BOOK NOTES: 'William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back' ... 'Woodwork: Step by Step' ... 'Coming Clean'
Grand Forks Public Library
“William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back” by Ian Doescher. What light through Yoda’s window breaks? It is this book, and Doescher is hilarious! In fine form, this sequel continues the author’s light-hearted reimagining of the epic Star Wars trilogy.
“Woodwork: Step by Step” by DK Publishing. Do your woodworking projects always turn out a little on the rough side? If so, this heavily illustrated and easy-to-follow guide will show you the tips, tools and tricks to spruce-up that nail-riddled pile of sticks you call an end table.
“Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism” by David Harvey. With the recent financial crisis testing the resiliency of modern capitalism, Dr. David Harvey explores the inborn contradictions of our economic system and how its very nature may prompt its own demise.
“Brick Wonders: Ancient, Modern and Natural Wonders Made from Lego” by Warren Elsmore. This awe-inspiring collection of Lego masterpieces, including Niagara Falls, Stonehenge and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is sure to amaze and delight children and adults alike.
East Grand Forks Campbell Library
“The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness” by Brian Nelson Ford provides a unique combination of money psychology, motivation, and real-world financial education. The book will help individuals and families put their financial lives in harmony with their deepest values.
“Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t” by Simon Sinek. Some teams are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? Read the book to find out!
“Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife” by Eben Alexander. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that near-death experiences feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress—until he came back after being in a coma for seven days.
“Coming Clean” by Kimberly Rae Miller Miller is a story about recognizing where you come from and understanding the relationships that define you. It is also a powerful story of recovery and redemption sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parents.