Exhibits

NONFIC: The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planets Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson

January: NonFiction Pick This is a wonderful book about seabirds.  It includes recent scientific discoveries,  but the general attitude is awe rather than reason.  Separate chapters cover Fulmars, Kittiwakes, Gulls, Cormorants ,Shearwaters, Gannets,  the Great Auk and Razorbills, and the

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NONFIC: Fascism: A Warning by Madeline Albright

January: NonFiction Pick A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.

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NONFIC: Library Book by Susan Orlean

January: NonFiction Pick Susan Orlean is a highly readable nonfiction writer.  You may have read her book The Orchid Thief. This one is also eminently readable.  It tells the tale of a serious fire at the Los Angeles Central  Library

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NONFIC: The Art of Reading: An Illustrated History of Books in Paint by Jamie Camplin

January: NonFiction Pick If you like reading books and looking at art,you will enjoy this beautifully illustrated book which explores the relationship between books, the artist and Western painting from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries. This book appraises works by

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FIC: Mercy Seat by Elizabeth Winthrop

January: NonFiction Pick A young black man is accused of rape and is sentenced to the electric chair. As various members of the township consider and reflect on what Willie’s execution means, an intricately layered and complex portrait of a

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