Exhibits

NONFIC: How to Meditate: a Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chodron

September: NonFiction Pick   Pema Chodrum is an American Buddhist, in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  She speaks with humor and gentleness, in a contemporary voice.  This book is written in short chapters.  It hasseveral chapters on emotions, which I found

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NONFIC: I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet

September: NonFiction Pick Washington Post reporter, Souad Mekhannet has written a fascinating memoir .  Born in Moracco and raised in Germany, she has had to balance the two sides of her upbringing and has sought to provide a mediating voice

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FIC: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford

September: Fiction Pick   A novel set in the winter of 1746, when NYC was a small colonial town.  It is written in an antique style, like an 18th century novel.  It has a strong plot, with lots of action

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FIC: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

September: Fiction Pick A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends

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J NONFIC: Boy by Roald Dahl

September: YA/J NonFiction Pick Since we are celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday this month check out his autobiography, it is a great read sure to be enjoyed by any Dahl fan. – Robin Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie

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