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What is the Bookshare team reading?

What is the Bookshare team reading? For fun, we recently asked them, thinking our friends and followers might be interested and find a new idea or two. While selecting a new book, try adding them to your Bookshelf and opening one and reading it with the Bookshare Web Reader. They are easy to use! Read about the new tools.

Fiction Picks:

The Racketeer, by John Grisham. His latest title. Given the importance of their role, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered.

Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. A current best seller about global warming set in the Appalachian mountains. A great read! You won’t be able to put it down.

Rules of Deception, by Christopher Reich. A spy thriller. August 2008 Buzz Book Doctor Jonathan Ransom thought he knew everything about his wife Emma until she was killed in a tragic skiing accident in the Swiss Alps.

A Memory of Light, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. The 14th and last book in the Wheel of Time series. Jordan started the series in 1990, but after he died in 2007, Sanderson finished the series.

The Passage, by Justin Cronin. The story of Amy–abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions.

A Cupboard Full of Coats, by Yvette Edwards. Plagued by guilt, paralyzed by shame, Jinx has spent the years since her mother’s death alone, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a childhood home filled with fierce and violent memories.

NW, by Zadie Smith. This is the story of the northwest corner of a city. Here you’ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between.

Nonfiction Picks:

The Sorcerer’s Apprentices, by Lisa Abend. What goes on behind the scenes at elBulli, where chef Ferran Adrià’s remarkable cuisine comes to life? It’s a really fun read for anyone interested in food or cooking.

The Mind’s Eye, by Oliver Sacks.  Great book on neurological dysfunction and the brain’s compensation systems. The book tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight.

Conversations with Myself, by Nelson Mandela.   Nelson Mandela has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meacham. In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author vividly brings to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie. On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

Until Tuesday, by Luis Carlos Montalván. About service dogs for returning vets. “We aren’t just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers.”

Visiting Tom, by Michael Perry. What can we learn about life, love, and artillery from an eighty-two-year-old man whose favorite hobby is firing his homemade cannons? Visit by visit—often with his young daughters in tow—author Michael Perry is about to find out. Memoir. This team member also recommended Population: 485, by the same author.

True Compass, Ted Kennedy’s autobiography. In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Kennedy speaks with unprecedented candor about his extraordinary life.

The Best Advice I Ever Got, compiled and edited by Katie Couric. A collection of wisdom and stories from a wide variety of very interesting people. “I particularly enjoyed learning about Suze Orman’s rise to financial advisor stardom from her starting point as a college dropout waitress, about Jay Leno’s wise and insightful teacher who encouraged his comic storytelling rather than quenching it (he has dyslexia and wasn’t a great student), and about how the author of The Help received 65 rejections before she found someone to publish her book.”

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