In many parts of the world, being poor isn’t just a hardship, it can be life threatening. In some countries, the most-endangered – orphans, single women and single mothers – are targeted for human trafficking. Desperation and false claims of a better life draw them into danger.
Lighthouses are settings for a number of novels. People are fascinated by the mystery surrounding such remote places. Two recent novels that have lighthouse settings are: Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman and Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.
The title of this book intrigued me from the moment I first saw it. I enjoy reading books with settings in the South, and this title is as Southern as it gets. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is set in a fictional town in southern Indiana called Plainview. Reminiscent of The Help, this debut novel by Edward Kelsey Moore is filled with the charm and wit of the South. As African American teenagers in the late 1960's, Clarice, Barbara Jean, and Odette hung out with most of their peers in a diner called Earl's.
Book club members are often faced with the problem of getting enough copies of a title for members to read at the same time. If you belong to a book club, you should know about the Library’s book club kits. Each kit contains 10 copies of a title plus book discussion questions. The kits can be checked out for 60 days. Since most clubs meet monthly, one member can check out the kit, pass out copies to members at the meeting, and collect the copies at the next meeting after discussing the book. Right now there are about 60 titles available with more being added.
Did you put off filing your income taxes until the last minute again this year? Do you continually struggle with deadlines, surf the Web instead of paying the bills, and prefer distraction to action? If so, I have the perfect self-help book for you. The Art of Procrastination, written by John Perry, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University, claims to be the effective guide to the art of dawdling, lollygagging and postponing.