Book reviews

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Blue Monday by Nicci French

Blue Monday

Since becoming a mom, I find it difficult to read novels where crimes are committed against children. Blue Monday by Nicci French is a story so compelling and well-written that it made me break out of my mold.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Heart of the Sea

The sinking of the Titanic has captured people’s imaginations for the last hundred years. In the 19th century another ship disaster became a legend in the United States and even left a mark on American literature.

How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman

How to Cook Everything: The Basics

Whether you are a beginning cook or just looking for a collection of simple, delicious, everyday recipes, How To Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman is a staple for any kitchen.

Classic Review: Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

When people hear the name Mark Twain, they likely think about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But Twain had written a lot before either of those works came out. 

Books to Celebrate Veterans Day

The Farther Shore by Matthew Eck

President Woodrow Wilson charged Americans with remembering “those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” The following books offer small tokens of remembrance and thanks.