Book Sale in On!!

Day 2 of the Nichols Summer is not daunted by drizzle! Sale is going on inside the library! Here til 1pm!

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Pressing matter

From the book jacket; “from FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes Unfreedom of the Press, a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession that has squandered the faith and trust of the American public through its own abandonment of reportorial integrity and objective journalism”.

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Power Failure

Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham is a “masterful nonfiction thriller” that delivers a blow-by-blow account of worst nuclear disaster of the nuclear era. He also takes us through the causes and consequences. A worthy substitute for those who cant see the impressive HBO series on the disaster. “Station Blackout” by Charles Castro does the same job for the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan

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Conundrums

The Rationing by Charles Wheelan is a satire about a  puzzling pathogen becomes a crisis when the antidote becomes a subject scheming suppliers and political football. It’s kind of like “Outbreak meets Wag the Dog (Kirkus Reviews).”  The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung is a drama about a women whose efforts to resolve a complex mathematical hypothesis lead her instead into  her troubled family history. 

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Good Deeds Gone Wrong

The consequences of misguided good dominate this week’s thrillers. In A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais, Joe Pike tries to rescue a kidnapped woman named Izzy, a deed that him in the middle of a twisted feud (take a load off, Izzy?).  One Good Deed by David Baldacci finds new character Archer in a similar circumstance, when he agrees to collect a deb (take a load for free).  And in Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, a woman ‘s seemingly idyllic job as a nanny in the skittish highlands turns into a nightmare (put the load right on me).

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Get the popcorn ready!

New DVDs include The Souvenir (Tilda Swinton), a drama about a student who begins a relationship with a charismatic but dangerous man. Tolkein digs into the early life of the LOTR orpaned author, who found companionship, love and inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. Suspense vehicles The Intruder and In The Curse of La Llorona, a social worker confronts a spirit who haunts children. In The Intruder, new homeowners deal with an invasive landlord. The Son, based on an acclaimed novel by Philipp Meyer, is the first season of a family epic set in West Texas. Orange is the New Black Six deals with the aftermath of the Litchfield prison revolt. Amazing Grace captures a performance of Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers. Dig in!

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On the Light Side

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson and The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion are sweet (sometimes bittersweet) stories about fresh starts and second chances. In Evvie Drake, a widow and a ball player with the yips strike up an unlikely friendship. The same goes for the museum curator and the farmer’s wife in Meet Me. And in Result, Don Tillman’s oddball marriage faces a new challenged when son Hudson struggles at school.

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