Archives for: "February 2008"

Rocket Boys - Homer Hickam

February 26th, 2008
With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that… more »

February 25th, 2008
He realized: If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world. more »

Book of the Month - March, 2008

February 23rd, 2008
American Gods by Neil Gaiman Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a… more »

February 22nd, 2008
"All I've done is give you a book," she said. "You have to have the courage to learn what's inside it." more »

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen

February 1st, 2008
Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickey train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on… more »