Charlotte recommends: Waking Up White by Debby Irving; and Under the Same Sky by Joseph Kim and Stephan Talty.
Every once in a while we come across a book that we think our patrons will just love. We buy it for the library and then it sets on the shelf and sets on the shelf. This series is a way for use to promote under appreciated books we think you might love.
Mezrich’s Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs is a hard book to categorize which in my mind says it’ll will appeal to a wide variety of people. This is a book that could be read as a history of Russia in the 1990s and early 2000s It could be read as true crime literature. It also has the machinations of big business, the intrigues of government and the shadowy feel of espionage. All of this is set against the background of Russia after the collapse of Communism.
I think Vanity Fair sums up the book pretty well: “It’s an unexpectedly serious work about the challenges and pitfalls of looking for love in the Digital Age via Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder, Twitter, Facebook — the whole techno shebang…”
Immerse yourself in the world of letters–real and imagined.
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“Two decades after the end of the Cold War, an average American guy in his twenties helped to bring down a top Russian spy…
Abulafia’s The Great Sea been on my bedside table for what seems like years. Actually it has been years. It is just exactly what it says it is a history of the Mediterranean from prehistory to 2010. The thing that has been stopping me is that minus end notes and index its still 648 pages long.