There are as many life stories as there are people in the world so it’s no wonder that there countless interesting and diverse memoirs out there. However, there are also enough people in the world that life experiences repeat themselves from time to time, although never in exactly the same way. The following are three “classic” memoirs matched up with three brand-new memoirs similar enough to serve as their contemporary counterparts.
Shelby, a Page from the County of L&A Libraries' Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Bomb Maker, the latest novel by bestseller crime writer Thomas Perry.
Want to know what book releases to watch out for this summer? The following books won’t hit shelves for several months, but they are worth keeping an eye out for. Fortunately, you can reserve them today by visiting www.CountyLibrary.ca and placing a hold.
Kristin reviews A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, a historical novel inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.
I should start off this article by saying that I firmly believe that books are books regardless of format, including e-books, audiobooks and print. If it has the same words (read: not abridged), it has the same meaning. I love listening to audiobooks on my drive to and from work and while doing chores around the house – I get a lot more reading accomplished that way than I might otherwise.
There are several situations that are perfect for getting lost in a good audiobook. Next time you find yourself in one, grab some earbuds and give it a try!
While winter hasn’t completely released its grip, we look forward to the warm and sunny days ahead. We also look forward to one of our signature events: the local author showcase!
Do you want to lower your electrical bill? Or reduce your energy footprint? We all do! Take control of your energy costs without paying for special technical devices.
As part of our Beyond Books collection, we are pleased to provide energy meters that can help you learn just how much you are consuming. The energy meters provide data on various aspects of consumption and costs, measuring real-time usage as well as daily, monthly and yearly estimates.
People outside of the book world often apply the Chick-Lit genre to any book told from the perspective of a woman or that is appealing to women, but it is actually MUCH more specific than that.
Catherine reviews The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, a novel which ponders questions of life and fate.
Marg, Supervisor of the Napanee Branch, reviews The Wolves of Winter, a new dystopian thriller by Tyrell Johnson.
"The Wolves of Winter by Canadian author Tyrell Johnson is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller set in the not too distant future. The author has achieved excellent character and plot development in this atmospheric debut novel.