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Staff Picks: The Cold, Cold Sea

February 12, 2018
Catherine

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed The Cold, Cold Sea by Linda Huber, “an atmospheric psychological thriller/mystery” that she says grabbed her from the very first page.

Staff Picks: Three Daughters of Eve

February 1, 2018
Catherine

Catherine reviews Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shakaf, a novel that focuses on themes of class, cultural identity and the changing Middle East.

Staff Picks: 36 Questions that Changed My Mind about You

January 25, 2018
Catherine

If you are in the market for a romantic YA novel, then read ahead for Caitlyn's review of 36 Questions that Changed My Mind about You by Vicki Grant.

Staff Picks: Heart of the City

January 18, 2018
Catherine

Andrée Duval, Relief Librarian for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently reviewed Heart of the City by Robert Rotenberg, the fifth outing for Detective Ari Greene.

Staff Picks: Milk Street

January 8, 2018
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street: The New Home Cooking, a gorgeous new cookbook worthy of a coffee table.

Staff Picks: Stranger in the Woods

November 24, 2017
Catherine

Jackie Hassefras of the Camden East Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed a non-fiction book about “the last true hermit.”

Staff Picks: Words in Deep Blue

November 22, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn, a student Page at the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries’ Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed the contemporary YA novel Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.

Staff Picks: Unleashed

November 1, 2017
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the County Libraries, recently enjoyed Unleashed by local author Sally Barnes. It is a witty mystery novel set against the backdrop of a dog park.

“Groucho Marx had it right when he said, ‘Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read,’” quotes Julie. “So I was excited when Sally Barnes’ book Unleashed came across my desk.”

Staff Picks: The Haunting of Maddy Clare

November 1, 2017
Catherine

The Haunting of Maddy Clare offers a spooky mystery which moves at a quick pace. Set in a small English town in Post-WWI era, a trio of likeable characters in young temp Sarah, ghost hunter Alistair, and his charming assistant Matthew encounter suspicious types like a snobby aristocrat, a wary gravedigger, and a shadowy stranger. Our amiable trio aims to unravel the source of the spirit Maddy's distress who intensifies her haunting of a barn where she allegedly killed herself.

Staff Picks: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

October 12, 2017
Catherine

Kristin reviews Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, a new short story collection that will appeal to fans of other books by Cassandra Clare. 

Kristin says, "The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories revealing the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition at your library! I was very excited when this book was added to our collection and for long time fans of Cassandra Clare and her intoxicating fantasy world it is sure to be an instant hit!"