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  • Books | July 14, 2013

    A harpooned whale sets out on a deadly streak of revenge…or does it?

    When author David Poyer failed at conceptualizing a full-fledged sequel to “Moby Dick,” he asked for fresh ideas from his students at Pennsylvania’s Wilkes University. Drawing on his extensive naval experience, fueled by their suggestions, Poyer produced another riveting sea-faring adventure, “The Whiteness of

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    Alexander shares the stories of 24 rangers on the Rio Grande

    For the last several years, the border between the United States and Mexico has been plagued by extreme violence initiated by cartels smuggling narcotics and illegal aliens north, particularly into the state of Texas. As anyone familiar with the history of conditions on the Rio

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    A disconnected mother and sexual assault make two sisters inseparable

    Twelve-year-old Jean Holladay, nicknamed Bean, and her 15-year-old sister, Liz, find themselves on their own for several days in a small town in California. Their mother, Charlotte, is convinced that she is just one break away from making it big in the music scene. Their

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    The Manhattan Public Library offers more than books, movies

    Alphild.dick

    Most people associate libraries with books first. We’ve still got the books but we’ve got some great other collections, too-like our video game collection! If you are a gamer, the library can be an awesome, and an always free, resource for you. Thanks

  • Books | July 14, 2013

    ‘Which Way is Camp’ highlights author’s spiritual and physical journey to find himself

    Twelve-year-old Jean Holladay, nicknamed Bean, and her 15-year-old sister, Liz, find themselves on their own for several days in a small town in California. Their mother, Charlotte, is convinced that she is just one break away from making it big in the music scene. Their

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Alternate universe accommodates food-obsessed, obese futuristic society

    Molly Summers is a gal who loves her chocolate. While working as a security guard at a factory where a particular candy is poisoned, the lead investigator points out that Molly had easy access to commit the crime. “Easy access but no motive,” she tells

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    ‘After Rome’ gives reader peek into crumbling empire

    “After Rome” is a novel of Celtic Britain, a snapshot of what the Romans called Britannia in the years after the last legions had departed. The empire was a memory, and the order that the Romans had instilled — the laws, the roads and the systems

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Award-winning books build summer reading lists for all ages

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    If you like your summer reading on the lighter side, you may want to search out some of the year’s best in genre fiction - mysteries, science fiction, romance, horror, or westerns. Every spring, various fiction writers’ organizations hold their annual conventions and hand

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Unlikely pair team up to solve a string of grisly murders in the 1890s

    This is the 15th and latest installment of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries, telling of a series of murders in 1890s New York City, ingeniously solved by the fairly odd couple of widowed midwife Sara Brandt and Police Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy. Rich in historical

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    A neurosurgeon seeks revenge on God for taking his wife by going on a killing spree

    Mark Weis’ mystery novel “Lead Me Into Temptation” is a Christian apologetic and a witnessing tool for the author. This doesn’t diminish a fast paced, sinuous plot and some interesting character development, but it may leave some readers feeling it’s too didactic. The


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