Some of the books (and more!) patrons have said are so good, others need to know about them:
Patron who was just diagnosed with dementia said she read it in bed and her husband couldn’t watch her read it because she would start crying, and her daughters didn’t want her to read it because it made her cry. However, she felt she needed to and it helped her so much to learn what she will be going through. Learning how others have gone through dementia and strategies for coping, “was a tremendous help.”
Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond by Jay Sullivan (658.45 SUL)
Sophisticated yet simple book on communicating better with everyone. Author has a good writing style and says things in a new way – really great!
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev (306.0947 POM)
With Putin and Russia in the daily news, this is a fascinating and highly-recommended read.
The Art of Beatrix Potter by Emily Zach (823.912 POT)
A patron who was teaching a unit on Beatrix Potter said that, unlike so many that only give part of her story, this book had it all and is “wonderful!” (Note: some might also enjoy the fictional mystery series, “The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter” starting with The Tale of Hill Top Farm.)
And finally, if you are looking for something new to listen to, a patron says the podcast EconTalk is excellent. Hosted by Russ Roberts, it is billed as an “economics podcast for daily life.”