November 16, 2022
  • November 16, 2022

Lima Public Library Book Reviews

By on May 9, 2021 0


FICTION

Geling Yan’s Secret Loveseat

Hongmei is the perfect Chinese bride: beautiful, diligent, passive. Glen is the perfect American husband: smart, caring, well-off. From the outside, life for Hongmei and Glen in the San Francisco Bay Area looks perfect. But at home, their marriage collapses. Post-its left on the refrigerator are their primary form of communication.

In the Quick by Kate Hope Day

June is a bright but tough girl with a knack for mechanical invention who leaves home to begin grueling astronaut training at the National Space Program. Six years later, she got a coveted space station engineering job but is haunted by the mystery of the Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft. The spaceship went missing when June was 12, and while the rest of the world seems to have forgotten about the crew, June alone has evidence that makes her believe they’re still alive.

Christine Smallwood’s Spirit Life

As an assistant professor of English in New York with no hope of finding a permanent position, Dorothy feels “like a janitor in the temple who kept sweeping because she had nowhere to be but had lost her mind. belief in the sanctity of the business. ”No one other than her boyfriend knows she’s just had a miscarriage, not even her therapists – Dorothy has two.

Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

At the center of this story is the cathedral. Its design and construction in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Rhine town of Hagenburg brings together a vast array of unforgettable figures whose fortunes are inseparable from the shifting political factions and economic interests vying for supremacy. From the bishop to his treasurer, everyone is involved and affected by the slow rise of Hagenbourg Cathedral, which in no way imposes morality or charity.

NON-FICTION

Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American combo by Jo Koy

In this book, I’m going to take you behind the microphone, behind the curtain – OK, well behind. From growing up with a mom who made me dance like Michael Jackson at the Knights of Columbus, to some really dark stuff, stuff that we don’t talk about often enough as immigrants. Mental health, poverty, alcohol consumption. And show you the way to my American dream.

Plastic: an autobiography of Allison Cobb

Cobb’s obsession with a large plastic car part leads him to explore the violence of our culture of consumption and elimination, including his own life as a child of Los Alamos, where the first atomic bombs were made. . The trip exposes the interconnections between plastic waste, climate change, nuclear technologies and racism.

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman

Through a new analysis of eleven female monsters, including Medusa, the Harpies, the Furies and the Sphinx, Jess Zimmerman takes us on an enlightening feminist journey through mythology. She guides women (and others) to reexamine their relationships with traits like hunger, anger, ugliness, and ambition, teaching readers to embrace a new image of the female hero: one that looks a lot like a monster, with agency and power to match.

The Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts, and Other Literary Curiosities in History by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Books written in blood and books that kill, books of madmen and books that rigged the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long that they could destroy the Universe, books worn in combat and books of codes and numbers whose secrets remain unknown. Spell books, alchemist scrolls, portable books, edible books, books to summon demons, books written by ghosts and much more come together in the most oddly weird library imaginable

CHILDREN

All Thirteen: The Amazing Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soonornvat

On June 23, 2018, twelve players from the Wild Boars football team and their coach entered a cave in northern Thailand for an afternoon of adventure. But when they look to the start, the rising floodwaters block their way. As the seventeen-day rescue progresses, people begin to wonder how long a group of ordinary children can survive in the dark without food and clean water. Combining in-depth science and details about the culture and religion of the region, this Newberry Honor Book reveals the courage and dedication of all who participated in the rescue.

8 years and over