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The Galveston County Daily News: Books

July 29, 2016

Books

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Book celebrates life of cystic fibrosis fighter

In 1969, 1-year-old Kevin was diagnosed with a disease his parents had never heard of: cystic fibrosis. He had a life expectancy of five years.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Alice Munro a 'word wizard' who knows, loves life
Posted: July 26, 2016

"Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You" are 13 marvelous stories by one of the best storytellers ever

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Saturday 07/23/2016
'The Dragon Hammer' a new, entertaining fantasy saga
Posted: July 23, 2016

“The Dragon Hammer: Wulf’s Saga,” by Tony Daniel is the first novel in a new fantasy series.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Let the games begin
Posted: July 19, 2016

In a dinosaur takeoff on the upcoming Olympics, the author offers the kids a look at Prehistoric Games.

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'Taft' a gripping story about a man wanting to be a good father
Posted: July 19, 2016

She almost always has a good story to tell, and this one, about a former jazz musician named John Nickel, is a gripping tale about a man who only wanted to be a good father.

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Saturday 07/16/2016
Harbor City Ambition Program to focus on 'Seeds of Empire'
Posted: July 16, 2016

Galveston Historical Foundation’s Harbor City Ambition program will continue at 2 p.m. July 24 at the 1838 Menard House, 1605 33rd St., with a book club discussion on Andrew Torget’s "Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850."

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Lardas' account of maritime history given in great detail
Posted: July 16, 2016

Never have I read a historical maritime book so well conceived and written and of interest to those of wide age ranges.

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'A Passion for Space' recounts adventures of space pioneer
Posted: July 16, 2016

“A Passion for Space” captures the excitement of the early Shuttle program, while grounding it in the realities of living in late 20th century America.

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Tuesday 07/12/2016
Stories transport readers, enlarge our world
Posted: July 12, 2016

Jackie Kennedy offers advice to parents: “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all."

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Author disillusioned with materialistic explanation of life, nature
Posted: July 12, 2016

He declares himself to be an atheist, so for him the God explanation has no credence. The book is about his disillusionment with materialistic explanations. He especially deals with the difference between brain and mind, the organ of thought and consciousness.

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