The Imperfects / Amy Meyerson

Meyerson has created a multi-layered mystery hinged upon the sudden appearance of a gem pin found in the family matriarch’s bedroom after her death.  At first, the family assumed it was costume jewelry, but after having it appraised,  they learn it is a famous missing jewel.  A larger mystery unfolds.   Did their thrifty grandmother steal the pin?     As it turns out,…

Diet For A New

Diet For A New America / John Robbins

From the publisher:  Originally published in 1987, Diet for a New America awakened the conscience of a nation with its startling examination of the food we buy and eat – and the moral, economic, and medical price we pay for it. Drawing a clear line connecting America’s factory farm system with disease, animal cruelty, and ecological crises, Robbins makes perhaps the most eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever published….

Where Is God

Where Is God In a Coronavirus World? / John C. Lennox

A short and sweet discussion on the importance of making meaning out of chaos. Lennox provides a well-fleshed philosophical and factual account of the current pandemic climate, and how personal beliefs can provide comfort and rationality to combat fear and fatalism. Though the writing leans ultimately towards a Biblical discussion of the nature of difficult times and how faith can positively impact that struggle,…


True Crime

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer… by Michelle McNamara
This book offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of the Golden State Killer, the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade. It is also a portrait of Michelle McNamara’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth as she died in the middle of hunting the killer down.

Perfect Couple

The Perfect Couple / Elin Hiderbrand

Librarian recommended. Available on OverDrive in ebook and eaudio formats.  
It’s Nantucket wedding season, and the Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom’s wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it’s going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect….