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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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.

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.

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.

Library Moments: Summer Reads #5!

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.

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

36742989Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: In Rescued by David Rosenfelt, defense lawyer Andy Carpenter is reluctant to take on any more cases. He’d much rather spend his time working for his dog rescue organization, the Tara Foundation, than find himself back in a courtroom. However, when a truck carrying over seventy dogs from the South to the rescue-friendly northeast turns up with a murdered driver, Andy can’t help but get involved. Of course Andy is eager to help the dogs, many of whom come to the Tara Foundation while awaiting forever homes – it’s the man accused of murder who he has a problem defending. The accused just happens to be his wife Laurie’s ex-fiance; her tall, good looking, ex-Marine ex-fiance. Even though the ex-fiance acknowledges having argued with the victim, he swears that he is not a killer, and although he would rather not, Andy has to admit he believes the man is telling the truth. For Andy, even with many successful cases behind him, this case, the one his wife insists he take, may prove to be his most difficult one of all.

 

33607640Erin: Author of The Dollhouse, Fiona Davis, brings us a story of two women a century apart struggling against the golden excesses of their respective ages in The Address. In 1884, Sara Smythe is working her way up to being the head housekeeper of a posh London hotel when a chance encounter with a New York architect, Theodore Camden, leads to a job offer across the Atlantic – to be manager of the greatest apartment house in New York: The Dakota. In 1985, Bailey Camden, fresh out of rehab, is desperate for new opportunities. Her grandfather was ward of a famed New York architect, but Bailey, former party girl and interior designer, is now homeless, jobless, and penniless.  Without a genetic tie to the family, she will see none of the Camden family’s fortune. But when she gets an offer to oversee the renovation of an apartment in The Dakota, she jumps at the opportunity.  Bailey is tasked with renovating the very apartment that Theodore Camden lived and died in-  killed by an employee of The Dakota.  Her ideas, however, clash with the vision of legitimate heiress Melinda, her “cousin”. As Sara and Bailey’s stories and struggles intertwine, Sarah in an age ruled by the Astors and the Vanderbilts, Bailey in an age ruled by free flowing drinks and cocaine, The Dakota can only keep its secrets for so long.  Soon, Bailey discovers something that could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden–and the woman who killed him–on its head.

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.

Library Moments: Summer Reads #4!

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

35068700Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: In bestselling author Beatriz Williams’ new novel The Summer Wives, it is the summer of 1951. Miranda  arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is thrown into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. But beneath the island’s blue-blooded surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. Uneasy among her stepsister’s privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph, whose father keeps the lighthouse. In summer, Joseph helps his father in the lobster boats, but in the autumn he returns to Brown University, where he’s determined to make something of himself. As the summer winds to its end, Miranda is caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades. Now, in the landmark summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last and she begins a fierce, relentless quest for justice for the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island.

40692329Erin: Your Second Life Begins When You Realize You Only Have One by Raphaëlle Giordano is the English translation of a best selling French feel-good novel, for fans of Hector and The Search for Happiness, The Little Paris Bookshop, and Eat, Pray, Love. At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Camille has everything you would think that she needs to be happy. A good job, loving family – but why does she feel as if happiness is slipping through her fingers? Then Claude, a Sean Connery look-alike “routinologist”, offers her some unique advice. Camille seizes the opportunity and begins a journey full of surprising escapades, creative capers, and deep meaning as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams. 

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.

*Origianlly aired in August 2018 on 100.9 CANOE FM.

Library Moments: Summer Reads #3!

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.

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

35887251Sherrill Sherwood, Collections Development Coordinator: #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a new novel more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before. In Pieces of Her, Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees an entirely different side to her mother. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. Pieces of Her raises the question; What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all?

 

Erin: Liar, Liar is the new thriller from New York Times best selling author Lisa Jackson. To Detective Dani Settler, the death of celebrity impersonator Didi Storm looks like a straightforward suicide. But Didi’s estranged daughter Remmi knows the truth isn’t so simple – because though the broken body on a San Francisco sidewalk is dressed in Didi’s clothes, it isn’t Didi.

Remmi was fifteen the when she last saw her mother – stowing away in Didi’s car as she drove into the Mojave desert for a mysterious rendezvous that ultimately resulted in her and her newborn twins disappearing from Remmi’s life. The only thing Remmi was left with was a sense that someone is watching her. And now, if Didi isn’t the real victim, who is? As Remmi, Detective Settler, and old-crush-turned-Private-Investigator Noah Scott dig deeper and deeper into Didi’s past, a story begins to emerge.  One of ruthless ambition and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden.

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.