Book Review: The seaside resort holds secrets in ‘Local Gone Missing’ | Entertainment

By Penny A Parrish FOR THE FREE LANCE STAR I have friends who live in houses by the beach. They love being by the ocean, but absolutely hate Saturdays when hundreds – or even thousands – of visitors head down to their paradise to rent McMansions by the water and clog the roads and overwhelm … Read more

Book Review: Hard-Boiled Detective Novel Meets Contemporary Issues in ‘And There He Kept Here’ | Books

Jesse, 17, breaks into a house in Sandy Lake, Minn. Jenny, his girlfriend, shows up to stop him. But what none of them had expected was that the owner, Emmett, would catch them. Joshua Moehling’s gripping debut “And There He Kept Here” is gaining momentum after Jesse and Jenny are reported missing. The slow roll … Read more

Post-Katrina children alone in New Orleans inspired this fantasy of a city called ‘NOLA’ | Books

After his first trip to New Orleans in 2003, Alex Jennings knew he would eventually have to find a way to live here. He waited until the summer of 2006, and we all know how much one would love New Orleans to get here in the recreational period after Katrina. Jennings has lived all over … Read more

Geneva poet to read from the first published book ‘Thunder Inn’

Harvey’s Tales will host Geneva’s home poet, Collin Callahan, from 14 to 17 Saturday at the Bookstore, 216 James St., Geneva. Callahan will read poetry from her first published book, “Thunderbird Inn,” at 14 and will also sign copies. The former captain of the Geneva High School wrestling team, Callahan, now 31, said he did … Read more

Liz’s Book Club is looking for contributions | Local news

The 14th annual edition of “Liz’s Book Club” is still looking for contributions. Every summer, readers of Kenosha News join this “club”, which shares favorite titles through your local newspaper. Our list covers all kinds of books, from the latest thrillers to classics. It’s easy to join: Just tell us about a great book (fiction … Read more

10-year-old Lafayette girl sets up Little Queer Library and offers free LGBTQ, banned books | Entertainment / life

While the adults quarrel about possibly banning books and movies from public libraries and removing book exhibits during the Pride and Black History months, a 10-year-old Lafayette girl takes steps to ensure LGBTQ-themed and banned books remain available. Cora Newton creates what appears to be the area’s first Little Queer Library. It will join dozens … Read more

6 mystery novels offer new angles – and a few new favorites | Book reviews

Most mysterious readers have favorite authors. Sometimes, though, our favorites break out of their boxes, whether they like it or not, and bring us something else. Other times, we take a chance and discover a writer who quickly becomes a new favorite. That’s the case with several of the mysteries I rounded up this month. … Read more

The annual JLC book sale returns to Ann Arbor with monthly summer sales

ANN ARBOR – JLC The book sale is back this year with a handful of summer sales and tens of thousands of books. Mountains of cheap books, DVDs, video games, board games and puzzles will be available for purchase at the family-run bookstore at Stratton Court. The event has been organized by the Whalen family, … Read more

The annual JLC book sale returns to Ann Arbor with monthly summer sales

ANN ARBOR – JLC The book sale is back this year with a handful of summer sales and tens of thousands of books. Mountains of cheap books, DVDs, video games, board games and puzzles will be available for purchase at the family-run bookstore at Stratton Court. The event has been organized by the Whalen family, … Read more

21 books to read this summer | Arts and entertainment

Whether you are heading to a remote beach or a nearby couch, these books are worthy additions to your summer reading list. “Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation” By Maud Newton, Random House There is no shortage of books on shocking family revelations revealed through research and DNA testing. But few writers can offer … Read more