Today’s favorites of 2012 come from Reference staffer Deb!
Author: David Kirby
Call #: 599.536 KIR
This book follows the story of Naomi Rose, a marine biologist and animal advocate, and her battle with the multimillion dollar theme park. It covers the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. If you are a lover of whales and hate seeing these magnificent animals in captivity, then you will love this book. I learned SO many things about SeaWorld and even whales that I never knew before. Definitely keeps your attention.
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Call #: BIOGRAPHY STRAYED
In this book, Cheryl tells the story of her 1,100 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Horribly unprepared for this journey, she comes to rely on the kindness and assistance of people she meets on the trail. This book has it all; it’s funny with a few sad parts. It is a very enjoyable read.
Author: Ira Wagler
Call #: BIOGRAPHY WAGLER
This heartwarming memoir is a very enjoyable read. Wagler paints a very vivid portrait of Amish life from his childhood days until his ultimate decision to leave the Amish for good at age 26. It’s a true story of one man’s quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. A great coming of age story set against the backdrop of one of the most enigmatic cultures in America – the Old Order Amish.
Author: Robert Barry
Call #: JP BAR
One of my favorite Christmas books of all time. I read this book again and again to my now grown daughter and will continue by reading it to my grandson. It’s a lovely story of how one Christmas tree turns into many and makes so many different characters very, very happy. If you have never read this children’s book, you definitely should. It will surely make you smile and be grateful for all you have.
Recommended by: Deb