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Staff Recommendations

Quirky Nonfiction & True Crime from Brent

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby.

Running with Scissors: A controversial and unflinching memoir about the impact mental illness can have on a family. It’s also a coming of age story of a boy wrecked by his mother’s dangerous ego and instability.

Empty Mansions: The fascination biography of Huguette Clark, a reclusive and eccentric heiress. Her fortune was worth millions, but she spent the last few years of her life in a hospital in Manhattan leaving her Fifth Avenue apartment empty, as a well as many other extravagant mansions in other parts of the country. She is said to have survived on a diet of sardines and saltine crackers.

Columbine: This is the harrowing retelling of the events that lead up to the 1996 school shooting in Columbine, Colorado. It examines the lives of Dylan Klebold & Eric Harris and what motivated them to commit such a heinous crime. It also gives insight into the psychological damage the survivors of crime have endured in the years since it happened.

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