In the chaos during the final months of World War II, a woman stole the identity of a dead young woman named Lily Azerov. This woman took on Lily’s life and entered into an arranged marriage contract with Sol Kramer in Canada. On her arrival, Sol rejected her, though his brother Nathan, enthralled with the mysterious Lily, married her. Lily could only maintain the lie of her stolen identity for a short time before it became clear that she was not the real Lily. In the face of the truth and painful memories, she disappeared…
The Pornographer’s Poem was a best-seller in Canada, but has garnered very little acclaim in the U.S. It is the coming-of-age story set in the 1970s. This isn’t a book about drugs, gangsters and commercial porn for the easily offended, but it’s not pornography either (not a poem either).
This February we’re asking our community to read or re-read The Great Gatsby during The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded initiative to restore reading to the center of American culture. If you want more of the style, setting and characters found in Gatsby, you’ve clicked into the wrong blog post. Try here [...]
“Wow. That’s not good.” – The last words Jack Russell, Great White’s front man, spoke to concertgoers before The Station went up in flames.
Here’s a book list for all you Gatsby lovers out there. Feed your hunger for the wealth and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with these read-a-likes to The Great Gatsby. You will find flappers have all the fun! It’s mostly fiction, but we threw a few nonfiction titles in there as well.
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Find this week’s bestsellers at the library. There are two ways to get your hands on a title; place a request and wait for it, or try your luck and check the new title shelves the next time you come in!
The twelfth of thirteen children born to a poor, black sharecropping family in southern Alabama, Peggy Allen shares the memories and stories of her youth. Check out this story of survival.
This debut novel is an historical romance, a contemporary romance, and a compelling issues novel about civil rights and women’s rights all tied up in an emotional page turner that will keep you hooked until the last page and leave you wishing it hadn’t ended so soon. In the author acknowledgements at the end she reminds the reader of her book’s message about racism and prejudice: “It’s up to you to be the change.” Reading fiction lets us explore other people’s lives with empathy. Read this book and be the change.
When I am planning meals for the week (okay, sometimes it’s for the day!), I try to keep in mind seasonal recipes. One reason I do this is because the food flat out tastes better if it is in season, and seasonal foods usually are kinder to my bank account. Each season I check winter [...]
The eagle conjures up many different images from an aggressive predator to its astonishing beauty in flight. The interaction between eagles and humans has occurred for centuries, and noted author and naturalist, Stephen J. Bodio has written a book about these extraordinary birds that also includes the bird’s relationship with people…