From the Tallmadge Express: Cuyahoga Falls Library employee has been indicted on a pair of felony charges related to the theft of more than $350,000 since 2007 from the library. On Aug. 7, a Summit County grand jury indicted Theresa M. Karm, 54, of Tallmadge, on an aggravated theft charge and a theft in office [...]
An impressive debut from rapper Mac Lethal. Hampton sets her latest to reality TV. Octavia writes a sequel to His First Wife, and the spotlight turns to a self-published author from Cleveland.
Fall is in the air, in New York at least, and here at LJ that means we’re gearing up for our reference bonanza: the annual reference supplement. Our popular “Best Databases” feature will appear in the supplement, and we’d love to hear from you with your nominations. Which database knocked your socks off this year? [...]
Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, Bleeding Edge (Penguin Pr. ISBN 9781594204234. $27.95), is set for publication in September, and already reviews are passing before my eyes. So I’ll give you my take on this heady, ground-shifting novel, which explores early Internet angst and the buildup to 9/11 to give us a world on the verge. Interestingly, [...]
Lippman, Laura. After I’m Gone. Morrow. Feb. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9780062083395. $26.99. CD: HarperAudio. lrg. prnt. THRILLER Investigating cold cases for some extra cash, retired Baltimore detective Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez looks into the murder 26 years earlier of Julie, once mistress to rich but shady businessman Felix Brewer, who disappeared ten years before Julie’s death. [...]
Beaton, M.C. Death of a Policeman. Grand Central. Feb. 2014. 272p. ISBN 9781455504732. $24. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. MYSTERY When Detective Chief Inspector Blair sends eager rookie Cyril Sessions to monitor series stalwart Sgt. Hamish Macbeth, whom Blair would so love to can, Sessions ends up murdered and Macbeth ends up a suspect. With a 50,000-copy [...]
Berkin, Carol. Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. Knopf. Feb. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780307592781. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385351621. BIOGRAPHY How many readers know that Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jerome, married a Baltimore beauty named Elizabeth Patterson, which so angered Napoleon that he insisted Jerome renounce her or lose all his powers? As [...]
Emory University is consolidating four existing digital technology services located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library into the newly created Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), in a process which began in June and is expected to take several months.