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Teton County LibraryView our list of staff favorites in 2012 : Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Adult DVDs, Music CDs and CD Books, Young Adult Books and Children's Books. Download pdf here.

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Non-Fiction Reviews: (View All)

  • Leaving Before the Rains Come
  • Author: Alexandra Fuller
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: TCL Call Number: BIO FULLER A

    Diana's rating: 4 stars
    Fuller's writing jumps off the page as usual in her latest memoir, which picks up where Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight left off--when she marries a dashing adventurer and leaves the family farm, first to try domesticity in other African environs, then for Wyoming. Many cultural and philosophical differences arise, as they will in marriage, and eventually become insurmountable, though not for lack of trying. Fuller finds herself at a loss to answer a question from an audience member at a lecture in which she is taking part: do you still consider yourself African? And thereby hangs the tale.
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  • Girl in a Band
  • Author: Kim Gordon
  • User Rating: 2
  • Review: Teton County Call Number: BIO GORDAN K

    Marisa's rating: 2 stars
    I enjoyed getting the inside scoop on Sonic Youth and other important alternative and art bands form this memoir. The writing style was a bit distracting for me -- it never felt too in depth. It felt sort of like, if Gordan was taking notes on what she wanted to write for an outline but never fully- filled in the details. Interesting read for any Sonic Youth lovers, though!
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Fiction Reviews:(View All)

  • Runaway
  • Author: Alice Munro
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: Teton County Library Call Number: F MUNROE A

    Marisa's rating: 4 stars
    Alice Munro is my comfort food. I know that can sound strange -- many of her stories deal with loneliness, unfinished business, longing, and quiet moments of reflection. BUT -- I love how true to life they are. I think I find her comforting because she encapsulates a women's experience so beautifully. It is a rare gift to be able to describe the oddities and silence of life with such awe and respect. This is my fourth (at least?!) foray into her works and I am so happy to know there are more books out there for me to read!
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  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  • Author: Robin Sloan
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: TCL Call number: F SLOAN R
    Diana's rating: 4 stars

    Reading this book, you feel like you're straddling two worlds -- that of modern-day tech-obsessed young professionals, and that of a book-loving secret society focused on solving an age-old question of existence. A classic hero's journey that just happens to employ all of Google's powers in his quest for truth. Original and fun read.

    Stephanie's rating: 4 stars

    I found this book to be particularly interesting. Just look at the luminous cover! How to describe “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore”…well think about this: secret societies and books. Did that arouse your curiosity? Okay how about computer algorithms and coding? Google? This book is a mesh between old school and new school. You have an enticing plot that involves high-tech imagery, and ancient philosophies that require its reader to solve the most appraising question in human history (which I will not disclose!). But wait there is more! Author Robin Sloan will have you asking yourself, “Why do I like to read books?”…you will ponder for a minute or two trying to allocate the right words to form a tantalizing response. Be quick! Oohh and on a final note; all books have secrets. Mr. Penumbra will simply want you to decode them :) Have fun reading!
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