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Sun Breaks – Sailing with Impunity

Apr 15, 2016

Impunity: freedom from punishment, harm or loss. Impunity was the serendipitous name for the vessel that in 1989 carried Mary and Bruce Trimble, now of Camano Island, on their 13,000 mile voyage through the South Seas and back to Seattle.

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Girl on the Train Wins Sno-Isle Prose Bowl

Jan 22, 2016

Readers in Snohomish and Island counties have crowned The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins the winner of the Sno-Isle Libraries 2015 Prose Bowl.

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Book Review – Beyond Expectations

Oct 2, 2015

Bud Budinger, a long time engineer from Spokane, Washington, has penned a historical fiction novel that reimagines the history of Pacific Northwest during the pre-Civil War period.

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Review – The Eye Care Revolution

May 15, 2015

For 40 years, Dr. Robert Abel Jr. has dedicated his professional life as an ophthalmologist to preserving vision.

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Sno-Isle Libraries: Home, Garden and DIY

Jan 23, 2015

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie." ~ from David Mamet's Boston Marriage

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A Day That Lives in Infamy

Nov 28, 2014

The road to war between Japan and the United States began in the 1930s when differences over China drove the two nations apart.

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Book Review – Telling It the Way It Was

Apr 4, 2014

In David Jussero’s book, Telling It the Way It Was: A Country Boy Survives Life in the City, he urges his readers to get the most out of life, because “Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you come to the end, the faster it goes.”

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Top 5 Bah Humbug Movie List for 2013

Dec 13, 2013

It’s that time of year and Christmas is drawing near! For some people, Christmas is a special time for families to be together, students taking a break from school and good will towards thy fellow man. How can anyone possibly hate this lovely holiday?

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Seize the Daylight

Nov 1, 2013

There are likely few among us who could, with certainty or accuracy, elaborate on the history of and justification for the long-held practice of daylight savings time.

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When Mockingbirds Sing

Oct 18, 2013

Coffey's flair for storytelling draws the reader into his novel from the first sentence: "In those long days between the town's death and its rebirth, everyone had a story of how the magic came to Leah Norcross."

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Sarah’s Key

Oct 4, 2013

In July of 1942, ten year old Sarah Starzinski is awakened from a deep sleep by the French police pounding on her family's Parisian apartment door.

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The Canterbury Question

Sep 20, 2013

Sarah Harris yearns to be a teacher, but has no hopes of her dream being fulfilled as higher education was not available to young "colored" ladies of Canterbury, Connecticut in the 1800's

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