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Books in the News - 11/3/13

We Are WaterHere's your weekly scoop on the books featured in the Sunday papers! 

In the St. Paul Pioneer Press Books section:

A Star in the Face of the Sky by David Haynes - Explorations of age, love, and sexuality offer a lesson in forgiveness while a new definition of family is created.

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart and Pamela Mittlefehldt - 20 essays and 80 poems that explore the concept of home.

And in the Star Tribune Books section:

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home edited by Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart and Pamela Mittlefehldt - A compelling, culturally diverse gathering of personal essays and poetry that explores "What, where is our home?"

We Are Water by Wally Lamb - Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1923-1925 edited by Sandra Spanier, Albert J. DeFazio III and Robert W. Trogdon - Note that the library owns both volumes one and two (this is volume two).  Be sure to use Request This Copy Only to get the volume you prefer.

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett - An irresistible blend of literature and memoir, this essay collection is a unique examination of the heart, mind, and soul of one of our most revered and gifted writers.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer - As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science.

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott - A wise and compassionate exploration of how we can make sense of life's chaos.

A note about the Books in the News write-ups:  We always link to the books in our catalog when possible.  If we do not own an item yet, there will not be a link.  However, the book may be in the process of being ordered (such as Stitches by Anne Lamott).  We will try to update links whenever possible!  Some books featured may not be ordered by the library system.  For more info about a particular title, please Ask a Librarian!

Happy reading!


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