Friday, November 27, 2015

Lifestyle - Books

  • 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

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘50 Licks’ documents half a century of classic rock band

    Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of books have been published about The Rolling Stones. After more than 50 years recording and performing rock, blues and country music, Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - each in their late 60s or early 70s - have

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    ‘Lost & Found’ offers equal parts humor, emotion

    Seven-year-old Millie Bird has the certainty that belongs only to that age; it is an assured precociousness that some adults despair as stubbornness or dismiss as silliness, whereas others recognize the wisdom of the archetypal fool. In this internationally best-selling debut novel, “Lost and Found,”

  • Books | June 21, 2015

    The public library can help you tell a great story


    The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge from generations past, explore meaning, delve into our own psyches, and

  • Books | June 14, 2015

    ‘One Direction’ autobiography focuses on the group’s fans

    Singers and musicians come and go. Bands form, hit the charts and the road. Some are lucky and some are smart. Unfortunately, for many, much anticipated continued success is short-lived. And what about the fans? Isn’t it their hope that their favorites will live

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