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Staff RecommendationsApril 2020

Baseball Book Recs from Casey

Posted on in Book, Hoopla.

Former MLB commissioner Bart Giamatti once wrote that baseball “breaks your heart.  It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill  rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.”  This year the heartbreak for baseball fans has a different feel as it remains unclear if the season will be played even in an abbreviated manner.  If you are missing the game that Walt Whitman described as glorious, check out these following titles from Hoopla.

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Book Rec from Earl

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby.

The Last Gunfight by Jeff Guin

The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral—and How It Changed the American West

Earl says: “I really liked this audiobook because it told not only the all the facts and background of the fight. It also told the background of Tombstone as a city and life in the American West in that time period. You will learn the facts of this gunfight, and you may be surprised — it wasn’t black and white but lots of grey.”

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Book Rec from Bobby

Posted on in Book, Hoopla.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Bobby says: “The descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson end up at the same Connecticut private school, where nothing is what it seems and the bodies keep piling up. The game is on. For those who love the BBC Sherlock series and the Holmes novels.”

Available through Hoopla

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