One perfect lie / Lisa Scottoline

The anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing is approaching and something is going to go down somewhere.  The action starts at a suburban high school where a teacher is trying to ingratiate himself with just the right kid on the baseball team.  He wants a junior who needs a father figure to trust and thus […]


John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America / Kim Heacox

John Muir loved the wildness of Yosemite and spent years recording every plant, animal, tree, meadow, mountain and glacier that he could find as well as his experiences along the way. He walked with a passion to study the geology of the area and surmised that glaciers were instrumental in carving the mountains, cliffs and […]


A piece of the world / Christina Baker Kline

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth is an iconic piece of American art, yet so few know anything about the subject of the painting, where it was set, or even that Christina Olsen was a real person and an inspiration for years to Wyeth.    Christina Baker Kline has created an evocative portrayal of the real Christina, […]


Beach Reads for Teens

Whether you are road-tripping, camping, hitting the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, these titles are perfect for reads for your summer vacation. The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom and in the aftermath of their breakup, neither parent would give up the beach house—Sasha […]