Book reviews

Atlantic by Simon Winchester

Atlantic book cover

Water makes up most of planet Earth. However, does one every really think about the ocean without standing on its shore? Simon Winchester in Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Discoveries, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories examines the broad expanse of the Atlantic Ocean which has fascinated him for years.

Tigers In Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann

Tigers At Red Weather examines the complicated relationships within families

Written by the great-great-great granddaughter of literary genius Herman Melville, Tigers In Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann is a mystery drama that follows a prominent East Coast family through three decades of dysfunctional relationships, unearthed secrets, stinging betrayal, and eventually acceptance.

Apologia pro Vita Sua by John Henry Cardinal Newman

Apologia pro Vita Sua by John Henry Cardinal Newman

I'll be spending 2013 reading biographical materials. When someone writes the story of his/her life, I wonder – why did this person feel the need to write about his/her life? To begin, I'd like to look at John Henry Cardinal Newman's spiritual autobiography, Apologia pro Vita Sua.

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas

Something Red by Douglas Nicholas

I love stories about things that go bump in the night. There is just nothing better than entering into another world full of unknowable dangers and getting lost there.

Living with the Bomb

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

A serendipitous (and sometimes tangential) time-travel adventure inspired by the library. It all started when I met a group of Cub Scouts and their parents down in Kirk Hall of the Central Library...