Claire’s Top 5 Picks
1. ‘Voices in the Ocean’ by Susan Casey
2. ‘Trap’ by Robert K. Tanenbaum
3. ‘The Lightning Stones’ by Jack Du Brul
4. ‘Woman with a Secret’ by Sophie Hannah
5. ‘The Third Woman’ by Jonathan Freedland
‘Voices in the Ocean’ – A journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins. Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. We have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, rescue one another (and humans), deduce. infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums and call themselves by name. Scientists still don’t completely understand their incredibly sophisticated navigation and communication abilities or their immensely complicated brains.
The author, Susan Casey, embarked on a two-year global adventure to explore the nature of these remarkable beings and their complex relationship to humanity. A good book to read and to learn about these amazing creatures and instead of slaughtering them maybe we will begin to understand and treasure them.
‘Trap’ – Another gripping courtroom drama by Robert K. Tanenbaum. The fearless District Attorney Butch Karp and his intrepid wife Marlene Clampi get tangled in a web of misdirection and must unravel it in time to solve a new murder case.
‘The Lightning Stones’ by Jack Du Brul- This was a really interesting story based on fact. What was Amelia Earhart carrying on her final flight? This adventure begins two thousand feet beneath the surface of the earth. At stake is an extraordinary scientific discovery that could irrevocably alter the planet, centered on a cache of rare crystals called lightning stones rumored to have been aboard Amelia Earhart’s plane when it vanished on July 2, 1937.
‘Woman with a Secret’ by Sophie Hannah – She’s a wife, a mother but she isn’t who you think she is. Nicki Clements has secrets, like anybody else—secrets she keeps from her children and from her husband. Secrets she shares with only one person: a stranger she’s never seen. A person whose voice she’s never heard. And then Nicki is arrested for murder. The murder of a man she doesn’t know. A good read.
‘The Third Woman’ – A thriller by Jonathan Freedland. The first two murders went unnoticed. The third will change everything. Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she’d be investigating her own sister’s murder. She refuses to accept the official line that Abigail’s death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that suggests her sister was the third victim in a series of killings hushed up as part of a major conspiracy. A good read.
Many new books for you to enjoy at your library.
Don’t forget about the Children’s Fun Time every Tuesday until the end of August at 11 am at the Mindemoya library. Everyone is welcome. Stories are read, and there are crafts to do and snacks!
Summer hours are still in effect until September 1 when we go back to regular hours. Summer hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm and Thursdays from 1 to 7 pm. Look for our bright new library sign that will be outside whenever the Mindemoya library is open!
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer! See you at your library!