Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    Audiobooks to entertain the whole family


    The use of audiobooks is on the rise for all ages, and Manhattan Public Library has a lot to offer, both digitally and in CD format. With an MPL card, you can check out five physical audiobooks at one time. After registering the card with

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    ‘The Chance’ offers romance but no intrigue

    In Karen Kingsbury’s “The Chance,” Nolan Cook is Ellie Tucker’s refuge from the storm that brews every night in her parents’ house. She doesn’t know why her mother, Caroline, comes home late most nights. Ellie’s father, Alan, is always waiting at

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    Daughter explores her father’s mental illness

    Dr. Perry Baird was determined to discover why certain people developed mental illnesses and what measures physicians and psychiatrists could take to treat them. In the 1940s, Dr. Baird was ahead of his time. He understood far more about manic depression psychosis than the doctors

  • Books | July 12, 2015

    Putnam addresses widening gap between rich and poor

    Much has been written recently about the expanding gap between the rich and the poor in this country, but no one has captured the extent and consequences of this divide better than Robert Putnam. Drawing on a most compelling and persuasive combination of interviews of

  • Books | July 12, 2015

    Nora Roberts’ latest novel explores deceit in family drama

    “The Liar” is a story of the betrayal of Shelby Foxworth by her husband, Richard, a financial consultant. As Shelby unravels his lies, she becomes a survivor, taking on enormous problems. On the surface, Shelly has a life to be envied. She lives in beautiful

  • Books | July 12, 2015

    The latest young adult books at the library


    It’s hard to believe that 2015 is more than half over already! It’s a good time to review some of the hottest young adult books of the year so far. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but here are a few books

  • Books | July 12, 2015

    Gable’s debut novel explores Paris time capsule

    When Sotheby’s continental furniture expert April Vogt is sent to Paris to help sort through the contents of an abandoned apartment, she has no idea that the trip will transport her back into the nineteenth-century world of Marthe de Florian, the apartment’s original

  • Books | July 05, 2015

    Doughty chronicles life in the mortuary business

    “Why did you go into the undertaking business?” “Because I like working with people.” So goes the old joke. Caitlin Doughty lived her first 18 years in Kaneohe, Hawaii, a suburb of Honolulu. As a teenager, she volunteered at Queen’s Hospital, where one of her

  • Books | July 05, 2015

    Former CIA agent tells gripping story in ‘Treason’

    It doesn’t take long for the reader of “Palace of Treason” to understand that the palace in the title is the Kremlin. It’s the location of several important scenes involving the central character. That character is Capt. Dominika Egorova, a member of the

  • Books | July 05, 2015

    Many avid readers are fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and print


    Many avid readers are fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and printed word — the history, evolution, techniques, challenges and sheer beauty of speaking and writing well. For word nerds, type geeks and logophiles, Manhattan Public Library has several recent

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