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Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction


Lab Girl by Hope Johren - An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.

Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an 

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery -This book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.–

Dewey's Readers: Non-fiction that reads like fiction

In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find, his briefcase is empty but for the photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. 

Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.

June Meeting: Cornucopia of Rhode Island

Bimonthly meeting of Cornucopia (C.O.R.I.) For info, please see our blog:

Our mission is to serve the RI library community of color. Our objectives are:

1. providing a forum that encourages the exhange of ideas and the discussion of issues, problems and concerns of librarians and library staff of color;

2. mentoring librarians and library staff of color and encouraging librarianship as a profession to people of color;


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