us through space and time. Even now, as you read these words, you are participating in the One Mind. Emerging studies have shown that the One Mind isn't just an idea; it's a reality. In this book, Larry Dossey shares compelling research that supports the One Mind concept.

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    What You're Really Meant to Do - Robert Steven Kaplan
    Call Number: HF5381 K363 2013
    ISBN: 9781422189900
    Publication Date: 2013-05-07
    Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? The truth is, it can seem so natural and so much easier to just do what everyone else is doing—for now—leaving it for later to develop our best selves and figure out our own unique path. Is there a road map that will enable you to defy conventional wisdom, resist peer pressure, and carve out a path that fits your unique skills and passions?

     

    Quote of the day

     

    People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

    SMITH, Logan Pearsall (1865–1946)

     

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