Life can change in the blink of an eye, and this lesson is exactly what Franky Joe will learn. After the incarceration of his mother, Franky Joe is forced to move to Illinois with a father he has never known, a stepmother he has never wanted, and four half-brothers he could care less about. Determined […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Beth Harrison St. Amand has written a poignant memoir that can help break the taboos of speaking about suicide. It is obvious what a devastating loss she and many other family and friends have experienced in the death of her son, Gregory, to suicide a few years ago. It is particularly relevant because this family […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In Emma and the Blue Genie, eight year-old Emma has the good fortune of living right beside the ocean. So, when she can’t sleep at night she and her dog Tristan go to sit on the beach and watch the waves. One night a bottle washes up on shore, but there’s no message in the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In this fascinating series, author Steven Johnson, introduces us to little-known scientists and everyday people who came up with ideas that changed the way we live today. How We Got to Now is divided into six parts, each with a theme–Cold, Time, Light, Clean, Glass, and Sound. Ever wonder why the time zones in the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Looking for a new book to keep you company this winter? We’ve got a slew of new titles coming in. Here are a few of the ones we are excited about. General Fiction A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (May 2015): Atkinson’s Life After Life was a gorgeous, genre- and time-bending work that followed the lives […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author and illustrator Steve Jenkins is renowned for his incredible non-fiction writing and torn paper illustrations. He does not disappoint in this niche children’s non-fiction book, Eye to Eye. The book begins with a simple explanation for each type of eye that exists in nature, from pinhole eyes to compound eyes. Throughout the book, each […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Graeme Simsion is back with his second laugh out loud novel about life for socially inept Don Tillman. This Asperger’s plagued genetics professor has achieved the task of finding a wife, no thanks to his 16 page survey potential mates must fill out. He has married Rosie Jarman, a self sufficient, feminist medical student and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tracy Crosswhite became a homicide detective after her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared. The man that confessed to killing Sarah, never told where he had left her remains. Tracy was convinced that Edmund House did not commit the crime he confessed to, so she used her homicide skills to try to discover who the real killer was. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s the new year, you’ve packed away all of the holiday décor, and now it’s time to get your home clean and ORGANIZED! Ugh, that dreaded word! It strikes fear in the heart of many people. Where do I start? What do I do? What if I throw it away and then I need it? Well, Manhattan […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
My reading list was increased by one this morning when I heard an interview on NPR with Hector Tobar, the author of Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. NPR has started a Morning Editions Reads book club and this was […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.