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BOOK NOTES: “The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo" ... “The Improbability Principle" ... “The Truth About Trust"

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Grand Forks Public Library

  •  “The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder & the Light from an Ancient Sky” by Kent Nerburn. Part history, part mystery, part spiritual journey and teaching story, the author takes us through the lands of the Lakota and the Ojibwe, where we encounter a strange little girl and a forgotten asylum that history has tried to hide.
  •  “The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day” by David J. Hand. Rare events are anything but. The Improbability Principle explains why one person can win the lottery twice, and it can help you cash in at a casino and recognize when a medicine is truly effective.
  •  “The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More” by David DeSteno, PhD. Trust influences us at every level and at every stage of life. It influences how children learn, our ability to care for our own health and well-being, and especially our interpersonal relationships.
  •  “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind” by Michio Kaku. Science fiction is becoming science fact. Technology makes it possible to record memories, communicate telepathically, and even videotape dreams.
  • East Grand Forks Campbell Library

    •  “Murrow: His Life and Times” by A.M. Sperber is the biography of America’s foremost broadcast journalist, Edward R. Murrow. At twenty-nine, he was the prototype of a species new to communications-an eyewitness to history with power to reach millions.
    •  “Hutterites: Our Story to Freedom” by “The Nine” is the story of how nine courageous people came to make their decision to forsake the Hutterite system and find their new life in Jesus Christ and in society.
    •  “Medicine in the Back of Beyond” by Robert C. Eelkema describes the early and serendipitous opportunities that led to the birth of the MEDEX Program at UND, and how the UND Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program grew from it.
    •  “The Chunnel” by Stuart A. Kallen tells about the railway tunnel, or Chunnel, that whisks millions of passengers and vehicles between England and France in an engineering miracle.
    •  “Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father” by Alysia Abbott is a vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ‘80s San Francisco with an openly gay father.