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Staff Picks: Alias Grace

February 20, 2018
Catherine

Kristin reviews Alias Grace, one of Margaret Atwood's most popular novels. It's a book that is suddenly back in the spotlight since being adapted into a television show for Netflix.

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.