Book reviews

Winter Reading Book Review Video: Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

Would visiting sites related to the assassinations of three U.S. Presidents be your idea of a good vacation? It was for Sarah Vowell. In this Winter Reading book review video, Youth Services Librarian Jamie Mayo talks about Vowell's Assassination Vacation.

Winter Reading Book Review Video: The Enchanted April

Destination: the Italian countryside, where an unseen magic works its charms on the women in The Enchanted April, by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Readers' Services Manager Kaite Stover has the review.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe

Imagine a Star Trek-like story with a huge spaceship traveling across the galaxy in search of a new world. Now throw in a couple of teenagers and some frozen parents, and you’ve got Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Winter Reading Book Review Video: City of Thieves

City of Thieves

David Benioff's novel City of Thieves looks at the epic Siege of Leningrad through the eyes of a sarcastic teenager named Lev tasked with finding a dozen eggs. As Plaza librarian Wes Hinman explains, it won't be easy. But it will be funny.

The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

The Big Burn

Major events can change the nation. Think the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks or the bombing of Pearl Harbor. But as Timothy Egan shows in The Big Burn, less dramatic incidents can make a huge impact on American history, too.

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