ELLINWOOD —Packing for vacation? Don’t forget to stop by the Ellinwood Library and pick up some audio books to take on the trip. Traveling goes faster with a good story!
“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Hetty Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. And the Grimkes’ daughter is possessed of a ravenous intellect and mutinous ideas. The two women develop a remarkable friendship, and an unconventional destiny together.
“Code Name: Johnny Walker” by Jim Defelice. This is the true story of the U.S. Navy Seals Iraqi interpreter and guide, “Johnny Walker” who helped the American servicemen unmask countless terrorist and foil an untold number of plots against fellow Iraqis and other American. His job was so dangerous that he couldn’t even use his own name.
“The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinction of life on earth, Scientist are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.
“The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice. Reuben Golding is a man infused with the Wolf Gift, and under the loving tutelage of the Morphenkinder. Then from out of the shadows of the forest comes a ghost, tormented, unable to speak, yet able to embrace and desire. Reuben soon finds himself drawn to this spectral presence, and ancient histories and secrets are revealed.
“One More Thing” by B.J. Novak. This collection of stories has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition and the desire to find that one thing that will make a person complete. From prizes in Frosted Flakes, to artificial intelligence beings capable of love, this collection will electrify the spirit and entertain the soul.
“Dust” by Patricia Cornwell. Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working a horrendous mass murder, when she is pulled into a strange killing inside the sheltered gates of MIT. The victim was mere weeks away from a $100 million dollar lawsuit against her financial managers, and Kay suspects that the murder is not just a coincidence.
“Deadline” by Sandra Brown. Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist haunted by his experiences in Afghanistan. He’s privately suffering from battle fatigue, which is a threat to all aspects of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began forty years ago, and Dawson is at center of an international crises.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.