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Read in Ned: Manderley Again

The season for Whodunnits, our own Pumpkin Bake-off, new books and Holiday festivities by Elektra Greer As Autumn’s woodfire smoke and shimmering leaves embrace us in their evanescent glory, it’s near-impossible to resist waxing poetic on the metaphors of the…

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On to New Frontiers

aspencat.info GREAT TRAVEL RESOURCES AT NCL In my last coIumn I thought it appropriate to encourage everyone to take advantage of the great travel resources available through NCL’s print collection and our e-resources in Overdrive and 3M. ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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How We Got to Where We Are and Where Do We Go from Here?

aspencat.info SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND National Science Foundation grant-funded “Science Cafe” book club: Yuval Noah Harari's weighty tome was first published in Israel in Hebrew in 2011 and was so popular that it was published in English and numerous other languages in 2014. He takes an astounding amount of information and distills it into a book that is both informative and very readable for lay people ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Himalaya Bound

aspencat.info HIMALAYA BOUND The pace of our cultural evolution seems to be speeding up. This book provides a rare glimpse into a culture that has managed to preserve its identity in a shifting world. ...by Jay Mann
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First Person Singular

aspencat.info FIRST PERSON SINGULAR Why aren't more book reviews aren’t written in the first person, given that so many books are written from the standpoint of an omniscient first person character? ...by Tom Lambrecht
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Read in Ned: Red in Ned

aspencat.info THE HUNT FOR RED BOOKS I thought it would be fun to consider ….. RED BOOKS! I combed our Nederland Community Library shelves and found several old book friends — and one new title — that fit the bill. ...by Cathy Grace
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Robert Reich’s Economics Lessons

aspencat.info ECONOMICS LESSONS Economics in Wonderland is a hybrid work that combines short explanatory segments on different issues like wealth inequality, free trade, and student debt, accompanied by cartoons visually amplifying the same subjects. ...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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