Lima Public Library Book Reviews


LIBRARY ONLINE

• Although the Lima Public Library is temporarily closed, you can still access lots of books, videos and other resources with your library card at www.limalibrary.com/digital.

• The main library is beginning curbside pick up Monday, May 11. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 567-712-5239, contact the library through Facebook Messenger or put a hold on a book through the online catalog. Give workers 24 hours to gather. Park near the main entrance. Call when you arrive, and your items will be brought out.

Editor’s note: Try these new digital book releases from Hoopla digital. For more information about borrowing e-books through Hoopla, visit https://limalibrary.com/content/hoopla.

Fiction

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

For Antonia Vega, the rug has been pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her husband suddenly dies. When, on top of everything else, her bighearted but unstable sister disappears and a pregnant, undocumented migrant teenager appears on Antonia’s doorstep, she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg

Marcus Ryker has spent his entire career studying killers. One thing he knows for sure: a peace summit is the ultimate stage for an assassination. President Andrew Clarke is determined to announce his historic peace plan from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But when senior American officials who support the plan begin violently dying, Clarke orders Ryker and his team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end.

Less Than a Moment by Steven Havill

Posadas County, New Mexico has enjoyed a surge in prosperity since rancher Miles Waddell built an internationally renowned astronomy complex atop Torrance Mesa. Passion, not profit, drives Waddell. A ripple of unease is felt across the county with the arrival of developer Kyle Thompson. Why did he and his wife quietly purchase a large scrubby acreage nearby? Any light pollution would jeopardize Waddell’s success.

Beauty by Christina Chiu

Amy Wong is an up-and-coming designer in the New York fashion industry; she is young, beautiful and has it all. But in her personal life, she struggles with marriage and motherhood, finding that her choices often fall short of her traditional family’s expectations. Derailed again and again, Amy must confront her own limitations to succeed as the designer and person she wants to be.

Non-Fiction

Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Inside a stone-faced Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad, jammed with more than 100,000 books and one portly shop cat, Shaun manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland’s largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit. His account of one year behind the counter is something no book lover should miss.

Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier by Alan Zweibel

Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for $7 apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi and all of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players.

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade

Born in France, André worked on his family’s farm until he was 18, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, André went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it’s also what caused his untimely death at 46.

Business Etiquette Made Easy: The Essential Guide to Professional Success by Myka Meier

Etiquette expert Myka Meier has coached thousands of business professionals and worked with internal human resources and hiring departments of some of the most successful Fortune 100 companies to learn what it takes to be the best in business. It may surprise you to learn that etiquette is what differentiates you from everyone else, and Business Etiquette Made Easy shows you how to put your best professional foot forward.

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LIBRARY ONLINE

• Although the Lima Public Library is temporarily closed, you can still access lots of books, videos and other resources with your library card at www.limalibrary.com/digital.

• The main library is beginning curbside pick up Monday, May 11. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 567-712-5239, contact the library through Facebook Messenger or put a hold on a book through the online catalog. Give workers 24 hours to gather. Park near the main entrance. Call when you arrive, and your items will be brought out.

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