What Are We Reading At the Library?
August 24, 2011
The kids are off to school, the weather is getting cooler (I can pretend, right?), and you're looking for some new reads. We thought that we'd share some of the books that the staff here at the Excelsior Springs branch is reading. Of course, if you're looking for something different, you can always check out some of our great online resources for finding new authors or books (I'm partial to Books & Authors and Fiction Connection myself). You can also come in to the branch or give us a call at 630-6721. We can help find you the perfect book!
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
by Amy Sedaris
Comedian Amy Sedaris, author of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, applies her many talents to the subject of arts and crafts for this book. While it is not exactly the most informative of craft books, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People is pure Sedaris, managing to be incredibly funny and inappropriate at the same time.
Dick Francis's Gamble
by Felix Francis
Continuing his father's legacy of horse racing mysteries, Felix Francis has written a taut thriller. Nicholas "Foxy" Foxton is a former jockey turned financial advisor, who witnesses his friend and co-worker execution in front of himself and thousands of others during the Grand National. Foxton must discover the reason for this and unravel the mystery surrounding the seemingly inexplicable event.
by Marian Churchland
In this beautifully illustrated adult graphic novel, a young artist Colette is hired by a mysterious patron to sculpt his portrait, but nothing is as it first seems and the patron is far from human.
Back of Beyond
by C.J. Box
Cody Hoyt is a troubled but talented cop with a history of alcoholism and burned bridges within his department. When his AA sponsor dies in an apparent alcohol-driven suicide in Yellowstone National Park, Cody knows better... His investigation puts him at odds with those around him while he searches for a killer across a beautiful and detailed landscape.
Power Play, Kingdom Keepers IV
by Ridley Pearson
In this fourth installment of the "Kingdom Keepers" juvenile fiction series, the five teens who moonlight as holograms that fight Disney villains in the hidden digital underworld within Disney World are faced with new challenges. One of their own is behaving strangely, while the villains seem to learn how to create their own holograms and jump free of the Virtual Maintenance Network and onto the Internet.
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