Monday, July 10, 2017

Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading Club

Title: A Mother's Reckoning; Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Author: Sue Klebold
Review: The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine shooters, details life before and after the horrific tragedy. Although difficult to read, she shows a different side to what we all probably read/saw. She doesn't take away from the shooting but she poses some interesting thoughts about preventing future ones.
Rating: 3

Title: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard
Author: Laura Bates
Review: Prof. Laura Bates teaches in prisons. This is her experience with a young man in jail for life without any chance of parole or appeal.  What they both learned from reading Shakespeare is how to deal with life and not let walls confine you.
Rating: 3

Title: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Review: A sweet story of a young woman who sets out to find her father who vanished from her life. She travels to Burma to find out about the first 20 years of his life and found a man who tells her a beautiful story that keeps you enthralled to the end.
Rating: 4

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