Books

September 18, 2014 - Mystery Book Club

                                Join us at 11:00

                    Where'd You Go, Bernadette

                               by Maria Semple

When History Isn't History: Legacies of the Great War

Marching toward the Battle of the SommeRegrettably for humankind, the “War to End All Wars” did not live up to that hopelessly hopeful appellation. In fact, most historians will tell you that it and the treaty that ended it, were the chief causes of the Second World War which remains the only war in human history to surpass it in the cost of human life.

As you will have heard by now, over the next four or so years, the world will be commemorating the hundred year anniversaries of the events of what has come to be known—exactly because it could not measure up to that overly optimistic sobriquet—World War I.

Emergency Preparedness Month

Would you be ready for a hurricane or tornado if one swept through the area this month? How about a home emergency like a fire or broken water pipes? It's not a glamorous subject, but you'll be glad you thought about it if something happens in the future. If you aren't ready now, these books will help you prepare:

The Long Way Home

This is one of my favorite mystery series, partly because of the beautiful Canadian settings, but also because of the personality of Armand Gamache and the other characters.

Masters of Suspense Book Club

The Bartender's TaleJoin us at Baldwin Boettcher on Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m., for a discussion of The Bartender’s Tale by Ivan Doig.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Read on for summary:

Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

Remember Ben ClaytonTitle to be discussed: Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan.  Date of meeting:  Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Exiled to Texas with his grown daughter, sculptor Francis “Gil” Gilheaney is commissioned to create a statue for a man who recently lost his son in WWI. But as work on the statue progresses, secrets slowly reveal themselves and Gil’s fragile family threads begin to fray."  This is a Gulf Coast Reads selection.

 

Book Hunters in Brief #38: Are You Ready for Some Football?!

Book Hunters FootballWe don't know about you, but this weekend we plan on gorging on some football--along with a heap of seven-layer dip, pork rinds, buffalo wings, and just about anything else we don't have to leave the couch to eat.

A Fitting End To The Series

magicians land  I finally got a chance to finish The Magicians series, and I’m glad that I did.

 

New Graphic Novel Finds

Chew vol 1

A comic for food lovers, or maybe not…

 

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