By Richard MacTough
East Stroudsburg University’s Kemp Library has over 100 new books in the “Baker and Taylor” collection.
Inside the entrance, next to the circulation desk, are the latest and talked about works of Fiction and Non-fiction. The books can be borrowed by ESU students and faculty. Here is a list for readers to start off the spring semester right.
“Sleeping Beauties” and “It”
By Stephen and Owen King
Stephen King and his son Owen have written a novel about a world in which women stay asleep and become violent if awakened. The book teaches a life lesson about not waking up your girlfriend. Everyone needs their beauty sleep.
The horror masterpiece “It,” a story about a demonic and otherworldly clown that preys on children in Derry, Maine is available as well.
Chapter two of the film is expected to hit theaters in the next couple of years. The book is a nice guide for an idea of what to expect when Pennywise returns.
“The Hate U Give”
By Angie Thomas
The young adult novel takes on the controversial shootings of unarmed black men. Starr Carter’s childhood friend is killed by a police officer and was unarmed. As the story becomes national news, Carter is stuck whether or not to speak out.
“Turtle All the Way Down”
By John Green
John Green has written his first novel since “The Fault in Our Stars.” Aza pursues an investigation of fugitive billionaire Russell Picket with a reward of $100,000 at stake.
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
Millions of Americans were shocked last year when Donald J. Trump won the election in becoming the President of the United States. Clinton gives an inside look of the campaign trail, and how she recovered from the loss of the presidential election.
“A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History”
By Jeanne Theoharis
Theoharis criticizes modern politics in exploiting the civil rights movement in the wake of Black Lives Matter rallies. She argues that Martin Luther King, Jr. And Rosa Parks have become symbols of “fables” and tools of “whitewashing” important history. This is a must-read during Black History Month.
“Our Souls at Night”
By Kent Haruf
Addie and Louis are in the old age and decide to sleep in the same bed for companionship in the challenges of being widows. The arrangement soon results in a strong friendship. The book itself is a quick read.
There are plenty more selections by various authors such as David Mitchell, John Grisham and Bryan Cranston.
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