Staff Pick: Deacon King Kong

May 21, 2020

Jennifer Robinson of our Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed reading Deacon King Kong by James McBride, a book the New York Times has described as "a supercharged urban farce lit up by thunderbolts of rage." Here is her review:

Staff Pick: The Housekeeper

May 8, 2020

Recently, Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch has been enjoying the intricately-plotted psychological thrillers of Natalie Barelli.

Here is her review of The Housekeeper:

Staff Picks: In the Dream House

April 29, 2020

Karen Nordrum of our Tamworth Branch recently read In the Dream House, a heart-wrenching memoir by Her Body and Other Stories author Carmen Maria Machado. Here is Karen's review:

Staff Picks: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

April 21, 2020

Jennifer recently enjoyed reading the amusing Young Adult novel Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Malika Moulite, which offers a blend of romance, mystery and adventure. Here is her review:

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine  is an intriguing alchemy of how reality and magic mix to create personal truth. This high drama coming-of-age story resembles Star Wars as an exploration of a dark legacy which juxtaposes grand and individual perspectives.

Staff Picks: The Book of Letters I Don't Know Where to Send

April 17, 2020

Julie, our Readers' Services Coordinator, recently enjoyed this compilation of letters written by award-winning stand up comedian Steve Patterson. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: American Sherlock

April 6, 2020

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed American Sherlock, a fascinating non-fiction book about one of America's earliest forensic scientists. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Dance of Thieves

April 2, 2020

Kristin recently enjoyed Dance of Thieves, the first book in a new YA series and a great read for those looking for a fantasy/adventure novel with just the right amount of romance! Here is her review:

Staff Picks: How to Catch a Mole

March 25, 2020

Karen Nordrum from the Tamworth Branch recently enjoyed the non-fiction title How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer, a English gardener, poet and...molecatcher! Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Recipe for a Perfect Wife

March 23, 2020

Patricia from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed Recipe for a Perfect Wife, the latest book by one of her favourite authors Karma Brown. Here is her review:

Full disclosure – I am a Karma Brown fan. Every year I look forward to her upcoming book and devour it as soon as it arrives. Brown’s latest book Recipe for a Perfect Wife did not disappoint. In this dual narrative, the reader gets to know Alice and Nellie through an old house, an old cookbook, and letters.

Staff Picks: The Empty Bed

March 10, 2020

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed The Empty Bed by Nina Sadowksy, an exciting internationally-set mystery. 

The Empty Bed is Nina Sadowsky’s second thriller about The Burial Society, a private organization that helps people in danger. The story unfolds in alternating chapters voiced by several characters providing multiple perspectives on the main story and subplots. The intense pace of the novel delivers a cinematic feel.