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Welcome to our Annual Adult Summer Reading ProgramIf you have registered before, enter your library card and the password rvcpl and click on the Login button.
Wednesday, June 29, 2015 to Friday, August 31, 2015.
* Read for Prizes - your reviews earn Sand Dollars, redeemable for rewards. Check out the display case at the Adult Reference Desk in July to see prizes.
* This year's theme is It's a Beach Party!. Pick up your Bingo Card & Book Review Cards at the Adult Reference Desk.
* The challenge this year will be to complete a game of Beach Blanket Bingo to be eligible for the grand prize.
Circle Wednesday, August 12 at 7 pm for our End of Summer Soiree.
J. Courtney Sullivan, author of the bestselling novels Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements will be our special guest speaker.
McDermid writes excellent mysteries, but this is a non-fiction book which explains the historical development of forensics, even back to the 1200's in China. She organizes it by types of forensics, i.e. crime scene, insects, blood spatter, and brings it up to current practices . It's very readable, not too technical, and fascinating information.
This year it will be different
I have always loved Maeve Binchy's books. I have never read any of her short stories before now. They are wonderful. All the stories in the book take place at Christmas. The people in the stories come alive and we share the happiness, sadness, hope and all of the emotions that come with the holidays.
This is a mystery series with the setting being the city of Venice. The city becomes a main character in the book. Police commissioner Guido Brunetti is called upon to solve the theft of some priceless books. I think to enjoy the series involving the character of Brunetti, you have to start from the beginning of the series. I felt a little lost. I may try reading this author's beginning books.
The Train to Crystal City
The topic is very interesting, but it isn't very well written or organized. It tells the story of an internment camp in Texas during WW II for German, Japanese, and a few Italian families who were being held for suspicious behavior to be exchanged for American prisoners and repatriated. It was highly secret and different from camps in west for Japanese. Somehow it never really came to life despite the topic.
This is a good story, giving background for the book Montana 1948, telling how the families got to Montana in late 1800's and established homesteading farms and ranches. It shows how the family became involved in law enforcement, and passed the job of sheriff down. It's almost like a series of short stories.
This is a wonderful book, for story, characters, settings, and history. it gives an excellent picture of what it was like to live through the occupation and resistance in France. 2 sisters, Viane, and Isabelle, 10 years apart, alternate chapters with their stories throughout the entire war.
A good mystery with the French detective, Bruno, who is tracking a case involving a Muslim boy's disappearance, along with being involved in trying to help an elderly Israeli woman. She is trying to honor the people and village who saved her brother and her during WW II. It's an interestng juxtaposition of wars and children in different times, very interesting.