5 Star Fridays · Fiction

Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

The sixth Robert Langdon novel is coming in October! Time to reread The DaVinci Code and brush up on your mystery-solving abilities! While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The DaVinci Code

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

This week’s New Title Tuesday, Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel, is a novel that promises to take readers inside the Washington D.C. seats of power.   Frankly, because the news feeds are saturated with real (and fake) political news and scandals, I was hesitant to check it out.  But then I read these lines from the… Continue reading New Title Tuesday: Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=3505203 The New Title Tuesday recommendation, Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor, is a realistic and pithy exploration of the struggle of being a teenager – which is bad enough with the stress of navigating romantic relationships, the social caste system of high school, making good grades, and… Continue reading Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

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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