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"Staring Down the Brilliant Dream" by the Indigo Girls

 

Folk fans already know the luscious harmonies and heart wrenching lyrics of the Indigo Girls, composed of Emily Saliers, Amy Ray and a variety of guest musicians. For those not familiar with these multi-talented ladies, "...

"The Last Man" by Vince Flynn

 

Many readers will be saddened to hear that author Vince Flynn has died. They may also be surprised...

Suicide Kings

 

Dark humor is worth savoring like chocolate in "The Suicide Kings" with Christopher Walken. Some ivy leaguers kidnap a mafia don, but it's...

"Trains and Lovers" by Alexander McCall Smith

 

Alexander McCall Smith is a remarkably prolific writer, adding to several popular series each year. The "...

"Drift" by Rachel Maddow

 

Television commentator Rachel Maddow has transferred her skills as a broadcaster into writing a book, "...

"Cat Bearing Gifts" by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

I have a confession. I'm addicted to cat mysteries. Cats are natural sleuths. If they're connected to a library or bookstore, they are unstoppable. This summer if you're looking for a purrfect summer read, let me recommend a few of my favorite series.

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"100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die

A recent trend in guidebooks is the "before you die" list of things to do or see. Thus we have "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die," "...

"Immortal" by Dean Crawford

 

A body is delivered to the morgue in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The medical investigator, Lillian Cruz, is amazed to find smallpox scars on the body. There is a gunshot wound that has an embedded musket ball from the Civil War era. Further tests reveal that the body appears to be...
"The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Rarely has a book, teen fiction or otherwise, stayed with me the way this marvelous John Green novel has since completing it. Friend after friend recommended this book to me. Often this recommendation came with the warning, "the book is amazingly awesome. Get the tissues." Right away I began to...

Groundbreaking Reads

Many think that summer reading clubs are just for kids, but SLCL offers programs for all age groups, including adults. This year's Adult Reading Club asks participants to read six books over a 12-week period. Signing up...

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