Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | June 11, 2016

    Books that will stretch your mind in a good way

    Danielle Schapaugh

    I know a Canadian novelist who can take your heart places it never wanted to go while still making you happy you took the journey. The first book I read by Lori Lansens, simply called “The Girls,” is the story of conjoined twins, told alternately

  • Books | June 05, 2016

    Intrigue, romance, art in ‘The Last Painting’

    Even readers who are not fans of Dutch art will be intrigued by this work of historical fiction. In the 17th century, the Guild of St. Luke controlled every part of artistic life in Low Countries. Readers may be familiar with famous artists at this

  • Books | June 05, 2016

    Brainstorm your summer reading list at MPL


    On your mark, get set…READ!  The library’s annual summer reading program has begun. Everyone, from babies to seniors, can participate by keeping track of reading and earning prizes or tickets for prize drawings. So, what is on your summer reading list? 

  • Books | June 05, 2016

    Rupi Kaur explores gender through poetry, prose, art

    The first heartbreak a young girl encounters will sting and feel like death from the poisoned tip of a backstabbing arrow. As she matures, there will be more traumas, loves and lost loves, sad music, violent themes and additional painful and relevant stories for her

  • Books | May 29, 2016

    Digging into the history of a popular drink

    Following water, tea is the number two drink consumed globally.  Most people have some general knowledge about tea: varieties come in black, green, oolong, white and red, with the differences usually determined by degree of fermentation. No chemicals are used on the tea harvest;

  • Books | May 29, 2016

    The ultimate thriller: a murder mystery in space

    “The Ark” is a murder mystery that unfolds in an environment in which a murder hasn’t been committed for decades, perhaps a couple centuries. “The Ark” is a science fiction tale that takes place at some unspecified point in the future and entirely — almost —

  • Books | May 29, 2016

    Author Nathaniel Philbrick brings history alive


    Though it was published some 15 years ago, Nathaniel Philbrick’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has remained a terrific account of 19th century whaling adventures, complete with day-to-day details of the hardship, cannibalism and mayhem c used by a violent sperm whale.  In

  • Books | May 22, 2016

    Putin up a fight: US, Russian spies subject of novel

    Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames are infamous in U.S. espionage community. The first was an FBI agent and the second was a CIA counterespionage agent. Both betrayed their colleagues and the United States by selling secrets to the Soviet Union and Russia — actions that

  • Books | May 21, 2016

    Debut authors to freshen up your reading list


    We’ve put away the coats and sweaters and pulled out the sandals and shorts. It’s time to tuck winter away and breathe in the fresh air of spring. Along with the new leaves, flowers, and grass, this is a great time to freshen

  • Books | May 21, 2016

    Journalist comes to terms with son’s autism

    Imagine a high-powered, award-winning, sports-loving political journalist whose job takes him away from home for long hours covering presidents.  That was Ron Fournier, author of this intensely personal, self-disclosing memoir of his coming to terms with the Asperger’s syndrome diagnosis of his son

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