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Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    ‘Journeys Home’ offers 25 personal essays about family history

    This beautiful book consists of 26 short personal essays, most around 10 pages long, about people traveling back to lands from which their parents, grandparents or more distant ancestors came. Sometimes they seek forebears from several hundred years ago or even longer, sometimes as recently as the

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    ‘Chestnut Street’ provides glimpse into Dublin

    Maeve Binchy was one of Ireland’s most prolific and popular writers, writing for more than 27 years and selling 40 million books. In addition to best-selling novels, she wrote a number of interlocking short stories, many never made public. They were recently assembled in a book

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    Celebrate a ‘summer of heroes’ at your library

    Jessica.long

    Every hero has a story, and you can discover them all at the library this summer. Super heroes will take over the library during summer reading with books, prizes and programs for everyone from babies to adults. Everyone is invited to kick off the summer

  • Books | May 17, 2015

    Book provides support and comfort to smokers trying to drop the habit

    So you’ve tried the patches, gum and candy. Medication only made you drowsy with hardly any energy to spare. Over and over, you’ve sucked air from plastic straws that had been cut to the size of cigarettes. Going cold turkey is especially difficult

  • Books | May 09, 2015

    Alan Cummings tracks his lineage in ‘Not My Father’s Son’

    The author, acclaimed Scottish actor Alan Cumming, is a well-known stage (“Macbeth,” “Cabaret”), film (“Spy Kids,” “X2,” “Eyes Wide Shut”) and television (“The Good Wife,” “Masterpiece Mystery” host) actor. This is far from your typical celebrity biography, however. Rather, it is a gut-wrenching and honest

  • Books | May 09, 2015

    Appealing new titles for readers at the library

    There’s always a bounty of wonderful new adult books at the library in the spring. With so many to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow your picks to just a special few. Here’s a very limited sampling of what has recently arrived: “

  • Books | May 08, 2015

    ‘Blue Warrior’ tackles geopolitics in the Sahara

    Troy Pearce is a restless, disillusioned soul. He’s a former CIA agent who served his country honorably, even heroically, in Afghanistan and who has lost faith in his government. He now owns a successful civilian drone company with top-notch equipment that operates internationally, but

  • Books | May 03, 2015

    ‘The Death of Caesar’ recalls history’s famous assassination

    In his account of one of history’s best-known and dramatic episodes, Barry Strauss has written a narrative that reads as fluidly as historical fiction. The story begins in 45 B.C., several months before the fateful Ides of March 44 B.C. Caesar is triumphantly entering

  • Books | May 03, 2015

    Dig into a good book at your local public library

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    The tulips, redbuds and forsythia of early spring have given way to lilacs, bridal wreath and iris. It’s time to clean out the planting beds, wander through home stores and nurseries, and browse catalogs in search of plants and design ideas to brighten your

  • Books | May 03, 2015

    Danielle Steel’s ‘Prodigal Son’ pits brother against brother

    “The Prodigal Son” is the story of two very different twin brothers who grow apart as adults and who surprise not only the people they know, but each other as well. Peter McDowell lives a life to be envied. He has a gorgeous wife, Alana,


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