Staff Suggestions

Deep DarkDeep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Hector Tobar

“A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San José mine collapse outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010.”

Staff comment: It’s just an incredible story that should be read and remembered. There is so much more to the story than what we watched unfold through the media. The reader will learn a lot about what went on behind the scenes and the chilean rescue team that were directly involved.

Book of QuestionsThe Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda

“Composed of 316 unanswerable questions, these poems integrate the wonder of a child with the experiences of an adult. By turns Orphic, comic, surreal, and poignant, Neruda’s questions lead the reader beyond reason into realms of intuition and pure imagination.

This complete translation of Pablo Neruda’s El libro de las preguntas (The Book of Questions) features Neruda’s original Spanish-language poems alongside William O’Daly’s English translations. In his introduction O’Daly, who has translated eight volumes of Pablo Neruda’s poetry, writes, ‘These poems, more so than any of Neruda’s other work, remind us that living in a state of visionary surrender to the elemental questions, free of the quiet desperation of clinging too tightly to answers, may be our greatest act of faith.'”

Staff comment: I would suggest this book to someone with a vivid imagination, a person who enjoys a quiet read and likes books that make them think and feel.

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