Just before I retired from teaching and changed careers to librarianship, I came across a wonderful book entitled Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Madonna (singer and author) wrote in her book dedication to teachers that "It is about the power of words. And how we must choose them carefully to avoid causing harm to others."
My Personal Author Recommendation----from the Shepherdess, Caryn Miller
I now have a new favorite author—Jacqueline Winspear. Historical fiction has never appealed to me. I am a mystery, peppered with lots of psychological and mental suspense, lover. I have discovered an author that meets all this criteria, plus tosses in life in England and the rest of Europe between WWI and WWII.
Set in Rose, Kansas, The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard brings together a familiar place with an atypical murder mystery. Jody Linder is shocked to find that Billy Crosby, the man convicted of murdering her parents in 1986, has been released from prison, and she wants to know why. She may have been only three years old, but Jody still remembers parts
Antioch Branch, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. Mystery - Who done it? Historical, International, Police Procedural . . . What is your preference? Come join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For December, we are reading:
On November 15, the Camden Point Book Talk members met to discuss book Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, which was set in the rural “badlands” of northern Ontario. This is a story told by Kate Morrison of her life experiences, who with her three siblings was orphaned young. It details how the sacrifices of her two older brothers kept the family together.
The Chase by Clive Cussler begins and ends with a scene nearly 50 years after the events of the story when a locomotive is salvaged from a Montana lake. Set in 1906, the Butcher Bandit has been hitting banks, leaving behind a significant body count. Isaac Bell, top detective of the Van Dorn detective agency, is hired to work the case.
Author Tom A. Rafiner will be at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. to present his new book, Caught Between Three Fires: Cass County, MO., Chaos, & Order No. 11, 1860–1865.
Have you ever been a little at a loss for direction; maybe bored and restless and needing a change of scenery? Patrick Dobson was just that way when he began a journey of over 1,200 miles from Kansas City to Helena, Montana. This story is a little reminiscent of another Missourian, William Least Heat Moon.