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Library Talk – August 18, 2016


From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director

Of course we generally purchase the ‘big’ name authors, Patterson, Grisham, Steel, Burke, J.K. Rowling and many others. But we also purchase a good deal of books that may be on the best seller list that you don’t immediately recognize, and some that will likely not be on that hallowed list, but purchased for reasons of local interest, trying out a debut author, or just that the description intrigues me and I hope that it may intrigue you, our reader. So, here are a few new titles with either pretty big names, or interesting subjects, or just because the book in in a pile on my desk waiting to be processed.

The More They Disappear is a novel by Jesse Donaldson is set in Kentucky along the Ohio—Marathon, Cynthiana, Mason County and other familiar areas set the stage about drug deals, murders, and love lost, and the problems on many fronts that OxyContin caused in the late 1990s.

Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (he wrote the Sherlockian)—a suspenseful novel set in the Gilded Age of NYC with a good dose of legal thriller thrown in—the premise is the legal clash over the invention of the lightbulb and the right to power the country. Westinghouse, Edison, Tesla and J.P. Morgan are part of the intrigue set amongst the powerful and wealthy.

Ah, the presidential election year—many books will be printed on the candidates, so I feel I have to purchase a few. This week—Trump. In Trump We Trust by Ann Colter and Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money and Power by Washington Post reporters Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.

A reminder….next Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Ripley Library meeting room, our last summer music jam. These events have been awesome, and I hope that you can join us.