Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough is a quirky, inspirational “how to” book for artists. Normally, when I check out a book like this, I skip most of the text. But I found McDonough’s prose charming and easy to digest. There’s no pretentious artsy lingo, just simple directions with lovely pictures. McDonough explains… View more
Tana French’s fourth book in her Dublin Murder Squad series, Broken Harbor, now follows Detective Frank “Scorcher” Kennedy as he investigates a mysterious family murder in a quiet suburban village outside of Dublin, Ireland destroyed by the recession. Scorcher is also dealing with flashback memories of the death of his mother and a younger sister… View more
There are times when books leave you feeling heartbroken that they are over. This was the case with “Heft” by Liz Moore. In “Heft” we meet the severely obese Arthur Opp, a former professor who hasn’t left his home for over a decade. Arthur’s struggle with his weight and the shame of it keep him inside and it takes the chance phone call from an old friend to shake things up.
We’ve just added about 200 new eBooks to our Overdrive collection! Here’s a sampling of our newest titles, just click on the picture to read the description. Hurry before they’re all gone!
You’ve probably heard by now that the entire Harry Potter series is available now in eBook form but you may not have heard that you can also check them out for free from Cedar Rapids Public Library. Relive the magic and start from the beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Just click on… View more
Take a look at the newest March releases! Just click on the picture to check availability and browse the rest of the new titles.
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.
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.
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy contains seven interviews Mrs. Kennedy conducted in 1964 on her life with the President. Heat Rises is the third Nikki Heat book by Richard Castle. J.D. Robb continues her In Death series with New York to Dallas. Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah… View more
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a recently released young adult book by first time author Ransom Riggs. The story of teenage Jacob and his grandfather’s mysterious stories and death is combined with odd, old photographs which appear throughout the book. Miss Peregrine’s is delightfully creepy, like listening to ghost stories by campfire. My… View more