You read that title right; the gut is an organ. Gut by Guilia Enders is an inside look at the human digestive system. Learn what makes us go #2 and how bacteria can either help or hurt us. Figure out how and why certain foods make some of us sick and the role a vaginal... Continue Reading →
John Cole leaves his book shop one day with the intent to visit his brother. He gets in his car and drives. When he stops at an old house far from the beaten path, the last thing he expected was for them to be expecting him. He's greeted by name and they say they've been... Continue Reading →
Everyone loves a trip to the zoo. The animals are wild. The experience is beautiful. A day of fun-filled educational exhibits. Right? Well, actually, not everyone agrees that zoos are a wonderful place to spend the day. In David Grazian's American Zoo: A Sociological Safari, you'll read about the pros and cons of the American... Continue Reading →
A murder. A victim. A killer. And a group of four murder club members that are going to solve the mystery. The Thursday Murder Club takes the reader on a journey as Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron use their detective skills to solve the murder of a man who was going to be building an... Continue Reading →
Can a city have a soul? A personality? Of course, it can. And a city like New York surely has a powerful one. In fact, New York City has six. One for each borough and one for the city collective. But all hell breaks loose when the souls of the city become people who embody... Continue Reading →
A $10 million Stradivarius violin has gone missing. Will Ray McMillian be able to pay the ransom in time to compete in the world's biggest classical music competition? Find out in this musical mystery studded with family history and high aspirations. Ray McMillian is a young Black man whose love of music might be his... Continue Reading →
Remarkable Creatures tells the embellished tale of the real-life people Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Anning was a famous paleontologist, fossil collector, and fossil dealer from Lyme Regis, England. Living from 1799 to 1847, Anning was a surprising expert in her field at a time when women were not allowed to engage in scientific pursuits. She fought stigma and the natural elements in order to discover and catalog her fossil finds along the now-famous "Jurrasic Coast."
Piranesi is a man living in the House. It is his entire world made of a never-ending labyrinth of grand halls filled with statues big and small. It is a wondrous universe where the sea floods the lower level halls and the clouds dominate the upper halls. The middle halls are the land of men and birds and statues. His friend is the Other: the only other living person in the world. Of course, there were others before his time, but they are only bones now.
There is an invisible library hidden from the world. Hidden from all worlds. Its goal is to collect and protect all unique and precious books so as to maintain order and knowledge. Irene is a Librarian, trained in the Language, and sworn to serve the Library. She was born into the Library and spends her... Continue Reading →
The book begins in January of 1946 and is composed of letters between a welcoming cast of characters that intersect in the physical world. Juliet Ashton is an author living in London after World War II. She's finished a series of articles about the war and is ready to move on to a more engaging... Continue Reading →