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Sharon Strugis
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ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco. Two award winning journalists set out to examine the destruction caused by unregulated marketplaces, and the impact on the earth, environment, and human existence. Starting in the western plains where Native Americans were sacrificed for land and empire, to the modern downward spiral in America’s produce fields, the authors provide a glimpse into the coming catastrophe.
“America Again” by Stephen Colbert. Humorist Stephen Colbert is here to single-bookedly pull this country back from the brink of wherever Colbert thinks we are heading. He definitely gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on the right track it’s already on!
“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson. When the author was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her unbalanced father and a childhood of wearing homemade winter shoes. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange spiral that is her life. This is a poignant, darkly hysterical book, impossible to hold back once you get started.
“Voyagers of the Titanic” by Richard Davenport-Hines. This extraordinary book focuses on the stories of the men, women, and children whose lives intersected on the Titanic’s fateful last day, covering the full range of first, second, and third class. From the plutocrats and captains of industry to the cobblers and tailors looking for a better life in America, here are their fascinating lives and untimely deaths.
“Prague Winter” by Madeleine Albright. Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, The near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright’s experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history.
“Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. The author, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is one of our most profound thinkers. In this highly anticipated work, Kahneman takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think, revealing where we can and cannot trust our intuitions, and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.