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Perryville Branch


Matchless : a western story

Posted November 6, 2014

Sometimes you run across a good book in places you wouldn't normally look; in my case, I found it in the Western section: Matchless by award-winning author Jane Candia Coleman.
The story starts out in Maine in 1855, where a young, rather sickly Augus…

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The Rosie Project

Posted July 29, 2014

Genetics professor Don Tillman's life is highly regimented; he prefers it that way. His weekly schedule is timed down to the minute, and if one thing changes, everything else has to be recalculated. He has even instituted the Standardized Meal Syste…

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The intouchables

Posted January 3, 2014

I'm a big fan of foreign films, and recently I stumbled upon the gem The Intouchables. In this French movie, Driss, an African-American from the poor side of town, applies for a job as a live-in aide to Phillippe, an aristocrat who was left a quadrip…

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The possibility dogs : what a handful of "unadoptables" taught me about service, hope, and healing

Posted December 11, 2013

I find the most interesting books when I'm shelving our new nonfiction....

This honest, beautifully-written book gives us insight into the world of service dogs and their trainers. The author, Suzanne Charleson, a canine search-and-rescue trainer an…

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Lost cat : a true story of love, desperation, and GPS technology

Posted October 4, 2013

When I was shelving our newer nonfiction the other day, Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology by Caroline Paul caught my eye. It's a smaller-sized hardback, with lots of wonderful illustrations by Caroline's partner, Wendy M…

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