I don’t read Science Fiction; too many space creatures for me; but when I decided to read “Wool” by Hugh Howey, I couldn’t put the book down. And for you nonfiction readers, a fun history lesson with Harry and Bess Truman. Both books remind me that we have many freedoms here in America and why we celebrate our independence in July.
By Hugh Howey
In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all – he asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. Howey writes at a personal level that takes you into the silo where you see everything from the vegetation to the distant stars and feel what their very existence means to the silo family. Try this Science Fiction story about people – no zombies either, I promise.
Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure
By Matthew Algeo
Let’s face it; history can be boring, with all the dates to remember (lots of dates), wars to dissect, and treaties to discuss. This wonderful book breathes a welcome dose of fresh air into the world of history. Harry Truman, no longer President, packed the trunk of his car, and did something no other former president has done before or since; he hit the road. Join Harry and Bess on their 2,500 mile journey, discover the dreams of an idealistic generation, learn about the fears of a postwar America, and develop a heartfelt appreciation for this country’s last citizen-president. Best of all you’ll learn a little history in a fun and engaging way. Enjoy!