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 has curbside pick up. 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.

Fiction

The American Fiancée by Eric Dupont

Over the course of the 20th century, three generations of the Lamontagnes will weather love, passion, jealousy, revenge and death. Their complicated family dynamic will propel their rise, and fall, and take them around the world … until they finally confront the secrets of their complicated pasts.

Temporary by Hilary Leichter

In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.”

More Than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson

One night changes everything for three women. When Addison Killbourn’s husband is involved in a car accident that leaves a woman dead, her perfectly constructed life crumbles apart. Emilia Cruz is a deputy bearing a heavy burden far beyond the weight of her job. Brianne Demanno is hiding from reality. As the lives of these women intersect, they can no longer dwell in the memory of who they’ve been.

All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen

FBI agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was brutally stabbed to death more than 40years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went so cold that the Las Vegas Police Department has given up hope of solving the case. But then a shattering family secret changes everything Reed knows about his origins, his murdered mother and his powerful adoptive father, state senator Angus Markham.

Non-Fiction

The Dream Universe: How Fundamental Physics Lost Its Way by David Lindley

In the early 17th century Galileo drastically changed the framework through which we view the natural world when he asserted that we should base our theory of reality on what we can observe rather than pure thought. In the process, he invented what we would come to call science. But in the early 20th century when quantum physics, with its deeply complex mathematics, entered into the picture, something began to change. Many physicists began looking to the equations first and physical reality second.

The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life by Alexander Norman

This book recounts an astonishing odyssey from isolated Tibetan village to worldwide standing as spiritual and political leader of one of the world’s most profound and complex cultural traditions. While the Dalai Lama has never been comfortable with his political position, he has been a canny player — at one time CIA-backed — who has maneuvered amidst pervasive violence, including placing himself at the center of a dangerous Buddhist schism.

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the 20th century’s greatest disasters. In the 30 years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident has long remained in dispute.

American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power by Andrea Bernstein

In American Oligarchs, award-winning investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein tells the story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. Their journey to the White House is a story of survival and loss, crime and betrayal, that stretches from the Klondike Gold Rush, through Nazi-occupied Poland and across the American Century, to our new gilded age. In building and maintaining their dynastic wealth, these families came to embody the rising nationalism and inequality that has pushed the United States to the brink of oligarchy.

Children’s

Team Stats — Football Edition series by World Book

Young football fans will be captivated by this series featuring highlights of eight of the NFL’s top teams. Each short volume is packed with photos of some of the plays and players that make these teams great, along with easy-to-read text, stats, timelines and glossaries. Teams featured are: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.

Ages: 8 – 12

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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 has curbside pick up. 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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