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Display Name: Andrea Pearson
About me: I'm an Associate Librarian Intermittent (sub) with Hennepin County Libraries. I work in the urban (formerly Minneapolis) and suburban libraries.
Reading Interests: I can't say no to a good-looking book. I read current and classic literature, thrillers, mysteries, chick lit, horror, and a variety of non-fiction.

Andrea Pearson's Book Lists
Baby, it's cold outside! (11 titles)
Cold weather tales of exploration and survival -- and sometimes not! These frigid tales appeal to me when our weather is bitterly cold.
Poets Laureate (7 titles)
We have a new Poet Laureate of the United States, Kay Ryan. Here are two of her books, along with works of some other Poets Laureate. For more information on Kay Ryan go to http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate_current.html or http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html for info about past Poets Laureate.Be sure to listen to Kay Ryan read her work.Unfortunately, since the list automatically formats in alpha order, "Ryan, Kay" is at the end of the list. Scroll down!
Investment Page-Turners (6 titles)
Dave Kansas penned this list of "Investment Page-Turners for the Summer," in his Wall Street Journal column that ran in the 6/29 Star Tribune. He suggests they would make good summer reading. I'll leave that up to you. Dave Kansas is the president of FiLife.com, a personal-finance web site. Link to the column online: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121469346123013611.html
Sunday Paper 5/18/2008 (7 titles)
Books featured in Sunday's (5/18/08) paper.
Prom Night (11 titles)
Prom and drama go hand in hand.
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Cover ArtThe remains of the day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Literary and accessible. Strongly recommended!   posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:15PM

Cover ArtThe help
by Stockett, Kathryn.
Highly recommended. Wonderful voice. New York Times best-seller.   posted Sep 27, 2009 at 6:12PM

Cover ArtMiracle in the Andes : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
by Parrado, Nando, 1949-
A personal account of the Andean plane crash chronicled in the book and movie "Alive."   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:10AM

Cover ArtThe long winter
by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957
The toll of a long, snow-bound winter on the Ingalls family, when snow blocked the trains bringing food.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:02AM

Cover ArtComing back alive : the true story of the most harrowing search and rescue missi
by Walker, Spike
The Alaskan Coast Guard's most famous rescue, in high seas and bitter cold.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 11:00AM

Cover ArtDan McGrew, Sam McGee, and other great Service
by Service, Robert W. 1874-1958
You may have encountered "The Cremation of Sam McGee" in school. Here's Sam and other humorous tall tales by Robert Service.Here's a sample: There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:58AM

Cover ArtHatchet
by Paulsen, Gary
A quick read about a teenage boy alone in the winter wilderness with only a hatchet to help him survive.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:51AM

Cover ArtThe call of the wild ; White fang ; & To build a fire
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
My favorite in this collection is "To Build a Fire." When little things go wrong in the Yukon winter, the results can be tragic. A harrowing, pitiless tale.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:50AM

Cover ArtInto thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
by Krakauer, Jon
O. M. G.! Incredible story of disaster on Mount Everest, including heroic death of one climber and survival of another despite being left for dead three times!   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:49AM

Cover ArtNinety degrees North : the quest for the North Pole
by Fleming, Fergus, 1959-
Harrowing and Heartbreaking, this book covers the major quests for the North Pole in the 1800's, including those led by Robert Peary, Elijah Kent Kane, Amundsen-Ellsworth, Edward Nares, and Fridtjof Nanson.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:46AM

Cover ArtThe Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
by Alexander, Caroline, 1956-
A justly famous tale of survival against great odds, and of inspiring leadership. This is on my "life list" of favorites.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:34AM

Cover ArtThe Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition
by Alexander, Caroline, 1956-
A justly famous tale of survival against great odds, and on inspiring leadership. This is on my "life list" of favorites.   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:33AM

Cover ArtThe call of the wild and three other Klondike stories [electronic resource]
You can download these tales of the Klondike from the warmth of home!   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:31AM

Cover ArtThe call of the wild & White Fang [electronic resource] : notes ...
You can download these tales of the Yukon from the warmth of home!   posted Jan 15, 2009 at 10:31AM

Cover ArtNothing with strings : NPR’s beloved holiday stories
by Bailey White.
Bailey White does not disappoint in this, her latest book, a group of stories centering around the small Southern town of Despera Springs. The stories are sweet, warm, and funny, with a touch of hard reality and more than a bit of magical realism. A great read for temporary escape from the frozen North. The stories were written for White’s annual Thanksgiving contribution to   posted Dec 5, 2008 at 6:01AM

Cover ArtSay uncle : poems
by Ryan, Kay
I haven’t been much of a poetry fan since I left my 20’s, but   posted Dec 5, 2008 at 5:51AM

Cover ArtWhen genius failed : the rise and fall of Long-Term Capital Management
by Lowenstein, Roger
LCTM collapsed and was bailed out in 1998. A behind-the-scenes study of the LTCM rescue "gives a flavor of what the same players are trying to do today to fix the financial markets." Dave Kansas, WSJ 6/29/08   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:20AM

Cover ArtReminiscences of a stock operator [electronic resource]
Originally published in 1923 and still recommended. Dave Kansas (WSJ 6/29/08)says this book "shows that the trader's mind--a hypnotic mixture of certainty and flexibility--has never really changed over the decades."   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:08AM

Cover ArtReminiscences of a stock operator
by Lefevre, Edwin, 1871-1943
Originally published in 1923 and still recommended. Dave Kansas (WSJ 6/29/08)says this book "shows that the trader's mind--a hypnotic mixture of certainty and flexibility--has never really changed over the decades."   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:07AM

Cover ArtThe intelligent investor : a book of practical counsel
by Graham, Benjamin, 1894-1976
Warren Buffet is a fan of Graham's investment plan.   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:07AM

Cover ArtThe little book of common sense investing [compact disc] : the only way to guara
by Bogle, John C.
Bogle argues that trying to time the market is a waste of time and money, and advocates long-term investment in index funds.   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:02AM

Cover ArtThe little book of common sense investing : the only way to guarantee your fair
by Bogle, John C.
Bogle argues that trying to time the market is a waste of time and money, and advocates long-term investment in index funds.   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:02AM

Cover ArtReminiscences of a stock operator [electronic resource]
Originally published in 1923 and still recommended. Dave Kansas (WSJ 6/29/08)says this book "shows that the trader's mind--a hypnotic mixture of certainty and flexibility--has never really changed over the decades.   posted Jul 2, 2008 at 11:00AM

Cover ArtThe history of love
by Nicole Krauss
This is one of my favorite books from the last five years. Don’t let the endless stream of new book goodies distract you from reading "The history of love."   posted May 26, 2008 at 3:34PM

Cover ArtStories from where we live. The great North American prairie
This book connects you with the wild soul of the great prairie. Highly recommended.   posted May 13, 2008 at 1:31AM

Cover ArtHorizons
Craig Blacklock distills his photography to horizons: the meeting of land and water. A beautiful book for contemplation and reverie.   posted May 13, 2008 at 1:30AM

Cover ArtJane Gibbs,
by Neuberger, Anne E., 1953-
The story of Jane Gibbs, kidnapped by missionaries to Minnesota, and her sustaining friendships with the Dakota people in what is now Minneapolis.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:49AM

Cover ArtMe : a memoir
by Ueland, Brenda
Brenda Ueland(1891-1985), an exuberant woman full of energy, joy, and humor lived a full writer's life in Minneapolis and New York. Her best-known book is "If You Want to Write."   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:43AM

Cover ArtMinnesota State fair : an illustrated history
by Koutsky, Kathryn Strand, 1938-
Nothing shouts "Minnesota" like the Minnesota State Fair!   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:36AM

Cover ArtHeart and hard work : memories of
by Kieley, Genny Zak
The history of working class Northeast Minneapolis, a corner of the city cut off by river and railroad, and its unique culture.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:35AM

Cover ArtPontoon : a Lake Wobegon novel
by Keillor, Garrison
Keillor's comic genius shines in this gentle and hilarious tale. I love his ability to tell someone's life story in a paragraph or two. My favorite of his books.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:32AM

Cover ArtThe love hunter
by Hassler, Jon.
Love, cold, friendship tested, and duck hunting in this deeply satisfying early Hassler novel.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:30AM

Cover ArtChasing fire : danger in canoe country
by Fleck, Earl, 1950-
A thoughtful adventure story in the BWCA, by a Minnesota author.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:29AM

Cover ArtBack to the future [DVD] : the complete trilogy
In "Back to the Future" #1, lives change at the prom.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:27AM

Cover ArtCarrie
by King, Stephen, 1947-
THE classic prom drama.And I do mean drama!   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:26AM

Cover ArtThe Time of My Life : 20 Writers on the Heartbreak, Hormones, and Debauchery of
by Spillman, Rob
This one is still on order. The Heartbreak, Hormones, and Debauchery of the Prom: just what this list is about. Includes a selection by Steve Almond, author of "Candyfreak" and "Not that you asked."   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:25AM

Cover ArtAmericana the beautiful : mid-century culture in Kodachrome
by Phoenix, Charles, 1962-
The latest book Charles Phoenix has put together from amateur Kodachrome slides he's rescued from oblivion. A sweet and silly view of an era, this book includes prom pics, space-age architecture, and many other gems from the 50's.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:21AM

Cover ArtL8r, g8r
by Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
This third and final book in Myracle’s popular series about three teens who text follows them through their senior year, and yes, Prom.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:19AM

Cover ArtCarrie
by King, Stephen, 1947-
THE classic prom drama.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:18AM

Cover ArtKings & queens : queers at the prom
by Boyer, David, 1971-
A moving collection of prom stories from GLBT teens, and how their participation in prom has changed, in tales froms 1935 to the present. Lots of pictures.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:17AM

Cover ArtProm night : youth, schools, and popular culture
by Best, Amy L., 1970-
A fun social history of the prom in the 20th century.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:15AM

Cover ArtWonderland : a year in the life of an American high school
by Bamberger, Michael, 1960-
An over-the-top prom tradition in a Pennsylvania town, and the teens who plan and participate.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:14AM

Cover ArtProm
by Anderson, Laurie Halse
Well-regarded teen author Laurie Halse Anderson gives us her take on the prom.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:13AM

Cover ArtProm at the Palace [DVD] : the Queen's concerts, Buckingham Palace
In this case "Prom" is short for Promenade; "the Proms" is the largest music festival in the world.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:13AM

Cover ArtPretty in pink [DVD]
It's all about the dress, it's all about the prom, it's all about the drama in this classic 1980's teen flick.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:12AM

Cover ArtBack to the future [DVD] : the complete trilogy
In "Back to the Future" #1, lives are changed at the prom.   posted May 13, 2008 at 12:11AM

Cover ArtWikinomics : how mass collaboration changes everything
by Tapscott, Don, 1947-
Tapscott and Williams are enthusiastic about the possibilities for change as collaboration becomes the norm.   posted Apr 24, 2008 at 5:51PM

Cover ArtAgainst the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob
by Siegel, Lee, 1957-
Siegal looks at the way the Internet is changing us, particularly the isolating effects of technology.   posted Apr 24, 2008 at 5:48PM

Cover ArtThe alphabet versus the goddess : the conflict between word and image
by Shlain, Leonard
Shlain theorizes that literacy hyperdevelops the left brain, leading cultures to undervalue the right brain and to become more violent. He presents a lot of evidence to support his speculation, while admitting that correlation does not necessarily mean causality. He perceives a cultural shift as we now live in the world of images.   posted Apr 24, 2008 at 5:46PM

Cover ArtThe Talmud and the Internet : a journey between worlds
by Rosen, Jonathan, 1963-
Rosen draws parallels between the Talmud and the Internet, both worlds of argument and information, where almost anything can be found.   posted Apr 24, 2008 at 5:34PM

Cover ArtSongs of the gorilla nation : my journey through autism
by Prince-Hughes, Dawn, 1964-
Prince-Hughes has Asperger's Syndrom, a form of autism, and is unable to form emotional connections with others -- until she learns about emotions by observing gorilla behavior. Her interactions with primates who sign cause her to question the lines we draw between apes and ourselves.   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 7:24PM

Cover ArtThe age of missing information
by McKibben, Bill
The author of "The End of Nature" asks an intriguing question: Which provides more "information," 103 cable channels showering viewers with beguiling factoids--or a weekend in the woods?   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:55PM

Cover ArtIn this sign
by Greenberg, Joanne
If you learn to sign before you learn to speak; if all your family and friends sign, how do you interact with the spoken word? (Fiction)   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:54PM

Cover ArtFeed
by Anderson, M. T.
(Fiction)In an Orwellian future, most people have computer feeds in their heads which entertain and distract them.   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:53PM

Cover ArtFailure to connect : how computers affect our children's minds--for better and w
by Healy, Jane M.
The emotional, social, and personal aspects of children's computer use.   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:47PM

Cover ArtThe making of Second Life : notes from the new world
by Au, Wagner James
Second Life is an Internet-based virtual world. Au believes it will continue to grow, changing the way we interact and do business.   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:32PM

Cover ArtFeed
by Anderson, M. T.
In an Orwellian future, most people have computer feeds in their heads which entertain and distract them.   posted Apr 14, 2008 at 6:26PM

Cover ArtThe uncommon reader
by Alan Bennet
In this witty and wise book, the Queen of England discovers the pleasures and perils of reading. One is pleased to have read this book.   posted Apr 7, 2008 at 10:25AM


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