Staff Picks: The Zookeeper's Wife

May 26, 2017

Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed reading The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, a 2007 novel that was released as a movie earlier this year.

The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of a couple who ran a zoo and when it became a farm during Nazi rule,” explains Jennifer. “Antonina, a housewife, and her husband, Jan, a zoo director, secretly sheltered Jews in their home and on the grounds.”

Staff Picks: The Orphan's Tale

May 19, 2017

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed the newly released historical fiction novel The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. “From the author of The Kommandant’s Girl, comes an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story of love and the quest for survival during WWII,” says Marg.

Staff Picks: Everything, Everything

May 10, 2017

Caitlyn Baker, from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries, recently enjoyed Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, a popular and award-winning Young Adult (YA) novel.

Staff Picks: The Lost City of the Monkey God

May 9, 2017

Jennifer Robinson from the Amherstview Branch reviews Douglas Preston's all-true travelogue in which tells of exploring a legendary lost city in the Honduran rain forest. 

Staff Picks: The Kiss of Deception

April 20, 2017

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is the first book in a suspenseful, romantic and adventurous young adult fantasy series titled The Remnant Chronicles. 

Staff Picks: Close Enough to Touch

April 11, 2017

“One time a boy kissed me and I almost died…This tagline first drew me into Close Enough to Touch,” says Erin from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries. Close Enough to Touch is a brand new contemporary romance novel by Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go

Staff Picks: Unearthed

April 7, 2017

Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed the memoir Unearthed:  love, acceptance, and other lessons from an abandoned garden by Alexandra Risen, in anticipation of the author’s visit to the Napanee Branch on April 19th, 6:30pm.

Staff Picks: 52 Reasons to Hate My Father

March 16, 2017

Caitlyn Baker, a student page with the County Libraries, recently enjoyed 52 Reasons to Hate my Father, a YA novel by Jessica Brody.

Staff Picks: Brown Girl in the Ring

March 1, 2017

Since February was Black History Month, the Amherstview Branch’s book club read books based on the themes of black history and culture. Jennifer, who leads the book club, chose to read Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, a great CanLit novel. It’s sci-fi and from 1998, so it could be considered a bit obscure. “Winner of several ‘best first novel’ awards, this novel weaves together elements of Afro-Caribbean culture, feminist science fiction, and magic realism,” says Jennifer.

Staff Picks: I See You

February 7, 2017

“I See You is the highly anticipated page-turner by author Clare Mackintosh whose debut book I Let You Go caused quite a stir late last year,” says Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch. “It was hailed as the new Girl on the Train and proved to be extremely popular; in fact it is still in high demand. I just finished reading I See You and I predict that it will garner the same interest and be just as popular!”