BOOK NOTES: 'Dads & Sons' ... 'Should I Go to Grad School?' ... 'What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America'
Grand Forks Public Library
“Dads & Sons: Timeless Wisdom and Reflections on Teaching, Guiding, and Loving Your Son-His Whole Life Long” by Dr. James Dobson. Celebrate the strong, lifelong bond between dads and their boys with this inspirational book by family counselor and widely acclaimed parenting expert Dr. James Dobson.
“Dads & Daughters: Timeless Wisdom and Reflections on Teaching, Guiding, and Loving Your Daughter-Her Whole Life Long” by Dr. James Dobson. Celebrate the gifts and blessings of the unique relationship between dads and their girls with this inspirational book by family counselor and widely acclaimed parenting expert Dr. James Dobson.
“Should I Go to Grad School?” edited by Jessica Loudis. A wide range of people who lead intellectually and creatively interesting lives — sculptors and philosophers, activists and poets, a cocktail designer and a movie star — tell their own stories about choosing to go to grad school — or steering clear — and what that decision has meant in their lives.
“Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
“Dangerous Diseases: Scary Illnesses That Frighten The World” by Kristine Carlson Asselin brings you terrible, disgusting symptoms and the diseases that go with them. These symptoms aren’t just the stuff of gross-out stories and horror movies; they are real symptoms caused by real diseases. And some people are suffering from them right now.
“Tears of a Warrior: A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD” by Janet J. Seahorn is a patriotic book written about soldiers who are called to duty to serve their country. Society, overall, is simply too far removed from the realities of combat and a world filled with atrocities to truly comprehend or appreciate the experiences of returning veterans. If we send them, then we must mend them.
“My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love and Friendship” by Alana Stewart is the story of two courageous women who stood by each other through good times, bad times and now the most trying of times. It is a book that will make people laugh, cry and rejoice in the power of friendship.
“What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America” as told by David Ritz is a story told by Tavis Smiley about how he overcame his painful history and became one of America’s most popular media figures.