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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!"

Staff Picks: Before We Were Yours

October 4, 2017
Catherine

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County Libraries recently enjoyed one of the biggest new releases in historical fiction. “I love historical fiction especially when it is grounded in fact!” she says. “Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is based on a real-life scandal that occurred in the southern states between the late 1930s and the early 1950s.

Staff Picks: Ultimatum

September 27, 2017
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently read Ultimatum by Karen Robards which she describes as a breakneck speed thriller that kept her turning pages well into the night.

Staff Picks: The Last Days of Summer

September 7, 2017
Catherine

Karen from the Bath Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke. She says it's a "warm and engaging family drama, with a little romance, and a little humour to lighten things up."

Staff Picks: Emmy & Oliver

September 7, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed Robin Benway's Emmy & Oliver, a contemporary YA romance with heart.

Staff Picks: Scarborough

August 24, 2017
Catherine

Kelly, Coordinator of the Yarker Branch, recently enjoyed reading one of the biggest new CanLit releases, Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez.

Scarborough is the debut novel from playwright Catherine Hernandez,” Kelly explains. The book focuses on a passage of one year in the lives of community members that are associated with a literacy program at a school in Scarborough.”