Read these works of fiction which have an environmental theme for Earth Day.
by Chantal W. The novel opens with an unusual discovery--a boy field has been wounded and left for dead in a field. Three teenagers comes across his body by accident when they are out walking. The discovery has a ripple effect in the local community, altering everyone's life that intersects with his. The teenagers who … Continue reading The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey.
Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels This month we're celebrate Irish writers. Ireland is renowned for its stories, its songs, its poets and its writers. Enjoy these new books at Rockwall County Library written by Irish writers. Donohue, Rachel. The Temple House Vanishing. At a secluded school, a school girl and her art teacher disappear. This Gothic thriller … Continue reading Irish Authors To Read
Fraternal twin sisters, Fern and Rose, look nothing alike yet they are devoted to each other. Rose takes care of Fern whose autism spectrum disorder often leads to sensory overload. The two of them have had a difficult childhood -- their mother has not always provided a stable home. They emerge mostly unscathed except for … Continue reading Book Review: The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Every year Readers and User Services Association (RUSA) creates a list of notable books. Enjoy these notable books at Rockwall County Library. Adrenaline: Cosby, S.A. Razorblade Tears. Fantasy: Clark, P. Dejeli. A Master of Djinn. Historical: Harris, Nathan. The Sweetness of Water. Mystery: Manansala, Mia. Arsenic and Abobo. Science Fiction: Chambers, Becky. A Psalm for … Continue reading RUSA Winners
In Yesterday's Kin members of the scientific community try to stop an airborne virus from harming earth's population. A ship full of aliens from World have warned Earth ten months before Earth will make contact with a virus-filled cloud. Notably, Kress wrote Yesterday's Kin in 2014 well before the current Covid crisis. While the panic … Continue reading Book Review: Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress
The Midnight Library is the perfect book to read in January.
Today is the winter solstice and the annual celebration of short story day.
A searing novel by acclaimed novelist, Charlotte McConaghy, Migrations explores the topics that daunt humankind.
After learning that her husband has been unfaithful, Caroline goes on a trip to London by herself. Even though the trip was supposed to be an anniversary trip with her husband, Caroline goes alone and embarks on a personal quest. The novel is empowering because it features a character who wants to reshape her circumstances: … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner