As part of my job, I read quite a few Young Adult books and after a while, they start seeming like the same old story: The author finds a way to ditch the parents (death, dysfunction, over-working, etc.) so that the teen protagonists must solve their...

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  As my colleagues at the library know, every year I set aside the month of December for reading holiday books. No literary fiction; no memoirs; no keeping up with the latest hot titles; just good old-fashioned Christmas stories. So here’s the ...
This is a mystery novel set within the confines of a ward (or congregation) in the Church of Latter Day Saints, and the Mormon culture plays a defining role in the story. Without the religious backdrop, the plot would seem ordinary: a housewife finds...
    Welcome to Warp Zone! This is the second installment of our video game blog, which features new or interesting games that can be checked out for free with your library card.   With the holidays coming up, it is safe to say t...

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Nora Webster by Colm Toibin Set in Wexford, Ireland, 40-year-old Nora is a recent widow, left with four children and little money. She begins the journey of creating a new life for herself without Maurice, the love of her life. Afraid that she will ...