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2 book recommendations and a coming history event at the libraryPosted Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 12:14 PM
This week, I read about two recently released books. Both are intriguing for completely different reasons. Watch for both of these books coming to your library soon.
The first is a collection of Shel Silverstein's poems, published posthumously by his family. This incredibly whimsical author left over 1,500 poems and his family worked to sift down about 150 poems for the new book.
My older children grew up with Silverstein as a regular reading time and I hope that my youngest will do the same. Even readers who may not appreciate poetry can find something in Silverstein's "Every Thing On It."
The second book is a biography of Hal Holbrook. Many of you may familiar with his portrayal of Mark Twain on stage.
Interestingly, Holbrook uses that play as an analogy for the person he is now. "Harold: the Boy Who Became Mark Twain" sounds like a fascinating read.
Don't miss History Speaks: Interviews With The Past. On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. Georgia Brown Blosser, portrayed by Diana Woods, will be interviewed.
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