October 1, 2017

American Educator by Ginger L. Franklin, donated in memory of Terri G. McCully, chronicles the author’s true story from ninth-grade dropout, to university instructor and beyond. Out of her turbulent years teaching in colleges and prison, and helping students from over 50 countries, many personal, often heart-wrenching stories as well as the complex realities of overseas conflicts, rarely seen on the news, are exposed.

Monsterland written by James Crowley and donated in memory of Susan Tatum is a suspense-filled, hilarious, and heartwarming adventure, written for middle school children. Running into the woods to escape neighborhood bullies, Charlie finds himself entering Monsterland, a mysterious place where werewolves live amongst troll and goblins. With the help of a hulking monster chaperone, Charlie searches to find what happened to his cousin Billy.

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson and Today’s Moment of Truth by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg have been donated in memory of Wanda Walters and Krissie Carter.

If You Plant a Seed presents a resonant, gently humorous story that demonstrates for young children not only the process of planting and growing but also how even the smallest acts of kindness, compassion, and generosity can bear sweet fruit.

Today’s Moment of Truth tenders 180 insightful devotions based on scientific, historical, and biblical facts, sharing daily infusions of inspirational and encouraging spiritual truths while deepening your knowledge of the evidence for Christianity.

AI: Its Nature and Future by Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence (AI), considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious. Moreover, it reveals how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible.

The Ultimatum by Karen Robards bristles with the drama around Bianca St. Ives, the best in the business. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole, but her latest gig had a little hiccup. That is if you count two hundred million dollars and top-secret government documents going missing as little.

Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson navigates a twisting plot in which nothing is as it seems. Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, must contend with the pressure to deliver results through the governor’s new Missing Persons Task Force. As they investigate two unrelated cold cases, the two find themselves in the midst of growing suspicions about public agendas and questions that lie just beneath the surface of Evie’s personal life.