» Archive for February, 2018

Ron Chernow-Grant

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.  c. 2017

Judith Rossell-Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery Intrigue; #2)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered about her family. What happened to her mother? And could she have a long-lost sister somewhere? Stella’s awful Aunts refuse to tell her anything, and now they have sent her Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.  c. 2016

Michael Wolff-Fire and fury: inside the Trump White House

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.  Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.  c. 2018

Celeste Ng-Little fires everywhere

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads to the colours of the houses to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principal is playing by the rules.   c. 2017

Lisa Jackson-You will pay

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It starts as a prank – a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O’Neal a little . . . or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong?  c. 2017

R. J. Koreto-Death at the Emerald (Lady Frances Fflokes Mystery; #3)

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

One-named stunning actress Helen mysteriously vanished 30 years ago. An elderly family friend is unable to bear not knowing any longer and commissions Lady Frances Ffolkes to track her down. Taking on the role of Lady Sherlock, with her loyal maid Mallow drafted as her Watson, Frances finds herself immersed in the glamorous world of Edwardian theater and London’s latest craze – motion pictures.  c. 2017

Stuart Woods-Indecent exposure (Stone Barrington; #42)

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady).

c. 2017

Julie Klassen-The ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill; #2)

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood…somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them.  c. 2017