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UP with Reading! Great Reads At the New University Park Library

May 29th, 2013 | by The Update
UP with Reading - Great Reads At the New University Park Library - Summer Reading Good Books

It’s our privilege to give the Highland Park and University Park libraries wonderful books that further their mission to foster reading in our community. Here’s some of our favorites (make sure to pick them up at the library before they’re all checked out)!

robbie-briggs

THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS

By SARAH ORNE JEWETT

“This novel, written in 1896, is about the area of Maine my wife, Nancy, and I treasure. The cottage that Miss Jewett wrote from, and about, is just steps from our property in Martinsville, Maine. The book can be read as a study of the effects of isolation and hardship on the inhabitants of fishing villages along the coast. You can almost smell the balsam fir in the pages of this quaint little book.”

– Robbie Briggs | 1-847-780-6499 | rb@briggsfreeman.com

 

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WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS

By WILSON RAWLS

“This well-loved classic is a family favorite in our home. The heartwarming story of the love and loyalty, and ultimately loss, between a boy and his hunting dogs and the rich description of life and survival on the American frontier, reflect on a former age while teaching everlasting character qualities to all generations.”

– Nancy Parks-Uhrbrock | 214-604-6542 | nparks@briggsfreeman.com

 

clair-storey

UNBROKEN

By LAURA HILLENBRAND

“This book holds a permanent place of honor in my heart. Louis Zamperini’s story of “Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” serves as my daily reminder to be thankful for those who have served and are currently serving our country!”

– Clair Storey | 214-507-1388 | cestorey@briggsfreeman.com

chari-singleton

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

By MARGERY WILLIAMS

“This timeless story was one of my favorites as a girl. It is the story of life lessons about unconditional love, acceptance, friendship and the value of individualism… a joy for both children and adults.”

– Chari Singleton | 214-384-1616 | csingleton@briggsfreeman.com

 

ann-shaw

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

By HARPER LEE

“I was deeply moved by the author’s depiction of small town life and moral education. It taught me valuable lessons about how good and evil coexist in the world.”

– Ann Shaw | 214-532-4824 | ashaw@briggsfreeman.com

 

melissa-melville

THE SECRET GARDEN

By FRANCES HODGSON BURNET T

“I adored this book as a child; I was transported to another time and place while reading about Mary Lennox and her adventures at Misselthwaite Manor. This author also wrote A Little Princess, which was another childhood favorite.”

– Melissa Melville | 972-733-8718 | mmelville@briggsfreeman.com

 

tom-hughes

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO

By DR. SEUSS

“Wonderful life lessons for all ages and life stages. Dr. Seuss rejoices in the potential we all have to fulfill our wildest dreams. Wisdom combined with humor make this book one of my favorites.”

– Tom Hughes | 214-649-3323 | thughes@briggsfreeman.com

 

becky-frey

FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY

By SUSAN JEFFERS, PH.D.

“I have always been a fan of self-improvement books and this is one of many that I have read multiple times. LIFE IS FULL OF FEAR, ESPECIALLY IN SALES! This book taught me to create feelings of excitement and success, and to convert any fear into positive change. I recommend it for those who are interested in building their careers, to all students and to anyone considering a change of path.”

– Becky Frey | 214-536-4727 | bfrey@briggsfreeman.com

penny-tower-cook

MARTHA SPEAKS

By SUSAN MEDDAUGH

“Our family loves dogs, and I often read dog stories to my son. Martha Speaks was one of our favorites because Martha gains the ability to speak and becomes a hero!”

– Penny Tower Cook | 214-384-2847 | ptcook@briggsfreeman.com

 

pam-brannon

THE FAIRIES OF TURTLE CREEK

By JILL K. SAYRE

“I love to support local authors! A charming story about believing in magic, this book was loved by my young teenage nieces. Set in Highland Park, Texas, in both modern times and the 1920s, it’s a perfect read for the Centennial Celebration of Highland Park and its school district.”

Pamela Brannon | 214-912-1756 | pbrannon@briggsfreeman.com

alex-trusler

RAISING A MODERN-DAY KNIGHT

By ROBERT LEWIS

“Teaching sons to grow up rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility and leading courageously is so critical in today’s society. This book has helped me instill the right values into my boys to help them grow into authentic men.”

Alex Trusler | 214-755-8180 | atrusler@briggsfreeman.com

 

michael-campbell

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

By E.B. WHITE

“I read this for the first time in, I think, the 3rd grade, and was thoroughly swept into the barnyard world of Charlotte and Wilbur. All the great themes are present in this work: birth, life, death, honesty, truth, loyalty, friendship, and caring. It’s a truly heartbreaking and inspiring book.”

– Michael Campbell | 214-676-0399 | mcampbell@briggsfreeman.com

 

pogir

JOURNAL OF INVENTIONS: LEONARDO DA VINCI

By JASPRE BARK

“The Renaissance’s most incredible mind, his personal notebooks and sketches are brought to life in 3-D pop-ups to inspire everyone to dream!”

– Pogir | 214-244-3103 | pogir@briggsfreeman.com

 

will-seale

MERE CHRISTIANITY

By C.S. LEWIS

“This clear, logical explanation and defense of Christianity has been an invaluable resource to me in every aspect of life.”

– Will Seale | 214-707-9707 | wseale@briggsfreeman.com

 

cathy-orr-barton

THE NANCY DREW MYSTERIES

By CAROLYN KEENE

“These books taught me what it meant to say “I just couldn’t put the book down.” I was completely captivated by Nancy’s resourcefulness and sense of adventure. I learned what great entertainment a book could be.”

Cathy Orr Barton | 214-202-9537 | cbarton@briggsfreeman.com

 

Karla-Trusler

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME

By RON HALL AND DENVER MOORE

“This profoundly moving and inspiring story created in me a desire to see every person who crosses my path in life as God created them, regardless of where they are or what they are doing at that moment in time.”

Karla Trusler | 214-682-6511 | ktrusler@briggsfreeman.com

susan-baldwin

THE GOLDEN BOOK OF FAIRY TALES

By ADRIENNE SEGUR AND MARIE PONSOT

“We spent hours reading to our daughters from this premier fairy tale book, originally published in 1958, getting lost in the adventure and magic of the stories and the gorgeous illustrations. It’s a classic!”

– Susan Baldwin | 214-763-1591 | sbaldwin@briggsfreeman.com

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/book-list/Best-New-Books-of-2013-New-Book-Reviews#ixzz2UhVSha1E

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty supports the University Park library and its efforts to innure a love of reading! 

 

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