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'The Hostage's Daughter' available at Grand Forks Public Library

Grand Forks Public Library

"The Hostage's Daughter: A Story of Family, Madness and the Middle East," by Sulome Anderson, takes an intimate look at the effect of the Lebanese Hostage Crisis on Anderson's family, the United States and the Middle East today. Anderson tells moving stories from her experiences as a reporter in the region and challenges our understanding of global politics, the forces that spawn terrorism and especially Lebanon.

"Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't and What Can Be Done About It," by cognitive neuroscientist Mark Seidenberg, reveals the underexplored science of reading and shows how the disconnect between science and education is a major factor in poor reading skills. This book is essential for parents, educators and all others who want to understand why so many fail to read and how to change that.

"The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You," by Sylvia Tara, blends historical perspectives with cutting-edge research to examine body fat as a critical endocrine organ that can be better understood and managed when recognized as a necessary component of human health.

"Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden," by Alan Branhagen, shows you the best native plants and how to use them in your garden. This invaluable illustrated resource includes hundreds of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers, bulbs and annuals; plants that attract native bees, butterflies, birds and other beneficial wildlife; and practical cultivation tips for adding native species to your garden.

East Grand Forks

Campbell Library

In "Gulp," by Mary Roach, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of ― or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal.

In "Idiot Brain," Dean Burnett celebrates blind spots, blackouts, insomnia and all the other downright laughable things our minds do to us, while also exposing the many mistakes we've made in our quest to understand how our brains actually work.

In "Seduced," by Randy Wayne White, Hannah Smith sets out to find the original specimen of orange trees to solve the issue of the trees dying of infestation and genetic manipulation.

In "Summer Warpath," Wayne Overholster tells us the story of one of the campaigns laid out under the command of General George Crook, perhaps the most experienced Indian fighter in the U.S. Army at that time. Among other officers under Crook's command was the daring and resourceful Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry. The purpose of the campaign was to round up of the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes and place them on reservations.