Tag: Book Review

  • Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Librarian’s Choice: Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen

    Shortly before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I discovered one of those books you want to share from the rooftops. It captured me, engaged me, and made me really think about how we engage with other people. I was ready to review it – when you find those books you can’t put down, of…

  • What If? Three Books About Big Decisions.

    What If? Three Books About Big Decisions.

    By Lisa Navidi, Davis Library Three women make life changing decisions. Was it worth it? The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab   Addie LaRue, born in a village in France, was 23 years old in 1714 and was determined to live a free life. But her parents were more determined to marry her to…

  • Between Dreams and Reality

    Between Dreams and Reality

    The Heavens by Sandra Newman Reviewed by Elizabeth L., Public Services In the year 2000, life in Manhattan feels like a utopia: the UN is eradicating global poverty, carbon emissions are falling worldwide, and with President Chen in office, the United States is at peace. Sedate Ben is busy with his job and PhD studies,…

  • Leonard and Hungry Paul, and More Books About People Finding Their Way

    Leonard and Hungry Paul, and More Books About People Finding Their Way

    Review by Mark Santoro, Aspen Hill LibraryLeonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession is a gentle story about two thirty-something, single men who are somewhat lost and late in finding their way in the world. It’s a debut novel for Hession, a popular Irish musician. In an era of discord and increasing public bitterness, the story is a welcome dose of tenderness and hope as it studies the ordinary lives…