Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory · Uncategorized

Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

I resolved this year to read books outside of my usual go-to list, so this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation is Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott. Shoot-em-up Westerns were standard TV and movie fare in the 50’s and 60’s, and there is something to be said about the moral hero enforcing justice in… Continue reading Robert B. Parker’s Revelation, by Robert Knott

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The Poisonwood Bible

Leaving the Southwest of America, the setting of most of her previous books, Barbara Kingsolver delves into the deepest part of the Congo in this story. Meet Nathan Price, Evangelical Christian preacher, who takes his family on a life-changing trip to Africa to spread the Good News. Told from the vantage points of Nathan and… Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017

Circulation manager Michael King penned this week’s column in the O’Fallon Weekly and answers some questions about the construction next door to the library as well as update on new titles and our Special Selections display. First, the construction underway is Lincoln Park Villas, affordable apartments for people 55 and older.  This will include extending Civic Plaza behind GCS Credit Union then… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes Apr. 5, 2017

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin is this week’s New Title Tuesday recommendation because it is timely, occasionally darkly humorous, and provides insight to the consequences of acting on principle and the limits of a free press. Summary:  New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter  at a small news agency that produces a… Continue reading The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

The New Title Tuesday selection, The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, comes highly recommended so I felt compelled to check it out – and I’m glad I picked up this tale of friendship and art. Summary:In their first year of college, two young women, one from a Florida swamp, the other from a Kentucky holler,… Continue reading The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker