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  • Books | September 05, 2015

    Ample drama and action in ‘Constant Fear’

    Most of “Constant Fear” takes place in Pepperell Academy, a high-quality, high-cost prep school in a rural, East Coast community. One of its students is Andy Dent, a bright teenager who has a wide range of abilities but less money than his fellow students and

  • Books | September 05, 2015

    Getting the most out of the library catalog


    The Manhattan Public Library’s catalog is much more than a list of the books, DVDs, CDs and other types of materials in the library’s collection. If we dissect a catalog record, we find a treasure trove of information about books and authors to

  • Books | September 05, 2015

    ‘Child of Mine’ explores family ties

    The bestselling author Beverly Lewis has teamed up with her husband, David Lewis, to produce “Child of Mine.” After his brother and sister-in-law died in an accident, Jack Livingston became the guardian of their adopted 4-year-old daughter, Natalie. Jack took Natalie, or Nattie, under his

  • Books | September 05, 2015

    Burnham presents Native American hero

    “There were no survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876) except for Custer’s horse, Comanche.” How many times have we heard that? Actually, there were many survivors, all of them Indian. Dewey Beard (His Indian name was Putinhin.) was wounded in this

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    ‘Last Reunion’ part mstery, part drama, all comedy

    Sara Jane (“Sookie”) Poole, a sixtyish woman in a small Alabama town near Mobile, lives a reasonably content, if unexciting, life. She is happily married to local dentist Earle Poole, Jr., and has recently seen all three of her daughters (Dee Dee, Ce Ce, and

  • Books | August 30, 2015

    Liftin weaves tabloid gossip into fiction

    “Movie Star” is written as a tell-all (fictional) autobiography of Lizzie Pepper, an actress who was married to celebrity Rob Mars and is now penning an exposé of their life together. Lizzie, who brings to mind Katie Holmes, started her acting career in the TV

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    Revisiting Shakespeare at the public library


    Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow Just declaim a few lines from Othella And they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella Brush up your Shakespeare And they’ll all kowtow

  • Books | August 29, 2015

    ‘21 Proms’ explores high school experience

    Proms can be boring or exciting for young people. And the same goes for the parents, who often seize the opportunity to snap way too many pictures of the occasion. Should those young people choose to forget the prom and stay home, they might discover

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    Palmer weaves politics, history into new novel

    Kashmir is on a short list of places on this planet where a world war could start. The region has been fought over by India and Pakistan without real resolution since the countries were formed in the 1940s. Back then, both relied on conventional weapons.

  • Books | August 23, 2015

    How the library can teach you about technology


    Betty is a library patron who is legally blind and has some hearing loss. She loves to read, has an active social life, walks in the park as often as she can and she loves her new iPhone and iPad. You may be wondering how

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