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Books on Pearl Harbor It's been 75 years since that day of infamy.  On December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.  Looking to read about that day and how we got there, then check out Booklist's Read-alikes Seventy-five Years of Infamy. See the list below.  In addition, the library has many more books on Pearl Harbor and World War II.  See subject heading ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 7, 2016 | 0 comments
Publishers Weekly Top Titles of 2016 Do you have a favorite book that you read this year? Are you looking for some good books to read? Then check out Publishers Weekly's list of the best books of 2016. Below is the top 10 list overall. Of them, I've read The Underground Railroad by Whitehead. It is a powerful novel. And I'm guessing many of others are as well. There ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
November 9, 2016 | 0 comments
New Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my fall/winter 2016 list of titles I am looking forward to reading.  I've already started on my list with Manitou Canyon.  Another solid entry in the Cork O'Connor series.    A Deadly Affection by ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
September 27, 2016 | 0 comments
Nonfiction Nominees Looking for something to read? Check out the long list for 2016 National Book Awards. The categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult. The winners will be announced November 16th. Below are the nonfiction nominees.   America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
September 19, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke

Laura Lee Guhrke continues her American Heiress in London Series with No Mistress of Mine. It is the story of a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who gets the boy, has to give up the boy for his own good, and then years later gets another chance. Will the rekindled passion burn out of control and burn them both or will they find a way to happy ever after?   Six years ago Lord Denys ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 15, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington

​Do you like historical romances filled with strong-willed characters, emotional depth, intrigue, then check out the Secret Life of Scoundrels series by Anna Harrington. She tells the stories of three former brothers-in-arms and the ladies who love them. I got hooked from the first book, Dukes are Forever, the story of a colonel who becomes a duke and learns that love trumps revenge. The second book, ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
August 8, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger

It's great when you can get together with old friends. That's what it feels like when I get to read the newest title in a long running series. Over the years William Kent Krueger has taken private detective Cork O'Connor and his family through many challenging adventures. The characters are well-developed, the Northwoods setting is beautifully described, and I learn about Ojibwe culture.  I look forward to seeing what's going on with them with each new book. So I was excited to read the ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
July 25, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden

Caroline Linden concludes her Scandalous (50 Ways to Sin) series with Six Degrees of Scandal. It is the story of lost love and second chances. James Weston and Olivia Herbert Townsend grew up together, fell in love, but were separated by her parents' greed and his tardiness to realize the direr situation. But now ten years later Olivia is a widow and in deep trouble. Unbeknownst to Olivia her dead ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 30, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

I was so excited when my co-worker Jane gave me the galley to Alan Bradley's lastest novel, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel. My favoirte precocious sleuth has returned. She is a bit wiser and more grownup, but she's still Flavia, twelve going on thrity. Flavia de Luce, has returned home to England after being kicked out of her Canadian boarding school. It's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 27, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

The Lusitania has recently been sunk. World War I is on going and the United States is trying to stay neutral. That is the setting for a new historical mystery set in 1915 New York City. The main character of  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 20, 2016 | 0 comments