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Staff Picks: Blackout

August 16, 2017
Catherine

Julie, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed a new thriller that looks at what would happen if a large scale blackout occurred.

“In these dog days of summer brown outs are all too common and even the occasional blackout,” says Julie. “In August of 2003, on a hot summer day the power went out across Ontario and much of the Eastern Seaboard affecting the population from hours to days in some places. Imagine if a blackout happened for Europe in the dead of winter -- Marc Elsberg’s book Blackout does just this.”

Staff Picks: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

August 4, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn, a student Page from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries, recently enjoyed Trouble is a Friend of Mine, a character-driven YA novel by Stephanie Tromly.

Staff Picks: The Dry

July 31, 2017
Catherine

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Dry, an intriguing and page-turning thriller that was suggested to her by a patron.

Staff Picks: Fan Girl & Carry On

July 21, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch reviews Fangirl, a popular YA novel by Rainbow Rowell. She also reviews Carry On, which is a companion novel to Fangirl

Staff Picks: Missing

July 12, 2017
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed a new book by Kelley Armstrong. This mystery/thriller was written with a young adult YA audience in mind, but can be enjoyed by adult readers too.

Here is Andree's review:

Staff Picks: Option B

July 7, 2017
Catherine

Erin Markuschewsky from the Napanee Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed the latest memoir/self-help book from Sheryl Sandberg.

Option B is a thought provoking and interesting read about a woman who has lost her husband and must learn how to live again,” explains Erin. “Readers of Sheryl’s first book Lean In will see a new side of the Facebook COO.”

Staff Picks: The Impossible Fortress

June 28, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak, an acclaimed new novel that will inspire 1980s nostalgia. 

Staff Picks: The Last Neanderthal

June 23, 2017
Catherine

Laura from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed The Last Neanderthal, a new book by Claire Cameron, the Canadian author of the popular novel The Bear

Staff Picks: Just Listen

June 15, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch reviews Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, 2006 YA novel that has it all: a relatable protagonist, a swoon-worthy love interest, and some serious soul-searching.

Staff Picks: Secrets in Summer

June 13, 2017
Catherine

Patricia, Programming & Outreach Coordinator for the County Libraries, recently enjoyed the latest novel by Nancy Thayer, the Queen of the beach read.