Lima Public Library Book Reviews
Three Miles Down: A First Contact Novel in the Stormy 1970s by Harry Turtledove
It’s 1974 and Jerry Stieglitz is a marine biology graduate student at UCLA with a side gig selling short stories to science fiction magazines, weeks away from marrying his longtime fiancée. Then his life is turned upside down by grim-faced men from three-letter agencies who want him to join a top-secret “Azorian Project” in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean – and they really don’t take “no” for granted. answer . Moreover, they offer enough money to solve all his immediate problems.
Smells Like Tween Spirit by Laurie Gelman
Jen finds herself completely immersed in the competition of sports moms. These parents seem perfectly modest until their children start fighting and they become rabid pubescent monsters. Learning to navigate this new world while fielding calls from the principal because of Max’s new misogynistic behavior, Jen prepares for the indignities of college life, along with her loyal spin class attendees and her overbearing granddaughter. of 4 years giving her the strength she must continue.
The Guardian by James Byrne
Desmond Aloysius Limerick (“Dez” to all) is a retired mercenary and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and attending the occasional gig, when the hotel where he is staying falls under the offensive. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors, a major military contractor – in fact, Petra Alexandris is the CEO’s daughter – but their meticulously planned and seamlessly executed plan comes up against the figurative “turnkey hand”. – works, ‘Dez himself.
Prison of Sleep: Book II of the Diaries of Zaxony Delatree by Tim Pratt
Every time Zaxony Delatree falls asleep, he wakes up to a new world. His life turned into an endless series of brief encounters. But at least he and Minna, the only companion who has found a way to travel with him, are no longer pursued by the psychotic and vengeful reader.
The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier by April White
For a woman traveling without her husband in the late 19th century, there was only one reason to take the train to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, one that was sure to elicit disapproval. .
other passengers. On the American border, the new state offered a tantalizing freedom often difficult to obtain elsewhere: divorce.
The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours by Chantel Prat
While other scientists focus on how “the average ‘brain works’,” Prat argues that our obsession with commonalities has slowed our progress toward understanding the very things that make each of us unique and interesting. His cutting-edge research, using cutting-edge technology, reveals the truth: as complicated as it may be, no two brains are the same. And individual differences in brain function are as pervasive as they are fundamental to defining what “normal” looks like.
The Regenerative Garden: 80 Practical Projects to Create a Self-Sustaining Garden Ecosystem by Stephanie Rose
Although the word permaculture may sound intimidating, the principles behind it are not. The primary goal of permaculture is to transform your space into a functioning ecosystem that is less dependent on external resources and better able to sustain itself through many seasons of growth and change, as it is resistant to pests, disease, and climatic extremes. Whatever the size of your space, from a small patio garden to a large backyard, and whether you grow food, flowers, shrubs, trees or a combination of all, The Regenerative Garden has you covered. help become a better, more eco-conscious gardener.
The Storm is Here: An American Melting Pot by Luke Mogelson
This is the definitive eyewitness account of how, during a season of illness, economic uncertainty and violence, large numbers of Americans became convinced of the need to fight the dark forces that were plotting to take their country away from them. It builds month by month, through vivid descriptions of events on the ground, from the start of COVID-19 to the attack on the US Capitol – in which Mogelson followed the crowd into the Senate chamber. – and its consequences.
Free at Last: A Poem from June 16 by Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
On June 19, 1865, news reached the last slaves in Galveston, Texas that they were finally free. Some went to church; others threw a big party. Many left Texas immediately in search of a new future; others stayed in the only home they had ever known. Both choices brought victories and trials. Freedom took different forms for different families over the generations, but one thing was true for everyone: June 19 was a day to remember. Now that Juneteenth is a national holiday in the United States, may it never be forgotten.
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