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BOOK NOTES: 'Bumble Bees of North America' ... 'Bonsai' ... 'It Ain't Over...Till It's Over'

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Grand Forks Public Library

“Bumble Bees of North America” by Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla. The first book of its kind published in more than a century, this handy field guide will teach you the tricks to identify all of North America’s 46 amazing bumblebee species.

“Gotrek & Felix: The First Omnibus” by William King. Goblins and skaven and Chaos knights, oh my! This action-packed tome chronicles the exploits of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, duo ever to grace the world of Warhammer.

“Bonsai” by Peter Warren. Do you enjoy the aesthetics of bonsai trees but aren’t sure if you could ever create one? If so, this beautifully illustrated how-to guide will set you on the path to becoming a true bonsai master.

“The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England’s Most Notorious Doctor” by Stephen Bates. Suspected of poisoning his wife, children, mother-in-law and dozens of others, all to finance his gambling habit, it’s little wonder Charles Dickens called Dr. William Palmer “the greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey.”

East Grand Forks Campbell Library

“It Ain’t Over...Till It’s Over” by Marlo Thomas introduces us to sixty amazing women who are proving that it’s never too late to live out a dream — to launch a business, travel the world, get a PhD, indulge a creative impulse and more.

“Throwback” by Jason Kendall brings you the fan, player, coach or curious statistician an insider’s view of the game from a player’s perspective. This is a book about pre-game rituals, what to look for when a pitcher warms up between innings and so much more.

“The Closer” by Mariano Rivera. The 13-time All-Star discusses his drive to win; the secrets behind his legendary composure; the story of how he discovered his cut fastball; the untold, pitch-by-pitch account of the ninth inning of Game 7 in the 2001 World Series; and why the lowest moment of his career became one of his greatest blessings.

“The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue” by Michael J. Tougias is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of two ships that split apart on the Atlantic.