The Stars Are Fire, Anita Shreve, Knopf, out now Another great read from a reliable writer. In 1947, Grace lives on the Maine coast with her husband and two young children. She is trapped in her life, pregnant with her third and unhappy in her marriage. After a long dry summer, the Maine coast is… Continue reading Fire fighting
The Boy on The Bridge, Mike Cary, Orbit, out May 23rd, 2017 I’ll admit upfront to being a little sick of zombie novels, but there’s always an exception. This is the one! The Boy on The Bridge a prequel to the events in The Girl with all the Gifts, and is set in a future… Continue reading Two Exciting Reasons to Look Forward to May 23rd!
Revenge of the Star Survivors, Michael Merschel, Holiday House When eighth grader Clark Sherman moves to a new school, his school records are lost en route. Placed in the wrong classes, he decides to treat the school as a new planet where he meets strange beings. Great humor and also a sensitive treatment of bullying,… Continue reading April Roundup: Reviews for All Ages
Another in our occasional series where local authors tell us about their day. Nancy’s most recent book, Because the Sky is Everywhere, a picture book to help young children understand death, is on our shelves now. Before I became an actual author, I imagined the writer’s life being full of glamour. I had an… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Colorado Author: Nancy Sharp
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Frances Fitzgerald, Simon &Schuster, April 2017 This is a valuable book on the importance of evangelical theology and the varieties of its practice, through the lives of leaders and evangelical bodies as they have impacted, and are impacting, America. Fitzgerald chronicles the history of Evangelism in the… Continue reading Evangelism and its influence on the US
Blood Rose Rebellion, Rosalyn Eves, Knopf, out soon–March 28th 2017 The first in a YA fantasy trilogy, this teen fantasy is better than most. The story is set in an alternative 19th century time frame where the upper class, the Luminate, hold all the power through blood, money and magic. They use their magical powers… Continue reading Breaking magic
The Hearts of Men, Nickolas Butler, Harper, March 2017, out now Nickolas follows his Shotgun Lovesongs with another book on the contemporary American male. And, as an American male, I appreciate the effort. In this book, Nickolas uses Boy Scout ideals to describe the erosion of higher ideals in our cynical society, an erosion that… Continue reading Larry’s Good March Reads for Adults!