Non-Fiction


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Three years ago, I reviewed a book by Lisa Whelchel called Friendship for Grown-ups: What I Missed & Learned Along the Way. Lisa talked about how she was on this show that was all about the strength and support that comes from having close female relationships, yet she was all alone.  Lisa’s words spoke […]

Friendship for Grown-ups: A Look Back


What to Read When 2 comments
Even though I’m a librarian, I sometimes have trouble finding age appropriate books.  Don’t believe me?  Then read this post.  I mean, I know how to help college students conduct research, I know how to preserve documents and I know how to make early American history relevant to today’s present […]

Book Review: What to Read When by Pam Allyn


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The Girls from Ames:  A Story of  Women & a Forty~Year Friendship is an intimate look at the friendships of eleven women over a forty~year period.  Interspersed with studies that highlight the importance of the development and maintenance of close relationships in the health and well~being of women, The Girls […]

Book Review: The Girls from Ames: A Story ...



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Have you ever wondered about the back story of one of America’s greatest revolutionary heroes?  Then  The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller is the book for you.  It’s an irreverent look at an American hero who always seemed to be in the thick of things. The book is […]

Book Review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. ...


Kabul 24 tells the story of eight Westerners and their sixteen Muslim co-workers and their three-month long imprisonment by the Taliban in Afghanistan. For three months in 2001, the twenty-four members of Shelter Now International (SNI) are held hostage in the days leading up to the September 11th attacks. This […]

Book Review: Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben ...