Book Review: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean

This debut by Australian author, Felicity McClean, is a tantalizing page-turner. This exciting novel is a mystery and coming-of-age story in one. Tikka remembers her childhood--she grew up in a small Australian river valley. One incident irrevocably changed the Tikka's life: the summer of 1992. Her neighbors, Corrie, Hannah, and Ruth, disappeared one fateful day. … Continue reading Book Review: The Van Apfel Girls are Gone by Felicity McLean

Book Review: Imagine it Forward by Beth Comstock

Comstock has done everyone a service by describing how she changed the trajectory of her career. Despite being a self-described "introvert", Comstock led innovative change at NBC and GE.  If you're looking to boost your career or change your work environment, this book is worth a read.  Few professionals are able to tackle a subject like … Continue reading Book Review: Imagine it Forward by Beth Comstock

Book Review: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

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

Book Review: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

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

iPad Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our Teen Summer Reading Program's Grand Prize, a new iPad Mini 2! Thanks for reading with us this summer; we look forward to next year and a fun new, musical theme: the Library Rocks!