Addie Moore’s husband died years ago, so did Louis Waters’ wife, and, as neighbours in Holt, Colorado they have naturally long been aware of each other. With their children now far away both live alone in houses empty of family. The nights are terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk to. Then one evening Addie pays Louis an unexpected visit. Their brave adventures-their pleasures and their difficulties-form the beating heart of Our Souls at Night. Kent Haruf’s final novel is an exquisite and moving story about love and growing old with grace. It is a lasting tribute to the extraordinary author who wrote it.
In this Library & Information Week (20 – 26 May), we strongly advocate Truth, Integrity & Knowledge. There are 10 ways that library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge. Equally our readers might find the following books in the areas that related to information integrity. You can borrow them from our libraries’ collection.
‘Up Lit’ can be described as books with an emphasis on empathy, books that are uplifting and life-affirming and in our latest episode of Parra Pods Katherine, Nisa & Yi discuss and review four titles in this popular newish genre.
If you are tired of reading grim true crime and Scandi Noir, try some of these titles on for size:
Some of the books discussed in the Podcast include:
Have you ever had the feeling that
you cannot find any books that you feel like reading anymore? It was because of
this very feeling that I started reading in topics/series. This allowed me to
concentrate on one topic/series at time but in numerous books, both fiction and
non fiction, and read through them carefully. I believe that books connect to
one another, just as all human stories are connected.
Recently my focus has been history,
and politics. I know it is a big topic, but I selected what I was interested in
and started to read.
First, I read a non fiction book, Has the west lost it? By Kishore Mahbubani. The author was an expert on Asia and world affairs and well regarded in Singapore. His book has different views regarding the western culture and its influence to Asia and Africa, the Rest, as author differential it from the West. While he highly commends the West he was also critical about it, because he felt the West was biased in recent decades and the West couldn’t see the changes beyond it. According to the author before 1820, the world largest economies were always those of China and India. Then Europe took over, followed by America. Now after analysing pages of statistics, the author asserted that ‘China and India have regained their natural share as those of America and Europe have begun to shrink.’ Will it? I think any difference of opinions, no matter how uncomfortable, are worth our attention.