92018Sep

Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women, Edited by Melissa Hassard, Gabrielle Langley, and Stacy Nigliazzo In 2015, Caroline Minjares was murdered by the violent boyfriend she was trying to leave. Devastated by the news of her co-worker’s death and furious of the media attention focusing on the ‘firefighter’ boyfriend, poet… Red Sky: Poetry on the Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women

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22018Sep

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

“The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea, Little Brown and Company. 336 pages A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonfiction “The Devil’s Highway,” Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels “The Hummingbird’s Daughter,” “Into the Beautiful North” and “Queen of America,” as well as… The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

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262018Aug

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

“The Perfect Couple” by Elin Hilderbrand, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. Known as the “Queen of the Beach Read”, Elin Hilderbrand departs a bit from her usual works in her newest novel, “The Perfect Couple.” It still takes place on her beloved Nantucket Island, the cover still features artwork of the glittering… The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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192018Aug

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

Summer is almost over but you can prolong the season by spending time in a small, New Hampshire town at the Riverton Public Library in Sue Halpern’s entertaining novel “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.” Both Kit and Sunny live their lives hiding from the past. For Kit, forty-four and childless, it is her own… Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

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162018Aug

A New Library Service is Beginning

The Alamance County Public Library is driving into the 21st century with a new service: Mobile Café providing Pop-Up Internet Service.  On Monday, August 20, 2018 the Mobile Café will offer technology and Wi-Fi service at eight locations in northern and southern Alamance County. The converted 2004 Chevy Astro Minivan that was once the library’s… A New Library Service is Beginning

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52018Aug

“The Good Son” Offers a Tense Psychological Thriller

“The Good Son” by You-Jeong Jeong. Translated by Chi-Young Kim. Penguin Books, 2018. 309 pages Yu-jin wakes up to the smell of blood. Soon, he discovers his mother’s corpse, and realizes he is covered in blood as well. Unable to remember how he has found himself in this situation, he begins his attempt to piece… “The Good Son” Offers a Tense Psychological Thriller

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292018Jul

The Trespasser by Tana French

“The Trespasser” by Tana French, New York, New York : Viking Books, 2016. Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed about joining the murder squad, but years later it isn’t what she thought it would be.  Vicious pranks and harassment around every corner, from everyone except her partner, Stephen Moran.  When another by-the-numbers lover’s quarrel gone bad is… The Trespasser by Tana French

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222018Jul

Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira

“Gunpowder Moon” by David Pedreira. Harper Voyager, copyright 2018. 288 pages, trade paperback, $14.99 Fifty-five years in the future, governments on planet Earth have been crippled by environmental disaster and Marine veteran Caden Dechert supervises a US energy-mining outpost on the moon.  Dechert directs a small tight-knit crew whose job is to extract Helium-3 to… Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira

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