Staff Picks: July 2018

A Thousand Miles to Freedom

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Not only does Eunsun Kim explain her life while on the run, but she paints a story of what living in North Korea was like and the culture shock she experienced when her and her family finally reached Seoul. She writes about the Kim's family regime and its impact, hiding in China for multiple years, and the noticeable differences between living in the North versus the South. She began to flee from North Korea when she was only 11 years old, but instead of drowning in hate and anger, she tells her story with the hope and optimism that she feels for herself and for her people.

The Big Burn

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A superb read about the creation of the Forest Service and wildfires in the West.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

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This book is perfect for the true crime nerd who also loves good writing! McNamara’s prose will keep you flipping through the pages. Reading this book is like bundling up in your favorite blanket on a cool day.