May Staff Picks: Relaxing Reading Part 3

Cindy:

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Homeless at Harvard by John Christopher Frame

While the author was a student at Harvard, he decided to spend one summer living on the streets with the homeless people that he had become acquainted with through his volunteer work.  He became “homeless” becoming part of the Harvard Square community.  This book is the story of that summer and the stories of three individuals who befriended him, taught him how to survive and shared their lives with him.

Sheila:

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

There is a great joy in rereading a beloved book from one’s childhood.  You are transported through time to remember again the awe and wonder such tales invoked and, simultaneously, are brought to realise how the work has shaped and reshaped your thinking and your imagination from the first encounter.
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time offers to its readers first and foremost an excellent story.  The characters are engaging, the writing evocative and at times even lyrical.  Without giving away too much, we encounter, through the characters, a cosmic battle between good and evil.  The dangers of conformity and the importance of standing on the side of truth even, and perhaps especially, when it costly are unfolded.  This is a book for adults and children alike.  If you have not read it before, please do.  If you have, try re-reading it.  I promise you that you will enjoy it still more.
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