The Historian is different from the vampire novels coming out over the last few years, don’t look for any paranormal romance here. As the title suggests, it is much more of a historical novel than anything else. The story follows three generations of historians trying to unravel a mystery that leads them to uncovering the… View more
Iris Johansen continues her series on detective Eve Duncan in Bonnie, which tells the story of Eve’s daughter. Infernals by John Connolly is the sequel to his supernatural thriller The Gates. Christmas Wedding is a rare romance from the prolific James Patterson. Local favorite Ed Gorman has a new SamMcCain mystery called Bad Moon Rising.
Lee Child’s The Affair, the 16ththriller in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, finally delivers the origins of the idealistic (and lethal) Reacher persona. When the series started in 1997 with The Killing Floor, the hero was already a former Army M.P. At last, we find out why he had to leave the Army. The first… View more
Join Bruce Campbell in this zany adventure also starring Ossie Davis. Bruce Campbell stars as an aging Elvis, yep, he didn’t really die, in a retirement community where the residents seem to be dying off at a much higher rate. Sensing something is amiss, Elvis goes to see his fellow resident and buddy Jack, who… View more
So why on Earth would I recommend Troll 2? Because it’s widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made, it’s even the subject of the documentary Best Worst Movie (which the library also owns). Most of the crew, including the director and screenwriter, were Italian and spoke very little English. The actors… View more
This beautiful, very human documentary not only highlights the civil rights issue of our day, but gives an overview of American gay history by connecting the dots of events over four decades as seen through the eyes of Edie & Thea, a passionate & unlikely couple. Marriage equality is a loaded phrase no matter what… View more
I didn’t know Amanda Knox from Casey Anthony, and I hadn’t read much more than the headlines enveloping her. So, it was by chance that I picked The Fatal Gift of Beauty, Nina Burleigh’s account of Meredith Kercher’s murder, from the shelf. It’s a terrific book. Burleigh places the murder and Amanda Knox’s arrest and… View more
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister is about more than just a cooking class. Personal histories of the each class member are mingled with ongoing interpersonal relationships between them. It all starts with the teacher who brings a unique perspective to the world of cooking. She is part mentor and part psychologist. And… View more
We’ve just added about 150 more eBooks titles to our digital library, ranging from older favorites to new releases. Here’s a sample but check out the whole list here.
The Night Circus is the debut novel by Erin Morgenstern. Set at the turn of the 19th century, two master magicians make a wager on who can train the better student. They separately raise two children, training them for this mysterious contest. The arena is the magical night circus. This circus appears at night without… View more