These titles are a reminder of the wonderful things that can happen when we are kind to each other.
On September 11, 2001, 38 jetliners were forced to land on Newfoundland Island in Canada. In an amazing show of kindness, the island locals met the distraught passengers with food, supplies, transportation, and more. This work of nonfiction is a moving example of the depths of human compassion amidst tragedy.
Lonely artist Julian Jessop writes his life story in a little green notebook and leaves it in a cafe on a whim. The notebook is passed between various residents of the neighborhood, each of whom adds to the story. Before long, this unlikely group of strangers comes together in friendship. Uplifting, humorous, and quirky, this one is sure to lift your spirits.
In this study on human behavior, Gladwell looks at the way that people understand (or fail to understand) each other. Using examples of famous cases such as Bernie Madoff and Amanda Knox, he explores the reasons we often misjudge strangers and the ways that we can do better. For those with an interest in psychology and easy-to-read nonfiction.
After the loss of her husband, Lilian begins working at a community garden. Along with her two young daughters, she finds unexpected friendships and even a bit of romance. With the help of her new community, Lilian finally begins to heal in this heartwarming story.