Monthly Archives: August 2015

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War – Karen Abbott

"A captivating look at four women who took tremendous risks to contribute to the war effort during the American Civil War. Thoroughly researched and artfully written, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy presents a unique perspective on the the Civil War, carefully balancing stories from both the North and South and providing insights into the lives of American women during one of the most difficult chapters of our nation's history." - Schlow Library Staff

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

"This debut novel demonstrates the author's outstanding talent with phrasing to portray the characters' personalities. Funny, sweet, sad, laugh-out-loud in many instances, I have recommended this book to many friends who want a thoughtful, engaging, yet playful story about human nature and people interacting with each other." - Schlow Library Staff

A Desperate Fortune – Susanna Kearsley

"Susanna Kearsley is a talented and engaging writer who brings readers along for an exciting ride! Her books are imaginative and always have a twist that keep them surprising and interesting. If you havent discovered this author, now is the time!" - Schlow Library Staff

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street – Susan Jane Gilman

"Just like tasting your first ice cream cone, after reading the first page of this historical novel you'll be hooked. The story blends together a rich immigrant experience together with a rags to riches narrative all while remaining historically accurate. This all American story will have you reaching for a cone after the last page." - Schlow Library Staff

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security – Sarah Chayes

"Thieves of State makes the assertion that corruption is a major driver of global instability, from fueling terrorism in Afghanistan to unrest in Egypt. Chayes brings in her own experience working with the U.S. government in Afghanistan to help make this complex topic accessible, without oversimplifying. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the world we live in." - Schlow Library Staff

Nemesis – Catherine Coulter

When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock.