You are probably expecting something specific from a book about a single gal with junk food issues and low self-confidence in New Jersey, particularly from author named Evanovich. I know I was.
In this edition of Lost in the Stacks, our reviewer tells you about a book that will get you chuckling and might end up charming you. If you like the quirkiness that sometimes comes with small towns, you’ll love The Rhinestone Sisterhood.
When Elizabeth I took the throne, England and Europe were in the midst of religious upheaval between Protestants and Catholics that frequently ended in bloodshed. Her reign was threatened as some of her own subjects and the Catholic powers of Europe wanted to see her downfall. With uncertainty and the belief that someone will act upon assassinating or overthrowing England, a large secret intelligence network was created complete with spies, code breakers, espionage, and torture.
Pick up a copy of Persepolois by Marjane Satrapi for the Tuesday August 27, 2013 Bean There, Read That 7-8:30PM book discussion for young professionals at The Classic Bean (21st and Fairlawn). Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi’s best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips. Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family […]
Find this week’s New York Times bestsellers at your library. There are two ways to get your hands on a bestseller title. One way is to place a request and the other way is to come in and check the new title shelves!
Because you need a little adrenaline in your life…
Few film actors, directors and writers can be described as genuine movie stars, legends or icons. All three describe John Wayne. Wayne (he changed his name from Marion Morrison) is an emblem of American values and rugged character, making his mark in films from the 1930s through the 1970s. Critics question his films and personal […]
Fina Ludlow is a hard-hitting PI that can both give and take a punch and has absolutely no hesitation about using her gun. She’s tough, but then so is her family. The Ludlows are mostly rich trial lawyers who have made their money both famously and infamously and along the way have made enemies who would love to watch them fall. So far the family has stayed one step ahead of the law and their downfall, until now.
Find this week’s bestsellers at your library. There are two ways to get your hands on a bestseller title. One way is to place a request and the other way is to come in and check the new title shelves!
In the aftermath of a Civil War battle an injured soldier, Trevor Lawson, was made into something other than human by vampires that were preying on the wounded. Despite their attempts to turn Lawson completely into a vampire, he is still a little human and escapes the vampires. Lawson wants to return to being mortal and in defiance continues to battle the vampires, but at the same time they also hunt him.
This (mostly fiction) book list represents just the tip of the iceberg of what folks in Topeka and Shawnee County are reading in our summer reading program. Skim through it or click down deep to read reviews until your heart’s content.