New Books 7/16/18

This week’s nonfiction presents Lincoln’s last murder trial before his presidency, the Flint water crisis, a critical reading of 20th-century Cherokee writers, a journalist’s battle to expose racism and class corruption, and some political observations.  On the fiction side, murder and mayhem abound.   All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin When her golden-boy son… Continue Reading New Books 7/16/18

New Books 7/2/18

For some readers there is nothing better than a good adventure, where the main character is on some type of mission and meets lots of obstacles and danger along the way.  Two authors on this week’s list personify the genre – Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.  However, you may realize that Tom Clancy died in… Continue Reading New Books 7/2/18

Sovereign Worlds

Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma (LTAIO) Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma is a great way to connect with neighbors over books and ideas.  It is a reading and discussion series which consists of 4-5 sessions, each featuring a book from the chosen discussion theme. A humanities scholar opens each session telling about the author’s life,… Continue Reading Sovereign Worlds

New Books 6/18/18

What is a “beach read” anyway?  This ubiquitous term has been around since the ’90s and is often used to describe a book without a heavy theme, that is enjoyable and easy to read.  While it can be a thriller or a tearjerker, it should never require serious thinking.  And, of course, beach reads are… Continue Reading New Books 6/18/18