Library Moments: Summer Reads #8!

Erin Kernohan-Berning, Branch Services Librarian: Hello I’m Erin Kernohan-Berning from the Haliburton County Public Library and this is Library Moments. Once a week, some of us from the library will come and talk about books, events, or the services we offer at the library.

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Summer is here and so are summer reads! This summer on Library Moments, Sherrill Sherwood and I will be sharing with you some of the most anticipated books of the summer. Whether relaxing on the dock, or curling up to wait out a summer rain, there is a book out there for you to enjoy.

On this final installment of Library Moments: Summer Reads, Sherrill Sherwood and I will each talk about an upcoming book for you to enjoy this summer.

Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love…if they don’t kill us first. In The Perfect Couple, it’s Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer. The sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at the beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As the Chief of Police interviews the bride, the groom, the groom’s famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield and no couple is perfect. Featuring favorite characters from her previous novels The Castaways, Beautiful Day, and A Summer Affair, The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.

Erin: In The Other Woman by Daniel Silva, a mysterious woman begins work on a dangerous memoir in an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret – a mole inserted into the West who now stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only Gabriel Allon, legendary art restorer and assassin, can unravel the conspiracy. He has battled dark forces before, and is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance. The Other Woman is Daniel Silva’s eighteenth installment of his Gabriel Allon series.

That’s it for this week’s Library Moments: Summer Reads series. All of the books we have talked about are available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library. Tune in again next week for another episode of Library Moments here on 100.9 CANOE FM.  

*Originally aired in September 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

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Book Talks: What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford

From Ross Welford, the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster, comes What not to do if you turn invisible. 13 year old Ethel is plagued by acne, and after a combination of untested medications and a visit to a sunbed she gets more than she bargains for when she develops the ability to turn invisible. At first it’s fun being invisible – at least her acne isn’t a problem when no one can see you – but when one day the invisibility fails to wear off, she has to race to find an antidote, and possibly solve an even deeper mystery.

What not to do if you turn invisible by Ross Welford is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

*Originally aired in September 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Library Moments: Summer Reads #7!

Erin Kernohan-Berning, Branch Services Librarian: Hello I’m Erin Kernohan-Berning from the Haliburton County Public Library and this is Library Moments. Once a week, some of us from the library will come and talk about books, events, or the services we offer at the library.

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Summer is here and so are summer reads! This summer on Library Moments, Sherrill Sherwood and I will be sharing with you some of the most anticipated books of the summer. Whether relaxing on the dock, or curling up to wait out a summer rain, there is a book out there for you to enjoy.

On this seventh installment of Library Moments: Summer Reads, Sherrill Sherwood and I will each talk about an upcoming book for you to enjoy this summer.

Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: Alex McKnight–hero of Steve Hamilton’s bestselling, award-winning, and popular private eye series–is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he’s ever encountered. In Dead Man Running, at sea, a vacationer logs on to the security-camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right–the room is bright, when he’s certain he’d left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body. Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he’s never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he’ll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight. Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore… and that Livermore’s capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined.

Erin: Susanna Kearsley is the author of Mariana and A Desperate Fortune, among many others, and Bellewether is her most recent novel

In Bellewether, some houses seem to want to hold their secrets. It’s 1759 and the world is at war – the North American colonies of Britain and France falling into the conflict. However, loyalties are complicated and while officially at war, New York merchants who have been secretly trading with the French for years are finding defying Britain’s colonial laws ever more treacherous. When Long Island families are forced to billet captured French soldiers, it upends the lives of the Wilde family who are deeply involved in the treasonous trade and already a family divided. Lydia, struggling already with her own personal tragedy, has little kindness to spare her unwanted guest, a French-Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe. But by the war’s end they learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds not easily broken. In present day, Charley doesn’t believe in ghosts, but as the new curator of the Wilde House Museum she becomes fascinated with the legend of Lydia and Jean-Philippe’s doomed love affair. It becomes clear that the Wilde House holds more than just secrets, and Charley discovers that the legend might not reflect the whole story, or the whole truth.

That’s it for this week’s Library Moments: Summer Reads series. All of the books we have talked about are available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library. Tune in again next week for more summer reading here on 100.9 CANOE FM.

*Originally aired in September 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Book Talk: A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows

Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune finds his most celebrated case suddenly reopened in A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows. When the case that made Domenic Jejeune’s career is pulled apart in the spotlight, long buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which may also be connected to the old case. With Jejeune preoccupied fending off inquiries from the Crown Prosecution Service and the media, it will be up to the stalwart Sergeant Maik to protect Lindy. With the chief superintendent’s long-standing support for Jejeune fading, the pressure is on to solve a recent murder case. Clues from the old case may be helpful in solving this new crime, but delving into the past may prove difficult for Domenic Jejeune … and dangerous for them all.

A Tiding of Magpies by Steve Burrows is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

Library Moments: Summer Reads #6!

Erin Kernohan-Berning, Branch Services Librarian: Hello I’m Erin Kernohan-Berning from the Haliburton County Public Library and this is Library Moments. Once a week, some of us from the library will come and talk about books, events, or the services we offer at the library.

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Summer is here and so are summer reads! This summer on Library Moments, Sherrill Sherwood and I will be sharing with you some of the most anticipated books of the summer. Whether relaxing on the dock, or curling up to wait out a summer rain, there is a book out there for you to enjoy. 

On this sixth installment of Library Moments: Summer Reads, Sherrill Sherwood and I will each talk about an upcoming book for you to enjoy this summer.

 

Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: The new novel When We Found Home by bestselling romance author Susan Mallery is a heartwarming stand-alone novel about a family brought together under unusual circumstances. Alberto, the head of the Carlesso family, is determined to repair the ties that his son cut by abandoning three children in different cities. Alberto has already raised his grandson, Malcolm, and established him at the top of his gourmet-food business. Then he tracked down 12-year-old Keira in foster care. Now he’s found Callie, a 26-year-old trying to rebuild after a teenage mistake resulted in her serving time in jail and derailing her life. Malcolm is unsure how to be a brother to these young women, while, at the same time, he’s opening himself up to a relationship with Delaney, a woman who is also dealing with loss and change. Mallery weaves together these stories in a compelling contemporary fairy tale that culminates in a satisfyingly happy ending.

Erin: In Paradox, the much anticipated 22nd installment of author Catherine Coulter’s FBI series, agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock find themselves in the crosshairs of an escaped psychopath bent on revenge after the failed kidnapping of their five-year-old son. Meanwhile, small town police chief Ty Christie witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage in Maryland. When dragging the river, the murder victim is found, but also dozens of bones and a very unique belt buckle. Working with Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover that this crime is linked to their own narrowly avoided tragedy. Now, it’s up to Christie, Savich, and Sherlock to untangle secrets that refuse to stay buried and ruthless greed to uncover the truth before their own bones end up at the bottom of the lake.

That’s it for this week’s Library Moments: Summer Reads series. All of the books we have talked about are available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library. Tune in again next week for more summer reading here on 100.9 CANOE FM.

*Originally aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Book Talks: A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Matthew Myers

36373662Anyone with a dog that loves to dig will love A Dog Named Doug, a picture book written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matthew Myers.

Meet Doug. Doug is a dog that loves to dig. But when Doug digs he doesn’t just dig holes in the backyard.

He digs ditches the size of tractors! He digs tunnels through gold mines! He even digs his way to the White House! Yes, not even the Secret Service can stop this doggo.

A Dog Named Doug written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Matthew Myers is available to reserve at the Haliburton County Public Library.

Library Moments: August Online Book Club

 

Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: Hello, I’m Sherrill Sherwood from the Haliburton County Public Library and this is Library Moments. Once a week some of us from the library will come and talk about books, upcoming events, or the services we offer at the library.

Evergreen Award LogoThe theme for August’s Online Book Club is the 2018 Evergreen™ Award. The Evergreen Award is part of the Ontario Library Association’s popular Forest of Reading™ award program. It gives adult readers of any age the opportunity to vote for their favourite title from a list of nominated works of Canadian fiction and non-fiction. Every year, adults are invited to read any of the ten nominated books and then vote for their favourite one. Voting will take place during the month of September in Haliburton at all of the eight branches. The winner will be announced in October during Ontario Public Library Week.

Today Erin Kernohan-Berning and I will each discuss one of the ten titles nominated for this year’s Evergreen Award.

 

Erin Kernohan-Berning, Branch Services Librarian: Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighborhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighborhood under fire: among them, Victor, a black artist harassed by the police; Winsum, a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together; and Hina, a Muslim school worker who witnesses first-hand the impact of poverty on education.

And then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them: Bing, a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father’s mental illness; Sylvie, Bing’s best friend, a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in; and Laura, whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father.

Scarborough offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighborhood that refuses to be undone.

 

Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: Nelson, B.C.  based author Jennifer Craig has won the $15,000 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her novel Gone to Pot. The award honours the best in Canadian humour writing. In Gone To Pot, after losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent British Columbia grandmother, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. Jess then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the mysterious young woman who introduces her to the grower’s world, and Marcus, the socially awkward “gardener” who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess’ adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles.

Anyone is welcome to participate in Haliburton County Public Library’s Online Book Club by choosing to read one or more of the four books selected each month. You can go online and make comments about specific books or reading in general. To check out the Haliburton County Public Library Online Book Club, visit the website haliburtonlibrary.ca and click on the “g” for Goodreads. That’s it for this week’s Library Moments. Thanks for listening here on 100.9 CANOE FM.

 

*Originally aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.