Guest Post: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi from The Help Desk

This is Paul Kalanithi’s life story. He relates how he got into neuroscience, his exhausting and life consuming training, his illness, and his eventual transition out of this world into the next. Photo from npr.org At first, Paul didn’t even want to become a surgeon because his own father was one and he saw how […] … Continue reading Guest Post: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi from The Help Desk

Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

Check out this review from one of our own O'Fallon librarian's blogs! This is the second book in the Seraphina series. Seraphina is a half dragon/half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered … Continue reading Guest Post: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman from The Help Desk Book Blog

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Check out this excellent review of This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell from A Little Blog of Books

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This Must Be The Place Maggie O'Farrell‘This Must Be The Place’ by Maggie O’Farrell tells the story of Daniel Sullivan, an American linguistics professor living in a remote farmhouse in Donegal with his reclusive ex-film star wife Claudette, their two children and Claudette’s son from a previous relationship. When Daniel learns that an ex-girlfriend died shortly after they split up in the 1980s, he sets out to discover what happened to her all those years ago, even if it risks destroying his struggling marriage.

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