Assiginack Public Library Feature by Debbie Robinson

‘The Bone Woman: A Forensic Anthropologist’s Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo’ is the personal account of the author Clea Koff’s own experiences.  Ms. Koff has been present at the exhumation of mass murder sites, has untangled the skeletal corpses of hundreds of victims of atrocities while attempting to identify the remains. Seven shattering missions for the United Nations are brought to light in this book. Ms. Koff has a drive and commitment that helps her keep the horrors at bay as she works at deciphering the depths of man’s awful inhumanity to man–a compelling revelation and read!

‘Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence’ by Doris Pilkington is the true story of two amazingly spirited, resilient, resourceful and determined Australian aborigine children. They refused to be separated by law from their families and culture–this is the chronicle of their remarkable journey to ‘home.’

Nicholas Sparks is a writer whose stories touch the heart. His novel, ‘The Longest Ride,’ is no exception to this fact. This is one of his best books to be sure. It features two uniquely diverse couples. When the lives of these four people collide the difference in their years and experience falls away and hard choices finally made, create incredible ventures.

‘Shantaram’ by Australian author Gregory David Roberts is an extraordinary novel. The writer’s respect for and knowledge of his adoptive country, India is very evident and extremely obvious on every page. This book hooks the reader from page one. It is one of those stories that you just don’t want to turn the last page on. A great read!

Teen Picks: ‘Underground Soldier’ by Marsha Skrypuch and ‘Jackpot’ by Gordon Korman.

DVD Pick: ‘The Mortal Instruments’ starring Lucy Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. An ordinary teenager discovers her own secret powers.

There is also free wireless access during Library hours so bring your device and join (we have two public computers available too). Watch for posters on our various upcoming in-Library events. Remember those who fought for peace– lest we forget their sacrifice! See you at the Library!

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