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The Long Distance Librarian

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Page 10: Make Your Bed

In May 2014 McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin with an inspiring and practical commencement speech. He shared his most ‘notable nuggets’ he learned during his Navy SEAL training that supported him through all aspects of his life.

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Page 9: Wild & Girl in the Woods

Ever hear of the Pacific Crest Trail, more commonly referred to as the PCT? These two memoirs are written by two very different women who hiked the trail from Mexico to Canada.

Page 8: A Man Called Ove

Ove is a surly, recently widowed neighbor in a Swedish housing community. He takes a daily inspection of the neighborhood to ensure signage and rules are appropriately obeyed. Ove judges his neighbors by how well they follow the rules as well as by what type of car they drive.

Page 7: The Muralist & Eleanor and Hick: A Love Affair The Shaped a First Lady

After completing The Muralist I coincidentally read a review of Eleanor & Hick (great timing). I got my hands on it as soon as possible and quickly realized how well these two books paired.

Page 6: A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success

Biography or entrepreneurial business story? Well, it’s a bit of both. I was stumped on how to describe this book and finding the best way to convey it was a challenge. I was sharing my difficulty with my husband and as I was explaining, there it was, an ah-ha moment. Here it is...

Page 5: Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck tells the story of two very unlikely lives intersecting during a transatlantic criminal chase; Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless telegraphy, with Hawley Crippen, a mild-mannered homeopathic doctor in turn-of-the-century London. The two men’s stories are told simultaneously and initially reveal zero connection.

Page 4: All the Light We Cannot See & The Nightingale

Although I enjoy historical fiction, particularly the Word War II era, I had no intention of reading these two titles back-to-back. Getting my hands on these two books has been a challenge since there are 200+ holds on each title in our public library network. But we have this great section called ‘High Demand’ in our library...

Page 3: Run Fast. Eat Slow.

Fun, Well-Done, Accessible. Shalane, Olympic marathoner, and close friend Elyse, internationally trained chef, met in college on the cross-country team. 16 years later they came together as a perfect pair to test their concept of creating meals for athletes, particularly women.

Page 2: Love Warrior

Honest. Raw. Courageous. Wow, what a deeply human memoir taking the reader on an emotional rollercoaster through life’s most difficult adversities and events.

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