005: In the Time of Butterflies and Read Across Lawrence

Four vastly different sisters take on one seemingly omnipresent dictator. Listen up as we discuss this year's Read Across Lawrence book, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  Two Book Minimum: In The Woods by Tana French Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward  | Coming soon to LPL The Color Purple by Alice Walker Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to…
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004: Destiny of the Republic + End-of-Year lists

To be quite honest, neither of us thought we'd care about James Garfield as much as we now do. Thanks, Candice Millard!  Two Book Minimum: Oreo by Fran Ross Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays By Women by Marcia Aldrich (editor, contributor) Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals And Everyday Hurts by Harriet Lerner (coming to Lawrence Public Library in 2017) Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide…
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003: Being Mortal & Winter Reading

Two Book Minimum: The Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Game of Crows by Christopher Anderson Links: Lawrence Public Library| Amazon She Said / She Said: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Available from Lawrence Public Library | Amazon.com In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of…
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Book Squad Podcast: 001 (Are You There God? It’s Me, the Pilot!) and 002 Year of Wonders

The Book Squad Podcast a collaboration with AudioReader. Episode 1: Pilot! Two Book Minimum: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough - Available Jan 2017 | Amazon (pre-order)   The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward - ​Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton - Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Cailtin Doughty - Links: Lawrence Public Library | Amazon She Said / She Said: Kate and Polli talk about Are You There God…
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Salvage the Bones Ten Years after Katrina

You’re fifteen. You’re smart. You’re poor, black, pregnant, in love, and Daddy says there’s a hurricane coming. Esch lives in Bois Sauvage, a dilapidated town on the Mississippi bayou, and she’s the powerful protagonist in Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Salvage the Bones. Esch’s mama is dead, and she lives with her drunken daddy and three brothers who are…
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One Tough Cookie: Fran Ross’s Oreo Written Decades Before Its Time

There are a handful of books I have re-read several times because I found some deep, emotional connection with the characters, and each read is like a conversation with a dear old friend. (I have a dear new friend who revisits To Kill a Mockingbird every year for similar reasons and to see how his opinions on the text…
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