We just got a few more books in, today! Our displays are filling up!! (Oh, and Go Set a Watchman is back in, folks – HURRY OVER HERE and check it out!!)
New Books 07/21/15:
A Thousand Miles to Freedom by Eunsun Kim Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child, Eunsun loved her country . . . despite the school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the countrywide famine escalated.
By the time Eunsun was eleven years old, her father and grandparents had died of starvation and Eunsun was in danger of the same fate. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot.
Now Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting expose of North Korea’s totalitarian regime, and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a performer’s life can get tricky.
All Johanna von Arlo wants is to become a storyspinner. But her options are so limited, she is forced to work for the aggravating and handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. While in his employ, Johanna is exposed to a dangerous game of thrones, a game where she will discover that the magically inclined keepers from her stories might be real after all.
These keepers are searching for an heir to a great power, the key to saving their land. They aren’t alone in their hunt. Girls matching the heir’s description are turning up dead all over the kingdom. Girls who look exactly like Johanna.
Kingdoms rise and fall as in teh legends of old in Becky Wallace’s breathtakingly epic and sweepingly romantic novel, The Storyspinner.
Smokejumper by Jason A. Ramos Enter a world of breathtaking danger and beauty: In this remarkable memoir, veteran smokejumper Jason Ramos offers a rare inside look at the lives of airborne firefighters, the select few who parachute into the most rugged and remote wild areas to battle nature’s blazes.
Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year as record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives. One small group of men and women are America’s frontline defense: smokejumpers.
Founded in 1939 and populated in its early days by former World War II paratroopers, today’s smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though jumpers are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, smokejumping is an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a still tailwind, or even flowing like liquid.
Featuring a foreword by author John Maclean (Young Men and Fire), Ramos’s unforgettable firsthand account takes readers into his exhilarating and daring world, explores smokejumping’s remarkable history, and explains why the services of these brave men and women are more essential than ever before.
Thrift Shopping by Sandy Donovan Rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tore up the charts with their megahit “Thrift Shop,” and they continue to make fashion statements with thrift-shop finds. Actress and singer Jada Pinkett Smith and her fashion-forward daughter, Willow, are often spotted hitting the thrift shops in Santa Monica, California. Singer-songwriters Janelle Monae and Zooey Deschanel love thrifting too. But thrifting isn’t just for celebrities. It’s fun for everyone. And it’s just the start for a whole world of upcycling crafts. Take a look and see what sparks your imagination!
If you saw something you liked, come on over and check it out, today! If you didn’t, come over anyway. We have TONS of new materials on display, ready and waiting for you! 🙂