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Successful book launch for local authors

The Farley room at the CASO Station in St. Thomas last night was a fitting venue for the official book launch of local residents Cheryl and Doug Lester’s book “12 Steps of Self-Leadership”.  Present at the launch were several community leaders like Mayor Heather Jackson, Roberto Quai, from Quai du …

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Library Launches Commemorative Book

St. Thomas Public Library, April 27, 2015 – St Thomas Public Library will be hosting a book launch for the photobook created to commemorate the library’s 130th Anniversary in 2014. St. Thomas Public Library spent all of 2014 celebrating its 130 years of service to the community, and the photobook …

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Book review- Vanishing Acts- Jodi Picoult

Delia Hopkins lived in New Hampshire with her daughter Sophie, her best friend and fiancee, Eric, who is an attorney,  her widowed father Andrew, and her lifelong friend, Fritz. She and Eric are engaged, and are both madly in love with their daughter. Her father works in a retirement home, and Fritz is a reporter for the local newspaper. Delia works for Search and Rescue, with her bloodhound, Greta. She begins having random flashbacks of her early childhood that make no sense. She mentions planting a lemon tree with her father, so Fritz did some investigating,  and what turned up was terrifying. The police came and arrested Delia’s father, Andrew, for kidnapping Bethany Matthews 27 years earlier. When Delia asked who Bethany was, her father replied, “You were”. So the story moves to Phoenix, Arizona, where her former life took place. The book tells the story from everyone’s point of view. From Delia dealing with the fact her mother was alive and well, and why her father had to take her away from that house, Eric, defending Delia’s father, and battling alcoholism, to Andrew’s time in prison, and just trying to stay alive, and Fritz’s secret love for Delia, while [...]

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Book Review – Echo Park – Michael Connelly

13 years ago, Harry Bosch was unable to find who killed Marie Gesto and since then has been haunted by the failure. Now a serial killer is confessing to have killed her and to make matters worse, it appears that a lead that wasn’t followed up 13 years ago, could …

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Book Review -The QE2 Is Missing – Harry Harrison

Millions of dollars in diamonds. Nazi war criminals. South American dictators. Deranged freedom fighters. All on the Queen Elizabeth 2. Its going to be a very interesting cruise. A thriller about two South American dictators who want to rid their countries of free speech, bankrolled by Nazi`s who want a …

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Book Review – Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith

Three bodies, faceless and missing fingertips, are found in Gorky Park, Moscow. A police detective investigates, expecting the KGB to take over the investigation at any moment, and gets drawn into a tangled web of lies, money, and not knowing who to trust. Arkady Renko is a police investigator who, …

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Book Review – Dangerous Ground – Larry Bond

An ex-pilot uses a family connection to get into the submarine training system. He ends up aboard the USS Memphis which is Captained by a hard driving tyrant. The submarine, along with two female technicians are given a highly sensative mission which does not yield the expected results. Larry Bond‘s …

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Book Review – Raising Atlantis – Thomas Greanis

Earthquakes in Antarctica draws the attention of the US Military, the Vatican and even some terrorists. What they find is a huge pyramid buried under the thick ice. What lies within the pyramid could answer every question about the birth of humans, but it might also wipe out every human …

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Book Review – Hard Landing – Lynne Heitman

A new female manager of an airline at Logan airport has to deal with unions, threats, and many secrets. This book reminded me in part of Airframe by Michael Crichton (yes there is one book of his I liked) with unions running wild and airplanes being involved. It moves at …

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Book Review – Hells Kitchen – Jeffery Deaver

From the Publisher Every New York City neighborhood has a story, but what John Pellam uncovers in Hell”s Kitchen has a darkness all its own. The Hollywood location scout and former stuntman is in the Big Apple hoping to capture the unvarnished memories of longtime Kitchen residents such as Ettie …

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