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Satyajit Das will be speaking about his latest book "A Banquet of Consequences" at the Barry O'Keefe Library in February 2016. He is a globally known and respected former banker and consultant with o…
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This is the third in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K.Rowling) and definitely the best in the series. This book gives us a lot more of Robin (Private Detective Strike's assistant) and her back story and we learn more about Strike's background as well. If you have read the previous two in the series like…Continue
Started by Lindach in Detective/Mystery/Crime Nov 17.
This memoir of an Iranian family and the trauma caused to their lives by the Iranian Revolution was a compelling read. It was sad and uplifting at the same time. We follow the family being uprooted from their country and being separated from each other and finally coming together and recovering from the damage this momentous…Continue
Started by Lindach in Biography Nov 5.
A fascinating book - a great read! This is a very interesting account of an amazing journey: a walk across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul in 2002. Simply and clearly written, I learned more about Afghanistan from this book than from anything previously.Continue
Started by Sarah Wild in Non-fiction Oct 19.
Writing believable historical fiction is a real challenge. Not only does the author have to accurately place characters in the proper settings at the correct times, but dialogue must be invented that seems authentic to both the period and the person. Unfortunately James Carlos Blake has written a novel that only achieves the first half of this equation. The subject at hand is none other than William “Bloody Bill” Anderson, one of the most notorious guerrillas who operated in Missouri and…Continue
Started by Kim Allen Scott in Adventure/War Oct 9.