I am a huge Lisa Scottoline fan. Her suspense novels are fabulous and keep me guessing to the very last page. Who knew she could also write humor? Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, teamed up to put together one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Titled Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, the book caught my eye on the new nonfiction shelves the other day and I read it last night from cover to cover. It is hilarious!
It’s raining bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar. The city’s only used book store is holding two great sales in April:
April 6 No Foolin’ Sale: Free magazine with every purchase of an audio book.
April 15 and April 20 Sideshow Sale: Three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply). This sale is being held to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20). The library is holding a Big Top: The Greatest Library Event party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Five counties – Fond du Lac, Calumet, Outagamie, Waushara and Winnebago – are working together on a plan to improve the Lake Winnebago system.
Michael Lizotte, president of the Winnebago Lakes Council and professor of biology at UW-Oshkosh, will provide an update on the project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The program is presented by the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association.
Fond du Lac author Edita Birschbach will present A Czech Novelist in America, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Birschbach, who recently published her e-book Brilliant Nightmare, will talk about how growing up in the Czech Republic influenced her writing of the suspense novel.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so here is a fun book to celebrate Irish storytelling. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell is the first book in a humorous trilogy set in present day Ireland. The main character, Aaron McCloud, goes to Ireland from New York to see his Aunt Kitty and brood about his bad luck in love. Aunt Kitty is close to Aaron’s age and writes “corrected’ versions of classic novels. On the bus to Kitty’s house, some loose pigs are blocking the road, and Aaron helps round them up only to find himself stranded with a pig no one claims.
Touch and Go, the new thriller by Lisa Gardner, can only be described as an edge-of-your seat thrill ride. The story features the kidnapping of a high-flying CEO Justin Denbe, along with his wife, Libby, and their teenage daughter Ashlyn. The Denbe's have the kind of life you read about in the pages of a glossy magazine; a gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, a great marriage, a perfect life.
Three Good Things by Wendy Francis is a debut novel set in the Madison area. This is a light and heartwarming story about two sisters who are trying to make the best of their lives while dealing with the difficulties that come along. If you like books about family dynamics with a dash of romance, then you may like Three Good Things.