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  • Books | August 24, 2014

    ‘The Orenda’ captures a different era

    “The Orenda” is a story about Huron Indians — the Wendat — in the first half of the 17th century. It’s told through the eyes of three individuals: Bird, a great “war-bearer” of the Bear Clain who rises to the role of chieftain; Snow Falls, a

  • Books | August 24, 2014

    Beaton’s ‘Hamish’ a likable lead

    This is the latest in a long series of murder mysteries written by prolific British writer M. C. Beaton over the last 20 years or so and features the Highland Scottish police constable Hamish Macbeth.  In spite of an amazing ability to solve mysteries and

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Rowling’s ‘Galbraith’ experiment starting to pass some tests

    It’s not often that an author’s debut novel goes from a slow seller to a huge success literally overnight. In the case of “A Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, the huge burst in sales came last summer when Galbraith was revealed to

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    Mystery solved, Watson: Library has the cure for those ‘Sherlocked’

    Keri.mills

    The BBC series, “Sherlock,” premiered in 2010 and has since gained legions of followers. If you are one of the many, like myself, who have been “Sherlocked,” then you were unhappy with the news that season four will not even begin filming until the winter of 2015.

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘Dogs’ a good mix of history and novel

    Bobbie Pyron’s “The Dogs of Winter” is certainly one of those rare gems that produced in me a flux of emotions. And I am glad that the novel, based on a true story, will soon be released in paperback format on Aug. 26. Pyron’s

  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘One Night’ captivates with reality

    It isn’t often a Western writer takes readers into Moscow, at least not in the triumphant period after VE Day. It’s easy for Americans to forget how much the Soviet Union lost in World War II, yet the vast death and destruction that

  • Books | August 10, 2014

    ‘Lonesome Dove’ author back with another Western tale

    Fans of Larry Mc Murtry are divided in their opinions of this book. Once you have written an epic like “Lonesome Dove,” some readers simply expect it to be duplicated. This work is different than anything the prolific 74year old Mc Murtry has done so

  • Books |Movies | August 10, 2014

    Now showing at a library near you: Books set to hit the big screen

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    In the coming weeks and months, several books that have been favorites at Manhattan Public Library have been made into films and will be coming to a theater near you! Some of these films are: “The Hundred Foot Journey” Release: Aug. 8   Staring Helen Mirren

  • Books | August 10, 2014

    ‘Inheritance’ a crash-course in genetics

    Our biology teachers lied to us. The Mendelian Laws of Inheritance are not eternal, immutable truths. Indeed, strictly speaking, they are not true at all. Sharon Moalem, a medical doctor, geneticist, and New York Times best-selling author, has made a study of genetic abnormalities, their

  • Books | August 03, 2014

    ‘It’s Complicated’ delves into social lives of teens in Internet age

    When I saw this book on the shelves of new books at the Manhattan Public Library, I almost passed it by, doubting I would find anything new on this topic that has been so thoroughly discussed in recent years.  I am so glad I


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