While many fans of the horror genre gravitate towards vampires, werewolves, and witches, I’ve never really been able to sink my teeth into books with those sort of supernatural baddies. My creature of choice has always been, and always will be, zombies. So what is so great about zombies? Besides the valuable social commentary that […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun, and I especially love seeing the cute costumes kids wear to the library! If you’re looking for a delightful picture book to share with young trick-or-treaters, try Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin (published in 2013). The pigs, cow, and duck from Cronin’s previous adventures […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers is a travelogue of Eric Hansen’s life as he journeyed all over the world in his 20′s, 30′s and 40′s. These short stories are fascinating tales of encounters with individuals in cultures mostly very different than ours. It begins with a story in France and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ever since the movie came out Gone Girl is gone from our shelves. If you’re waiting for the book or are looking for something like it, here are are a few suggestions. Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas – A mother’s controlling nature turns dark when her oldest daughter runs off. Defending […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Grownups like to dress up, eat junk food and have the bejeezus scared out of them too! Whether its Halloween cocktails, couples costumes or pumpkin carving, Manhattan Public Library has you covered with lots of ideas! Here are two of our most popular books for Halloween fun in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are surrounded by inventions that have made shaped our modern world, but how often are we conscious of this fact? In his fascinating book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Steven Johnson presents a history of ideas and innovation. Johnson takes a long zoom approach, a broad view […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mia, a prosecutor in Seattle’s Violent Crimes Unit, is attacked in the courtroom by a twenty-two year old killer who blames her for his conviction. The killer knocks her to the floor with a razor at her throat. Shaken and bruised, this is the start of a mind-bending day. Mia, mother to a teen and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Young Elites is the brand new series opener by Marie Lu, author of the bestselling Legend trilogy. Unlike Legend, this one is set in an alternative medieval world. Ten years ago, a deadly plague swept through Kenettra leaving thousands dead. Many of those who did survive were branded with strange markings. In Adelina’s case, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In her newest addition to her Blue Heron series, In Your Dreams, Kristan Higgins has created a sweet, funny and entertaining romance. Emmaline Neal, a police officer in Manningsport, has been invited to her ex-finacee’s wedding. In order to avoid looking pathetic, she needs to bring along a date. Jack Holland, who runs the Blue […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Sunflower eLibrary downloadable audiobook has been a delight to listen to. Akira Macauley runs a sheep ranch and has prayed for help. But when God sends her a half starved convict she questions his answer and reminds God that she really could use someone that knows something about sheep. The Shepherd’s Voice is about forgiveness and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.