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Savvy Stacks shares information regarding common societal themes in the local community that affect the Truckee Library and its readers, as well as Moonshine Ink’s readers. The column will address the changing dynamics of media, multimedia, culture, books, and reading habits and will review several books and other tools found at the library that are relevant to the theme.

On Shelves Now

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This month’s Savvy Stacks column features recently published titles by local authors and works that have ties to the region. From romance to comedy, poetry to child-friendly reads, there’s something for everyone.

Get Involved in Your Community’s Future 2

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These three books will get you thinking about how Truckee can positively address climate change.

Literary Locals

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Literary Goods: Check out these little gems from local authors, from a coming-of-age novel to a guide to understanding the California water system to an updated history of Truckee.

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

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Here are five books by literary icon Joan Didion, known for the brilliant prose of her essays, novels, and screenplays, and for the groundbreaking role she played in the evolution of “new journalism” in the mid-20th century.

Jeremy on Jeremy

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Jeremy Jones and Jeremy Evans, Lake Tahoe authors, published books recently, and Moonshine Ink asked them to review each other’s. Both volumes are rooted in snowboarding but are very different from each other. Here’s the result.

Little Readers to Future Leaders

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Reading proficiency in third grade predicts future academic success. Tahoe/Truckee education partners are working to bridge the academic achievement gap for children experiencing socio-economic disadvantages.

Words Matter: Holiday Picks for Those on Your Gift List

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The experts at Word After Word Books share their picks for your holidays shopping lists. From memoirs and travel tales to kid vampire slayers and nature, you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

The Donner Party — How Well Do You Really Know Their...

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One hundred years ago on June 6, 1918, a tribute to the Donner Party and all the 19th century pioneers who ventured across the plains to California was unveiled at Donner Memorial State Park. These three books will help readers learn more.

Gift of Reading Locals

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Give the gift of reading this holiday season while also supporting these local authors: For the kids My Dog Has Six Friends: The Life and Times...

Sugar and Spice to Readers Entice

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Word Up: The fine folks at Word After Word Books share some of their favorite holiday gift picks.