Monthly Archives: June 2016

Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully – Allen Kurzweil

A Schlow Library Selection: As author Allen Kurzweil observes, the convoluted and twists and turns his Edgar Award-winning biography Whipping Boy reveals would likely not be believed if he had written it as a novel. As a 10-year-old boy, the author was sent to a Swiss boarding school after his father died, where he had the misfortune of rooming with a bully named Cesar. The youngest student at the school, Kurzweil often found himself as Cesar’s target, leading to a forced re-enactment of “39 Lashes” ...

Her Heart for the Asking – Lisa Mondello

From New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author, Lisa Mondello, a Contemporary Western Romance Novel “Ms. Mondello presents a beguiling story that keeps you turning the pages…Truly a joy to read.” Susan Mobley – 4 STARS – ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. But now her uncle’s heart is failing and she has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She ...

The Bailout – Charlie Wade

The Credit Crunch was just the start. The bank bailouts never solved the problem. When the banks crashed again in 2012, the shock waves led to countries and even continents failing. When Britain collapsed along with the rest of Europe, a Far-East Consortium’s bailout offer leaves small-town newspaper journalist Rob wondering what the cost will be. After food riots the new police state grew stronger. Finding other sympathisers, Rob prints his own newspaper telling the truth about the consortium and is taken with four other ...

I Have Lived Today – Steven Moore

England. 1960s. A cold, harsh autumn. On an isolated island, an abusive man forces his wife to run for her life. Their son Tristan, young and afraid, also flees the island and sets out into the world to escape his demons and find his mother. Hitchhiking beneath the backdrop of a wild and loveless November, Tristan encounters every possible character, from the genuinely kind to the inherently wicked. Beaten, robbed and stripped of even hope, Tristan finds himself on the gritty streets of London’s East ...

Apprenticed to Anubis – Kathrin BrĂĽckmann

Ancient Egypt: Hori and his fellow students celebrate their graduation from medical school. In a bar brawl, he accidentally kills the vizier’s eldest son. For punishment, the king renders an unusual verdict: life in the service of the dead at the weryt, the walled-off embalming compound. At the same time, young ladies at the pharaoh’s court drop dead without obvious cause. When the corpses are brought to the weryt, Hori, now trained in embalming and organ removal, discovers the girls were murdered. Only he can’t ...

Barkskins – Annie Proulx

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping Newsand “Brokeback Mountain,” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced ...

Attempted Murder – Misty Reddington

Attempted Murder is the seventh book in the Molly Tinker Mystery Series. The series was written for the Poodle Club of America Rescue Foundation. All profits from the sale of the books go directly to rescue dogs. Molly and her two poodles bring another killer to justice. She’s an official cop now, so she has to play by the rules, and Molly is good at it. A sniper is shooting at motorists, and in a matter of days, she makes an arrest. Of course, Molly ...

Nightmares in Analog – Jonathan Chateau

Nightmares in Analog is a collection of three supernatural, page-turning novellas – stories that test the boundaries of lust, vanity and sacrifice. Video is Dead The fading memories Jacob has of his deceased mother are buried on a few VHS home movies. Recently haunted by recurring dreams of her, he sets out to pick up a used VCR, and finds one at a local yard sale. However this is no ordinary VCR. According to the owner, this particular model not only plays movies, but it ...