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The Long and Faraway Gone By: Lou Berney Two tragic events from over two decades ago intertwine in this gripping cold case thriller. The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney is a mystery with numerous accolades, including Edgar Allan Poe and Reading List awards.  It is intense and...

The Indiana Room Collection – Brown County By: Justin Davis, Indiana Room Digital Assistant Ever since I moved to Indiana in the early 2010’s, Brown County has held a special place in my heart. It’s a place that I can go to disconnect from daily life, either...

Go Places With These Travel Memoirs By: Jennifer Harmon   Whether spring finds you on the road or staying close to home, your imagination will go places with these travel memoirs. My Invented Country by Isabel Allende All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou My Paris Dream...

Dune By: Frank Herbert Frank Herbert’s Dune is a science fiction classic. Look at any compilation of the most influential works in science fiction and you will find Dune somewhere near the top. After hearing about it and having it on my ‘to-read list’ for years, I...

Imbeciles:  The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck By Adam Cohen "Three generations of imbeciles are enough."  This quote from the much vaunted Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendall Holmes is shocking to modern ears.  However, Holmes' statement was reflected by many Americans in the...

Uprooted By: Naomi Novik Drawing from her Polish roots, Novik has created a superb coming-of-age fantasy, what could almost be an origin story for the Baba Yaga of Slavic folklore, while also incorporating elements of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale.  It's about Agnieszka, a young woman who is...

March, Books 1, 2, & 3 By: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell March is probably the best graphic novel series I've ever read. It's devastating and uplifting at the same time, but in this dichotomy we can see the continuing story of the civil rights movement...

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney   Lillian Boxfish is the highest paid woman working in advertising during the 1930’s.  She works for R.H. Macy’s in New York City and is also a successful poet and writer.   She is fiercely independent and while she enjoys dating,...

Sing You Home By: Jodi Picoult   The award-winning author Jodi Picoult has become one of my favorite go-to writers when I need a thought-provoking good read. Picoult, 50, hales from Hanover New Hampshire and is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard; pretty impressive credentials! Before venturing into writing...