The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
Biography / John / Nonfiction

The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

According to author Jeff Guinn’s research for The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, the commonly used expression “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid” should actually be “Don’t drink the Flavor Aid.” It was this cheaper version of Kool-Aid that Jim Jones’ most devoted followers mixed with cyanide on that day at the Jonestown … Continue reading

You’ll Never Know Dear: A Novel of Suspense by Hallie Ephron
Karen / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

You’ll Never Know Dear: A Novel of Suspense by Hallie Ephron

On one warm afternoon, sisters Lissie and Janey are outside playing with their special porcelain dolls. Their mother has made these dolls just for them, just like she has done for many little girls over the years. Lissie and Janey love playing with their special dolls, but sometimes Lissie gets a little bored. Sometimes she … Continue reading

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A writing cliché I’ve heard many times is “Nothing bad ever happens to a writer. Everything is material.” Divorce, all types of unhappy childhoods, and alcohol and drug addiction have all been turned into great books, stories, essays, and, more recently, blogs. Death, of course, can’t be turned into literary gold and long prison sentences, … Continue reading

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Biography / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Memoir / Nonfiction

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

It’s always interesting in seeing a young person evolve from child to adult and Anne Frank is no different. Her world was very different from that of a normal 13 year old, but her process of maturation was not. She talked too much, often disliked her mother, thought everyone believed her older sister was perfect, … Continue reading