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Wednesday, 15 May 2013
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Bookcover: THE ART FORGERHere is another reading pick from the Logan Library Staff.


Book: THE ART FORGER

by B. A. Shapiro

Recommended by: Lois
I can't stop thinking about THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro. If you're a fan of mysteries set in the art world mixed with a bit of romance and history, this book is for you! Blacklisted artist Claire Roth makes a living copying classic paintings for a reproduction company. Then one day her dream of a one-woman show in a fabulous gallery seems within her grasp. She'll get her reward if she's able to fool museum professionals and re-create a stolen painting by Degas. Not just any painting but one from the still unsolved 1990 art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (If you're a curious person, you'll read up on quirky, rich Isabella and the famous art theft that's background for this story.) What would you be willing to do to secure the one thing you most desire? Claire's quest kept me turning those pages.


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Posted By Logan Library at 9:38 AM
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Thursday, 25 April 2013
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Bookcover: The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHere is another reading pick from the Logan Library Staff.


Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Recommended by: Joseph
Henrietta was a poor black woman living outside Baltimore at the time she discovered she had terminal cancer in 1951. When one of her doctors was able to keep her cancer cells (now known as HeLa cells) alive and growing indefinitely in the laboratory, it was one of the most important discoveries of modern oncology. But who was this woman who had unknowingly contributed so much to science at the moment of her death? Skloot expertly uncovers the mystery of the face behind the cells.


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Posted By Logan Library at 10:12 AM
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013
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Bookcover: Light of the World
<br />Here is another reading pick from the Logan Library Staff.


Book:
Light of the World: The Pope, The Church, and the Signs of the Times
by Benedict XVI and Peter Seewald


Recommended by: Joseph
This lengthy interview with the Pope is really good, and I'm not Catholic. The translation from the German is a little awkward in places and a basic knowledge of Catholic vocabulary helps, but overall it offers a great insight into the personality and faith of the man who has lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. Out of the two books I've read about him (the other being The Rise of Benedict XVI), this one was better.




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Posted By Logan Library at 9:45 AM
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