Books

  • Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel will delight old and new fans alike

    This latest novel from Nicholas Sparks will delight his regular fans and may also win some new ones. Three aspects of this book differ from most of this popular author’s previous works. On the one hand, at 486 pages, it .

  • Walker’s protagonist investigates local murder

    Bruno Courreges is the chief of police — and about half of the police department — in St. Denis, a fictional village on the River Vezere in the Perigord, a charming region of southwestern France that specializes in good wines, good food .

  • Friends reunite to solve mystery in ‘Girl Next Door’

    When workers digging up the foundation of a house in a London suburb discover a metal biscuit box with two severed hands within, the discovery sets off a ripple effect that brings together a group of childhood friends who played .

  • A list of books to curl up with on a cold winter’s night Marcia.allen1

    With summer activities but a memory and colder weather looming in the near future, it’s time to return to indoor activities. Fortunately for us, these changes coincide with the release of new fall book titles. And this season’s .

  • ‘Crenshaw’ tells heartwarming story

    “Crenshaw.” When pronounced it has a nice ring to it, but this huge, seven-foot-tall imaginary cat can be intimidating even to Jackson who gave him that name.  Ten-year-old Jackson knows his family is in deep trouble. And it looks as .

  • Smith brings Victorian classic into present day

    This novel is a modern updating of Jane Austen’s “Emma,” brought forward to the 21st century.  It is very faithful, perhaps excessively so, to Austen’s original story and text, including all the same characters and even most .

  • ‘The Ice Queen’ presents compelling WWII mystery

    “The Ice Queen” is a compelling contemporary mystery with roots in Nazi Germany at the end of World War II. It begins with German Detective Oliver Bodenstein and his team investigating the first of many puzzling murders near Frankfurt. The .

  • Library to host variety of children’s programs this month Brian ingals

    October is already behind us, and our lives seem to get more eventful as the holidays draw near. Manhattan Public Library is no exception. Throughout the month of November, the Youth Services Department has a wide variety of programs and .

  • ‘Feral Cities’ explores human-animal relationships in urban environments

    Coyotes, wolves, cougars, baboons and bears are watching us. For many years, they have sharpened their vision, kept their ears in tune and their noses quivering. These animals and many others do not seem so timid anymore as they continue .

  • Vignettes examine war from various perspectives

    Unlike many authors who rely on a single first-person narrative to pierce through the so-called “fog of war,” Phil Klay instead attempts to lift that fog with a series of tightly wound vignettes that together create “Redeployment,” a collection of .

  • New librarian to launch programs specifically for tweens Screenshot 11

    Across the far reaches of the Internet are articles, surveys and studies about how to raise children to be reasonable, functioning human beings (some day). Children approach learning differently, and those approaches differ depending on their age, attentiveness, activity level, .

  • ‘Orphan Train’ is compelling, informative

    This incredibly engrossing novel opens in 1929 and follows the adventures of Niamh Power, a 9-year-old Irish girl who has recently immigrated to America with her family.  Her family is already barely surviving on the streets of New York when .


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