“Gardening is the king of second chances,” writes Tara Austen Weaver. This short phrase expresses the overall theme of her memoir, “Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow.” The discovery and rehabilitation of a large, completely .
In 1910, Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago stated, “It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.” Society often implies that one’.
The year is 2013, and Jack McColl, a Scot, is divorced but sells luxury motorcars for his ex-wife’s family. He is also a part-time spy for the British Empire and speaks nine languages, largely because he has a marvelous aptitude .
Tired of your child making off with your iPad, tablet or phone? Soon the library will have children’s tablets available for check out, preloaded with fun and engaging learning apps for children as young as 3 years old. Playaway has .
On a cold and stormy afternoon in November 2003, archeology assistant professor Alan Kaiser worked at his desk at the University of Evansville, Indiana, grading papers. When he could not stand it anymore, he went into an adjacent storage room, nosed .
I have often questioned why it is that some individuals take delight in poking fun at someone else’s misfortune or bad luck. Do we ever stop to think that maybe at a certain stage in our lives we’ll .
Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One,” has written a second clever novel that will appeal to teenagers, computer geeks and gamers everywhere. Zack Lightman, an only child, is a senior in high school who lives with his mother. .
Movie buffs always look forward to summer, anticipating the release of major motion pictures. Summer blockbusters have often been record breakers in terms of revenue generated for movie studios, but that’s not why the movie-going public loves them. For .
Native American fiction fans in general, and those of Tony Hillerman in particular, will be happy to know his daughter is carrying on in his tradition. Tony Hillerman wrote 20 mysteries featuring Officer Jim Chee and Lt. Leaphorn of the Navajo .
The release of “Go Set a Watchman,” a “new” novel by “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper lee, has inspired discussions about changes to Lee’s iconic characters and a the effect on her legacy. As a high school English .
This interesting book covers rain from both a scientific and a cultural standpoint, touching on many topics I had never thought about before. Author Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist who has reported extensively on water issues worldwide. She is .
Daniel Silva has done it again. He’s written another superbly plotted novel around a truly memorable protagonist. Gabriel Allon is a 60-something Mossad agent whose wiles make up for whatever he’s lost in physical abilities. He has learned .
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