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ERIC Number: EJ877060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-1
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Savvy Librarian's Night Table: Ten Amazing Titles Guaranteed to Bring You Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness
Genco, Barbara
School Library Journal, v56 n1 p36 Jan 2010
With so many choices and so many terrific nonfiction titles in the pipeline, picking the "right" read can be daunting. This year, the author offers a variety of choices: the future of books, the life of a great American photographer, jigsaw puzzles as a metaphor for life, the negative legacy of America's positive thinking, a history of American book advertising, a life sustained by birding, the story of how a donated book and a creative mind can change an entire community, reflections on Buddhism and Christianity, some truly memorable food writing, and living life with Asperger's. In this article, ten amazing books guaranteed to bring readers peace, prosperity, and happiness are presented. These include: (1) "The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future" by Robert Danton; (2) "The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws" by Margaret Drabble; (3) "Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America" by Barbara Ehrenreich; (4) "Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements" by Dwight Garner; (5) "Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds" by Olivia Gentile; (6) "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits" by Linda Gordon; (7) "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer; (8) "Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian" by Paul Knitter; (9) "Why Italians Love to Talk About Food" by Elena Kostioukovitch; and (10) "Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's" by Tim Page.
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Language: English
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