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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
4.09
really liked it
Hit the nail on the head. - Tamara, Computer Services

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Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean
3.67
really liked it
This graphic novel biography gave me chills - Becky, Teen Librarian

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Jan 27, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
 
It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw
4.10
it was amazing
A fascinating story. - Robin, Youth Services

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Oct 02, 2015
Oct 02, 2015
 
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
4.04
liked it
Nice doggy book. - Ellyn, Outreach Services

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Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
 
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
4.17
really liked it
Pair with some other fine biographies of ladies doing their thing. - Becky, Youth Services

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Oct 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
 
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
4.24
it was amazing
Practically perfect in every way. - Tamara, Computer Services

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Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
 
Bossypants
3.94
it was amazing
"She is one funny lady!" - Marie, Outreach Associate

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May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011
 
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
4.22
it was amazing
My favorite book so far this year. - Allison, Adult Services

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Mar 04, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
 
How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY
4.11
really liked it
Charming and comforting. - Tamara, Computer Services

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Apr 08, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
Jim Henson: The Biography
3.96
it was amazing
LOVED this book!!! - Marie, Outreach Services

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Jan 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
 
Me...Jane
4.13
it was amazing
"Wow. The pictures of Jane Goodall as a child holding her stuffed chimpanzee toy blew me away." Robin, Youth Librarian

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Jun 03, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
4.05
it was amazing
Great picture book biography about a woman, pretending to be a man, who then becomes a spy. - Marisa, Youth Services Librarian

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Dec 29, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
4.14
really liked it
I'd never stopped to wonder how the Macy's parade balloons came to be, but this book tells you how! - Becky, Youth Services

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Feb 17, 2012
Feb 17, 2012
 
The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
3.74
liked it
Very interesting story, and I enjoyed learning more about Logue's life than was presented in the film. - Mandy, Adult Librarian

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Mar 02, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
4.11
really liked it
I, too, remember the mind-blowing moment of learning that the sun was a star like the other tiny stars. - Becky, Youth Services

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Nov 28, 2014
Nov 28, 2014
 
Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave: Observations, Rants, and Other Uplifting Thoughts About Life
3.58
liked it
I love that the reader gets an insider’s point of view into the upper class society. - Kaya, Adult Services

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Sep 29, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
 
Heart in the Right Place
3.82
it was amazing
This book caught me by surprise. It was a book club selection, and I loved it. - Nieca, Adult Services

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Dec 05, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
 
The Argonauts
3.99
really liked it
One of the most honest memoirs I've ever read. Highly recommended. - Allison, Adult Services

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Aug 23, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
 
The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
3.84
really liked it
Interesting reading about Pat Conroy's life and when he wrote his books. - Ellyn, Outreach Services

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Feb 07, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
My Life on the Road
4.07
really liked it
Probably one of the coolest ladies ever. - Allison, Adult Services

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Jan 29, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
 
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
4.08
it was amazing
So much love for Maira Kalman's techicolor illustrations and particularly human details plucked out of history. - Becky, Youth Services

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Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
 
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
3.83
it was amazing
"Raw and honest. I already loved her work but I respect her so much more for telling her story." Mandy, Adult Services Librarian

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Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
 
It Chooses You
3.87
it was amazing
I'm glad I picked it up, because what it said about the creative process, the distraction/isolation of the internet, and the pursuit of couplehood and ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
 
All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane
3.62
really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable trip along with an English professor as she takes Jane Austen to Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Argentina. - R ...more
May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
 
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
4.08
it was amazing
"Pair this with Me, Jane for young readers. Love the story of the robin building a nest in her bookcase." - Robin, Youth Services Librarian

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Jul 22, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
 
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels
3.80
really liked it
I've been watching Ree for quite a while now (pioneer woman on food network), and this just makes me love her and her family more. - Jessica, Adult Se ...more
May 08, 2013
May 08, 2013
 
Dear Mr. You
3.80
really liked it
Not a straightforward memoir, and all the better for it. Much more poetic and philosophical than I expected. I'm eagerly awaiting a follow-up: Dear Ms ...more
Nov 07, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
 
Queen of the Falls
3.86
really liked it
The story of Annie Taylor, first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel . . . and survive. Much surprised me about this story -- she was 62 at th ...more
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
Orani: My Father's Village
3.85
really liked it
I'm not an immigrant myself, but I think this picture-book memoir captures perfectly a child's experience visiting the Old World where her father grew ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
 
Not My Father's Son
3.99
it was amazing
His retelling of childhood with his abusive father and the ways in which his family struggled to survive and find peace was so very relatable to me, a ...more
May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016
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