Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

May marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, and once again, Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City” and “The Garden of Beasts” provides great historical detail of a world-changing event.

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New novels unravel American violence, present and past

Jennie Lay is the adult programs coordinator at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, and this week she reviews two books: “The Harder They Come” by T.C. Boyle; and “Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K.

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Staff Picks for March 2015

This month we have a wonderful array of books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction, from picture books to recipe books (which are akin to adult picture books)

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Book review: The joy of cooking vegetables

The following are two of Emily Katzman's favorite cookbooks, both of which feature delicious and simple recipes in which vegetables are the stars of the plate. The authors of "Thug Kitchen" boldly claim the motto, “eat like you give a f*.” Uncouth? Yes.

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Book review: Reporter reveals secret lives of Afghan women

Shannon Ross ross reviews "The Underground Girls of Kabul" by Jenny Nordberg: "Investigative reporter Jenny Nordberg uncovers what it means to be female and free amidst the violence of America’s longest war in Afghanistan..." (This article, by Shannon Ross, originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)

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