New Books 10/15/18

October seems a fitting month to offer a book about leading vampire Prince Lestat and another book about how Dracula came to be.  All this and more in this week’s list.   Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in a remote Alaskan town and quickly… Continue Reading New Books 10/15/18

New Books 10/8/18

It is natural to respond with fight or flight when we feel threatened.  This very human response also makes for a page-turning read as we consider the response to threat of a character in a story.  We can feel the tension as we contemplate what we would do in that character’s place.  This week’s offerings… Continue Reading New Books 10/8/18

New Books 10/1/18

We are drawn to books for a variety of individual reasons, but certain key elements might be the fast-paced action in a plot driven thriller or the beauty of language in a literary work.  Well-developed characters are often a key element. Some of the characters in these new books are dealing with the past by… Continue Reading New Books 10/1/18

New Books 9/24/18

  21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari The New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus shares probing insights into such present-day issues as the role of technology in transforming humanity, the epidemic of false news and the modern relevance of nations and religion. The Bookshop of Yesterdays by… Continue Reading New Books 9/24/18