Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘Soul of the Fire’ is a fictional tale of Tibet’s very real struggle

    “Soul of the Fire” is a story of Tibet’s nonviolent resistance to China’s occupation told through acts of great cruelty, great kindness and great courage. Its protagonist is Shan Tao Yun, a former inspector for Beijing’s Public Security Bureau who served five

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    ‘The Marble Orchard’ spins tale of man’s trouble

    Alex Taylor’s fresh literary voice echoes from the coal-bearing hills and limestone bluffs of east Kentucky, home to the extended Sheetmire clan of “The Marble Orchard.” Gathering for the Sheetmire homecoming, even outsiders Clem and Derna Sheetmire and son, Beam, have been invited for

  • Books | May 23, 2015

    Decide between a summer of salads or burgers

    Pecoraro

    May is National Salad Month, so that’s good news for those of us who want to eat lean and green this summer. May is also National Hamburger Month. That’s also good news for those of us who love all things burgers and grilling.

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    ‘Journeys Home’ offers 25 personal essays about family history

    This beautiful book consists of 26 short personal essays, most around 10 pages long, about people traveling back to lands from which their parents, grandparents or more distant ancestors came. Sometimes they seek forebears from several hundred years ago or even longer, sometimes as recently as the

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    ‘Chestnut Street’ provides glimpse into Dublin

    Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland’s most prolific and popular writers, writing for more than 27 years and selling 40 million books. In addition to best-selling novels, she wrote a number of interlocking short stories, many never made public. They were recently assembled in a book

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    Celebrate a ‘summer of heroes’ at your library

    Jessica.long

    Every hero has a story, and you can discover them all at the library this summer. Super heroes will take over the library during summer reading with books, prizes and programs for everyone from babies to adults. Everyone is invited to kick off the summer

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    Book provides support and comfort to smokers trying to drop the habit

    So you’ve tried the patches, gum and candy. Medication only made you drowsy with hardly any energy to spare. Over and over, you’ve sucked air from plastic straws that had been cut to the size of cigarettes. Going cold turkey is especially difficult

  • Books | May 09, 2015

    Alan Cummings tracks his lineage in ‘Not My Father’s Son’

    The author, acclaimed Scottish actor Alan Cumming, is a well-known stage (“Macbeth,” “Cabaret”), film (“Spy Kids,” “X2,” “Eyes Wide Shut”) and television (“The Good Wife,” “Masterpiece Mystery” host) actor. This is far from your typical celebrity biography, however. Rather, it is a gut-wrenching and honest

  • Books | May 09, 2015

    Appealing new titles for readers at the library

    There’s always a bounty of wonderful new adult books at the library in the spring. With so many to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow your picks to just a special few. Here’s a very limited sampling of what has recently arrived: “

  • Books | May 08, 2015

    ‘Blue Warrior’ tackles geopolitics in the Sahara

    Troy Pearce is a restless, disillusioned soul. He’s a former CIA agent who served his country honorably, even heroically, in Afghanistan and who has lost faith in his government. He now owns a successful civilian drone company with top-notch equipment that operates internationally, but


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