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Q&A | August 19, 2014

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

JLS, July 7, 2014

This book was a delight. It brought back memories of the bit of rowing I experienced in college, realistically described the challenges of life in the '30's for students who had little to no money, and described a very real sense of what it is actually like, training in a crew shell on a lake. I loved the way Brown described how it can be when "the boat" "swings." What an amazing high feeling! The excitement and stresses of the Berlin Olympics were also brought to life from the personal point of view of "the boys," and the author's historical research brought a broader world view to this very personal story. These "boys" and their coaches are actual American heroes I had never know about before! Wonderful book!
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The Deep Beyond: Cuckoo's Egg--Serpent's Reach (Daw Science Fiction) by C. J. Cherryh
The Deep Beyond: Cuckoo's Egg--Serpent's Reach (Daw Science Fiction)

JLS, April 22, 2014

Cuckoo's Egg is one of my all time favorites. Cherryh's amazing ability to present an "alien" culture from a very personal viewpoint engages the reader's empathy very quickly, and the discovery of what and who the cuckoo's egg is is striking and invites the reader even more deeply into the challenges the "alien" culture faces. A story of intelligent choice and sacrifice in order to gain the greater good for all, well presented, and heartwarming, to boot.
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House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest by Craig Childs
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest

JLS, January 31, 2013

I thought this was an excellent summary of over a hundred years of research and study regarding the peoples who lived in the Four Corners area of the Southwestern USA. The author combined personal experience and hands-on work with interviews with multiple authorities, native peoples, and people who provide the labor to do salvage work before new buildings go up. It was up close, personal, relevant, and informative.
Well done!!
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Calico Joe by John Grisham
Calico Joe

JLS, September 24, 2012

I just happened to see "Calico Joe" on the New Book shelf in the library. It was quite a surprise. It's not like most of Grisham's other books, but extremely well written, with a great depth of feeling. Not knowing a lot about baseball, I learned some things about attitudes and behaviors of the players that I'd never been aware of before. And it put me in touch with the passion of young folks who have a sportsperson they want to emulate, as well as the strength and pervasiveness of the deep feelings between fathers and sons who don't see eye to eye.
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Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande
Across a Hundred Mountains

JLS, January 1, 2012

I commented earlier, but as I think back over this last year of reading, I think this one brings a great deal of understanding to the situation of undocumented immigrants and would-be immigrants to the USA. It also touched my heart.
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