|Jane and the madness of Lord Byron : being a Jane Austen mystery |
by Barron, Stephanie.
Adult Fiction BARRON
Book 10 of the Jane Austen Mystery Series. Frankly, I am surprised there are already ten book to this series-actually, eleven, I think. It seems like just yesterday when the fifth one was coming out-that was when I first discovered it. But now unto to book ten. I confess, I guessed the culprit and the victim even before the crime had taken place, but that didn’t detract from the absorbing quality of the book. I just couldn’t put it down. It was nice to see Mona again, as I think she was first introduced in the third book. That, and she reminds me of Harold. The women in this book did seem extremely caddy, however, which made it even funnier. I highly recommend it.
posted by A.E.C.M. on May 24, 2013 at 3:21PM
|The sound of broken glass |
by Crombie, Deborah.
Adult Fiction CROMBIE
Another good entry in the James/Kincaid series. Gemma and Melody are front and center investigating the murders of two lawyers. Duncan is a temporary stay at home dad and Doug is laid up with a broken ankle. Some characters from other books show up and all is very enjoyable. Although I thought the murderer was too obvious from the start, turns out I was wrong. A nice surprise.
posted by Laura P. on May 24, 2013 at 12:35PM
|In the bleak midwinter |
by Spencer-Fleming, Julia.
Adult Fiction SPENCER
A new series for me. I think I found this series by checking out another author’s recommendations at the bottom of their page on Fantastic Fiction. FF is a great source in case you’ve never tried it. Anyway, I went into this with some trepidation because the main character is an Episcopal priest. However, she’s definitely not traditional and I enjoyed her very much. Good characters and good mystery.
posted by Laura P. on May 24, 2013 at 12:27PM
|Northwest angle : a novel |
by Krueger, William Kent.
Adult Fiction KRUEGER
Ok Cork O’Connor mystery. A good beginning, very gripping but then sort of petered out in the middle and then got better towards the end. A senseless death of one character I thought and a pretty unbelivable ending.
posted by Laura P. on May 24, 2013 at 12:23PM
|Emma's friendwich : social skills, making friends |
by Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-
Easy Picture Book MURPHY
A short, simple book that sees main character Emma, who's just moved to a new town and does not yet have any friends, working out the steps she can take to meet, be invited to play with, and break through awkward silences with a neighbor her own age. "Maybe if I smile...Maybe if I ask...Maybe if I help..."
posted by Emily Lloyd on May 24, 2013 at 11:57AM
|Naruto. Vol. 1, The tests of the ninja |
by Kishimoto, Masashi
Teen Fiction KISHIMO
stop saying the same thing over and over again
posted by kid darkness on May 23, 2013 at 4:46PM
|A darkness more than night [sound recording] |
by Connelly, Michael
Adult Fiction CONNELL
Very good story. Held my attention and was very exciting. 8 of 10 for me.
posted by MysteryMan on May 21, 2013 at 1:40PM
|Eat Feed Autumn winter |
Adult Nonfiction 641.5 B
This is more than just a cookbook. It's a beautifully illustrated celebration of the joys of cooking and eating delicious food that's in season during autumn and winter. With the very long winter we just had, I really enjoyed it.
posted by Susan H. on May 21, 2013 at 12:21PM
|The enchantress of Florence : a novel |
by Rushdie, Salman.
Adult Fiction RUSHDIE
My first Salman Rushdie novel - a book for guys , in spite of it's name . Compelling , but violent :somewhat historical , but bawdy ;irreverent and long on elaborate vocabulary
posted by LDP on May 20, 2013 at 2:45PM
|Articles of war [sound recording] : [a novel] |
by Arvin, Nick.
Adult Fiction ARVIN
*** stars. This book has some of the feel of " The Red Badge of Courage" set in World War II France shortly after the Normandy invasion. An 18-year-old Iowa boy is called Heck by his comrades because he refuses to swear. He meets a young French girl, but is so young and inexperienced that he does not know if what he feels for her is love or not. He is overwhelmed by the horrors of battle, feels he is a coward, and ultimately commits an outright act of cowardice. The pivotal event of the novel concerns Heck's confrontation of the consequences for a soldier who has deserted. No one would call this boy a brave soldier, but it is difficult to judge Heck who never even saw an ocean before he was shipped off to Omaha beach. How can one cast stones when you have no idea how you would react if thrown into hell at 18. Arvin does a good job of capturing the confusion, terror and randomness of war. Recommend.
posted by bookwoman_cat on May 18, 2013 at 6:47PM
|The wonder spot [sound recording] |
by Bank, Melissa.
Adult Fiction BANK
1/2 * stars. I guess at 65 I am too old to appreciate the wanderings of a 30 year old woman from man to man and job to job. The men disappeared from chapter to chapter often without explanation of why Sophie was attracted to them or why they are no longer in her life. She hates her jobs, but moves on only with the assistance of friends. I kept waiting for the stories of self-indulgent inertia to lead to some progress or insights in Sophie's life. My hope was never fulfilled. I found her life boring to the very end. Cannot recommend
posted by bookwoman_cat on May 18, 2013 at 6:18PM
|An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United States |
by Beard, Charles A.
Adult Nonfiction KF4541 .B317 2011
The subject of an international conference at the University of Oxford this spring, 2013 marks the centenary of the publication of this groundbreaking study. In it Beard examines the personal finances of the members of the Constitutional Convention, and explains how these factors shaped the final document.
posted by Maple Grove Library on May 18, 2013 at 9:29AM
|Th1rteen r3asons why |
by Asher, Jay
Teen Fiction ASHER
I loved this book. I read it in only a couple of days, and from somebody who is a very slow reader, that’s quite the accomplishment! Definitely a page-turner.
posted by aisharenee on May 15, 2013 at 2:09PM
|The betrayal knows my name. 1 |
by Odagiri, Hotaru
Adult Fiction ODAGIRI
The entire series is tense...!
posted by merlin on May 15, 2013 at 12:45PM
|A walk in the woods : rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail |
by Bryson, Bill.
Adult Nonfiction 917.4 B 1998
What a great read! Not only hilarious in parts, it’s informative and unexpected, well-written, and reminded me sometimes of Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
posted by Kim B on May 15, 2013 at 9:07AM
|Safe haven |
by Sparks, Nicholas
Adult Fiction SPARKS
Another great story by Nicholas Sparks. A little reminiscent of "Sleeping with the Enemy" movie, but with an entirely different twist. Great love story with an amazing and unexpected ending!! You won’t be disappointed reading this story--9 out of 10 for me.
posted by HappyGirl on May 14, 2013 at 6:07PM
|A traveller in time [electronic resource]
This is the story of Penelope Taberner who goes to stay in a country farmhouse, Thackers, a manor house once inhabited by the Babington family of 1582. The Babingtons were supporters of Mary Queen of Scots and wanted her restored to the throne. Penelope finds she is able to slip back in time to the Elizabethan era and becomes involved with inhabitants of the manor house and the plot to liberate Mary Queen of Scots from the nearby Wingfield Manor. She slips effortlessly between the past and the present. It is a bittersweet story because Penelope is aware of the fate of both the Queen and the Babington family and that she will not be able to change the future. The book is written for children but it was written in the 1930’s and the language is very formal and somewhat old fashioned—I don’t think this is a book that would be enjoyed by younger children or even teens. Even I had a hard time finishing the book though I found the topic intriguing. A 2.5 out of 5 stars.
posted by Marsap on May 14, 2013 at 3:42PM
|The confidant |
by Gremillon, Helene
Adult Fiction GREMILL
*** stars This story is set in 1975 France. A young book editor starts receiving letters shortly after the death of her mother. They slowly tell the story of events just before and during World War II. At first she believes the letters are from an author who wants to get his book read and has used them as a strategy to bring his work to her attention. Gradually she begins to wonder if the stories relate to her own life. The author keeps you reading to find out what happens. recommend.
posted by bookwoman_cat on May 13, 2013 at 4:04PM
|The violets of March / : a novel |
by Jio, Sarah
Adult Fiction JIO
*** stars A young woman whose husband has left her for another woman returns to Bainbridge Island, Washington to the home of her great aunt to heal. She finds a ? dairy / ? novel about events in the World War II era. Gradually she begins to wonder if the story relates to her own life and long kept family secrets. Ms. Jio keeps you reading to find out what happens and has a talent for interweaving the past and the present. recommend.
posted by bookwoman_cat on May 13, 2013 at 4:00PM
|Salvage the bones : a novel |
by Ward, Jesmyn.
Adult Fiction WARD
*** stars This is an amazing story of an African American family over 12 days of the approach, duration, and aftermath of hurricane Katrina. The teenage daughter is pregnant who finds her heroines in mythology. One brother has a fighting pit bull. Ms. Ward does not pull any punches in describing the brutality of the life of this poor family. It took me a while to engage with the book, but was soon invested in the survival of the family. recommend
posted by bookwoman_cat on May 13, 2013 at 3:43PM