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New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

  My New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the 21st Century  by Stephen Marche, made me curious to see how a man would “mansplain” the gender divide to women.  But, he played it a bit safe by stating on the cover that his wife, editor Sarah Fulford, provided commentary on the book.  OK,… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: The Unmade Bed By Stephen Marche

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New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

It’s finally arrived at the library! La La Land written and directed by Damien Chazelle and it’s this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation.  If you didn’t get a chance to see it last winter, you’re in for a treat. Summary: Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: La La Land, Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle

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New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

This week’s New Title Tuesday, Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel, is a novel that promises to take readers inside the Washington D.C. seats of power.   Frankly, because the news feeds are saturated with real (and fake) political news and scandals, I was hesitant to check it out.  But then I read these lines from the… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

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Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3505203 The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor, is a realistic and pithy exploration of the struggle of being a teenager – which is bad enough with the stress of navigating romantic relationships, the social caste system of high school, making good grades, and… Continue reading Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

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Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

  At first glance, it may appear that the New Title Tuesday recommendation, Thrill Me Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy, is targeted at English teachers and students.  But then I realized it would also appeal to anyone who aspires to write the next-great-American-novel, which of course, considerably broadens the pool or potential readers. Once I… Continue reading Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

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Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

I resolved this year to read books outside of my usual go-to list, so this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation is Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott. Shoot-em-up Westerns were standard TV and movie fare in the 50’s and 60’s, and there is something to be said about the moral hero enforcing justice in… Continue reading Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

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The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams

The New Title Tuesday selection this week, THE NATURE FIX – Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams, takes what we already know to be true and supports it with scientific research.  For example, even in elementary school, indoor recess was never as fun as the playground.  As a teacher,… Continue reading The Nature Fix, by Florence Williams