Book review: Suspense novels promise to thrill
Chris Painter reviews two suspense novels: "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, and "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins. "The Paying Guests" is a brilliant and compelling blend of Downton Abbey, passionate love story and bone chilling suspense.
Book review: Wonderful teen novel debut
In a world where the color of your blood means everything, Mare has known only hard work and hardship... "The Red Queen" is a wonderful teen debut with an addictive story line. (This review originally appeared in the Steamboat Pilot)
Book review: An astounding first novel
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is riding in the back seat of the car. He and his mother are on their way to spend the summer with Pops, his maternal grandfather, in Medgar, Kentucky. It had been two months since Kevin’s 3-year-old brother, Josh, had been killed...
Book Review: Great historical World War II fiction
In war, heroic action is evident both on the battlefield and at home. Most war stories focus on combat deeds, but civilians also fight for their countries in ways that may be equally as dangerous as picking up a weapon.
Book Review: Exploring race and immigration
Michelle Dover, the circulation services manager at Bud Werner Memorial Library, reviews these two books about race and immigration. Studies suggest that people tend to associate with people who are similar to them — religiously, politically, economically and, yes, racially.