Category Archives: book reviews

Book Review: The God Wave, by Patrick Hemstreet

So many devices today respond to voice commands, but what if you could control technology simply by using your mind? This concept is the driving force behind Patrick Hemstreet’s 2016 novel, The God Wave, in which an idealistic neuroscientist named Charles … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everything around me feels like it is starting anew. I have my favorite authors and genres that I read all the time but I’m ready to try something new. Do you have any suggestions?

It’s always exciting to find a new author or genre that you are able to connect with, understand and most importantly thoroughly enjoy. When you visit the Downtown Branch you are bound to find something you will want to read! … Continue reading

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“Remember the Ladies” And Their Novels…

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a look at three classic woman-authored novels featuring female lead characters. The Street—–Ann Petry (1946) Ann Petry (1908-1997) was the first African-American woman to write a novel selling over a million copies. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monstress by Marjorie Liu

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, I chose to review a graphic novel made by women, of women, and for all.  In a rare team-up, the author (Marjorie Liu), illustrator (Sana Takeda), and editor (Jennifer M. Smith) are all women, … Continue reading

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Picture Books for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential … Continue reading

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