Books

Book Hunters in Brief #75: Remembering

Book Hunters offer these suggestions for your Memorial Day reading.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery: Where War Comes Home by Robert M Poole

War by Sebastian Junger

For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice by Howard Shultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

The Soldiers’ Tale: Bearing Witness to Modern War by Samuel Hynes

A Gift of Valor: A War Story by Michael M. Phillips
 

We at Harris County Public Library would like to express our gratitude to the families of the men and women who have fallen in service to this country. We are forever in your debt.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Mark Twain"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement."

Title to be discussed: any novel by Mark Twain.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm.  The time has come to either dust off one of your childhood favorites or venture into the less-known writings of Mark Twain.  During their next meeting, the Page Turners will discuss several of his novels and compare their plot and style.  Come and see if the great American writer has really killed most of his adjectives.

Writer Spotlight: Erik Larson

If you enjoy historical nonfiction, don't miss the work of New York native Erik Larson. Larson's brand of narrative nonfiction has been a hit on many bestseller lists, starting with a book written in 1999 recalling the Great Storm of 1900 in Galveston. He currently occupies the #10 spot on the New York Times nonfiction list with his latest book,

History Lovers' Book Club

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

 

A criminal who feigns insanity is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.

Book Hunters in Brief #74: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This week, the Book Hunters want to celebrate the contributions to American culture made by people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. And there are plenty. Consider this: were it not for Asian Americans, this land of capitalism with a capital "C" would have no tycoons. Then, consider this: our Marines wouldn't be gung ho. And this: we would have no cousins living out in the boondocks. And finally consider this: without the contributions of Asian Americans, we wouldn't even have that most American of vegetables: ketchup.

Masters of Suspense Book Club

She's Leaving Home

 

London, 1968:  The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles’ Abbey Road recording studio.

Bear Creek Book Club: Summer Hiatus

The Bear Creek Book Club will be taking a hiatus for the summer.  They will be returning on a new date and time this fall.  They will meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Their first meeting will be Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM to discuss the book The Signature of All Things b

Book Club, Friday, May 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Library celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month AND Mother's Day with its May book club selection Please Look After Mom, by Kyung-sook Shin.  Winner of the 2011 Man Asian Prize, this popular book sold a million copies within 10 months of its release in South Korea.  Join our discussion on Friday, May 15 at 2 pm in the meeting room.

Murder Past Due

Murder Past Due is the first entry in the Cat in The Stacks mystery series. It has a librarian, who owns a Cat and solves mysteries. How could I resist this? Normally, I read procedurals and “darker” mystery novels, but once in a while, I like to read a cozy mystery. The hero is Charlie Harris who has recently relocated to his hometown of Athena, Mississippi. Charlie works at the local library and owns a Mane Coon tabby named Diesel who is a major character in the book. Godfrey Priest, big time author and home town boy, returns to give a speech. However, it is not long before he is killed and Charles and Diesel start to work on solving the mystery. This is a nice relaxing read and I enjoyed it very much. I’ll be checking out the other books in the series. 

Murder Past Due cover

 

Book Hunters in Brief #73: Mother's Day

Mothers. If we all weren't born with one, someone would have had to invent them. Who else would have put up with your terrible twos and your even terrible-er teens? Who else would remind you to put on your helmet every single, solitary time you got on your bike, so that on the one occasion you really needed it, you had it on? Who else would have read Honey Bunny Funnybunny to you every night for a month and a half when you were three without complaint?

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