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.
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 second 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 from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin raises the daunting question: In the midst of a scandal that threatens a perfect life, how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love? In All We Ever Wanted, Nina Browning marries a third-generation Nashvillian, enjoys a newly lavish lifestyle thanks to the sudden success of her husband’s tech business and has a son, Finch, who has just been accepted to Princeton. Thomas Talone is a single dad, works multiple jobs and has a daughter, Lyla, who was recently accepted to Nashville’s most prestigious private high school on a scholarship. They couldn’t be prouder. Then scandal strikes, and the worlds of these very different families collide. Lyla passes out at a party, drunk and half-naked. Finch snaps a picture, types out a caption and click–sends it out to a few friends. The photo spreads quickly, and soon heated reactions bubble throughout the already-divided community. Before long, the families find themselves in the midst of an ethical war as their community takes sides, throws blame and implodes. The gray area between right and wrong grows thick, and Nina and Tom are forced to question every assumption they’ve held about love and family loyalty. Emily Giffin tells a riveting story of characters who face impossible choices–but emerge to live a life truer to themselves than they ever had before.
Erin: In Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky, Maggie Reid lives in Vermont in a small house with her cats and a dog. She’s a very private person, even to her friends, and she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at a luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered.
When a friend’s teenage son is is thrust into the national spotlight, accused to hacking a powerful man’s Twitter account, Maggie is torn between stepping into the glare to support her friend, and protecting her own tragic secret – an accident where she too was in a the media spotlight, robbed of everything she held dear. As the stunning truth behind the hacking case is slowly revealed, Maggie’s own carefully constructed story begins to unravel as well, and she knows that what they will all need from each other in this difficult time is comfort. A comfort that can only be provided if they all travel outside of their comfort zones.
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 July 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM