Book Reviews

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Song for the Unraveling of the World by Brian Evenson

Reading slumps aren’t uncommon. Lately, I’ve been starting…

Breaker's Reef by Terri Blackstock

In our reviews the library staff often mention the variety of…

Mae Among the stars by Roda Ahmed & Look Up With Me: Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Life Among the Stars" by Jennifer Berne

The summer reading program is in full swing inside the library’s…

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11 by James Donovan

Joplin Public Library started its Summer Reading Program on…

Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

If you’ve ever taken a writing course you’ve heard ‘write…

Teen Nonfiction Fun for Summer

  Make: Minecraft for Makers by John Baichtal Start…

A Field Guide to American Houses by Virginia Savage McAlester

May is Preservation Month, a celebration that promotes our heritage…

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

As I mentioned in my most recent review, I challenged myself…

Just Peachy: Comics about Depression, Anxiety, Love, and finding the humor in Being Sad by Holly Chisholm

I have not officially been diagnosed with depression or anxiety,…

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

Dogs. I love ‘em. So when I saw “Stay” featured on the…

Thyme of Death by Susan Wittig Albert; Blood Oath by Linda Fairstein; Justice in Plain Sight by Dan Bernstein

Although not by conscious choice, most of my reading lately has…

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Goblins by Clint McElroy

Joplin Public Library started its 2018 Summer Reading Program…

Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has been a long-time advocate for librarians and…

Rice, Fish, Noodle: Deep Travels through Japan's Food Culture by Matt Goulding

My passion for food and travel began with Anthony Bourdain. …

Come With Me by Helen Schulman

I’m a sucker for alternate universe stories. Exploring “what…