The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley is a retelling of Beowulf and a social critique of contemporary society. On many levels, it succeeds. Gated community residents label anyone who live outside their boundaries "monsters". Dana and her ancestors have actually lived on the mountain long before it was turned into a high-end suburb. After serving … Continue reading Book Review: The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
This is a new memoir by novelist Maggie O'Farrell who lived through some horrifying experiences--seventeen brushes with death. Some are more chilling than others, like the time she met and almost succumbed to a serial killer. Other times were less dramatic like the time that she jumped off a harbor wall into the sea from … Continue reading Book Review: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Volunteers from our community are extremely valuable to the us! Adults and teens are welcome to help with shelving books or library special events. If you are interested in volunteering to tutor in the literacy program, contact the literacy coordinator at (972) 204-7705 for information. ADULTS If you're 18+ and would like to work with us … Continue reading Volunteers
Readers who likes eccentric characters and strange twists of fate will love Harry's Trees. Oriana and Amanda live near the woods in the Endless Mountains area of Pennsylvania. Life is ordinary until Amanda's perfect husband and Oriana's perfect father dies. Dean dies sprawled out like a snow angel in a snowy field. His buddy, Ronnie, is … Continue reading Book Review: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
Set in East Texas, this murder mystery looks at crime through the eyes of Texas Ranger, Darren Matthews. Darren's 9/11, as he calls it, was the murder of an innocent black man in Jasper, TX. Sadly, his favorite Uncle has been killed in an unrelated incident. Both incidents compel Darren to forsake law school … Continue reading Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
Sign-up is now open for "Chalk It Up with Katie", presented by local chalk paint expert and resident artist at Rockwall's own Rustic Warehouse. But hurry: only 20 spots available!
Murder in the Stacks Whodunit? It was Anita Mann who murdered ex-rock star librarian Paige Turner! The confession and other statements are on display near the upstairs reference desk. Thanks to everyone who participated! We hope you had as much fun playing as we had plotting the murder… Our winning detective is Cheryl W.
Have you visited the Library's Book Alcove? Operated by the Friends of the Rockwall County Library, the Alcove offers all book genres for all ages. For a small donation, you may choose anything from travel to medical thrillers to picture books. Your generous donations fund the Friends' continuous support of quality programs for adults and … Continue reading STOP! At the Book Alcove
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Manhattan Beach, a historical novel by Jennifer Egan, explores many topics--the role of women in the war effort, racketeering, and the meaning of family. In the "shadow" world that Dexter Styles inhabits, Styles is the top of the food chain who can indifferently make people disappear. For every gangster, though, … Continue reading Historical Fiction