Literature has always been a sounding board for society. What may have been taboo to speak about, could be clearly written in a book. "Twenty-five books that shaped America" highlights books that delved into the tough topics of the day and changed the way we thought about ourselves and the country. From "The Great Gatsby" to "The Grapes of Wrath." "Their Eyes Were Watching God" to "Little Women", the works highlighted here are core texts that should be read by everyone. Written by Thomas C. Foster, author of "How to read literature like a professor", this book is a funny yet insightful work that makes you truly think about what it is to be called an American.
Written in brief chapters, "Twenty-five books." is an excellent precursory introduction to the world of literature. Not only is this book a must read, but also the works in which it outlines. I have to admit, this is the first literary review that places "The Cat in the Hat" in the same category as "To Kill a Mockingbird." Truly a brilliant work.
Lindy A. Moore
Douglas County Public Libraries-Dog River Branch
What the heck is an E-Book and who can download them?
The West Georgia Regional Library System, which includes Douglas, Paulding, Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties, launched the 3M Cloud Library e-book system in October 2012. Any library patron with a valid PINES Library card from any branch of the West Georgia Regional Library System may check out an e-book. E-books may be downloaded to computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Android devices, as well as dedicated e-readers such as Nooks, Kobos, and Kindle Fires. Simply log on to our website http://wgrl.net/e-books/, and follow the quick start instructions. It is that simple! E-books check out for two weeks at a time and are renewable if not on hold. Only one e-book may be checked out at a time, per card. Books may be returned early.
After two weeks, books will automatically disappear from your device so you will never have a late fee from an e-book! Please see your local branch for more information. Valid library card and PIN required for access.
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