At the Library 8/5/21

At the Library

Enjoy two of our Reader’s Advisory reviews and come check out the books for yourself at the WPL!

The Great Quake by Henry Fountain

Review by Prairie Rose

On March 27, 1964 Alaska was shaken and torn by a 9.2 earthquake, the second largest in world history.  This book is well written and drew me into its pages.  We are introduced to the people that experience the biggest quake in America and visit some of them again fifty years later.  You’ll get touches of Alaskan history and will be amazed by the accounts of the power of the earth and water.  It was interesting to learn about the development of the study of earthquakes and what men and women went through to study this tragedy.  I recommend this book!

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Review by Nanny’s Picks

I enjoyed the book.  A slow start but stick with it.  The authors’ description of Venice and Amalfie, even Emilia’s hometown, Bensonhurst, are really amazing.  You can picture all of it like you are there.  I think the book is a cross between a historical novel and a love story.  It goes back and forth between present day and the past.  A great book to just read and relax.

New Materials @ the Library

Large Print Fiction

Lost Souls at the Neptune Inn by Betsy Carter
The Echo Wife
by Sarah Gailey
The Southern Side of Paradise
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester
Pretty as a Picture
by Elizabeth Little
The Lost Jewels
by Kristy Manning
Death in Focus
by Anne Perry
A Murderous Relation
by Deanna Raybourn