THE INSTITUTION by Stephen King

October 16th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

From America’s most trusted storyteller, #1  New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, tells the most riveting and unforgettable story about kids confronting evil since It. 

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’ parents and load him into a black SUV.  This takes less than two minutes.  Like will wake up at  The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window.  And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did.  These kids are all in Front Half.

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.  There are no scruples here.  If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines.  If you don’t, punishment is brutal.  As each new victim disappears to Balk Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help.  But no one has ever escaped from The Institute. 

The Institute is Stephen King‘s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good versus evil in a world where the good guys don’t  always win.

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WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS by Jill Biden

October 4th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

“How did you get this number?”  Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to US senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date.  An early heartbreak had left her uncertain about love, until she met Joe.  As they grew closer, Jill faced difficult questions:  How would politics shape her family and professional life?  And was she ready to become a mother to Joe’s two young sons?  Through the challenges of public scrutiny, complicated family dynamics, and personal losses, she grew alongside her family, and she extended the family circle at every turn:  with her students, military families, friends and staff at the White House, and more.

From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles.  Where the Light Enters is a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of a beloved American family, and the life of the woman at its center.

 

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DRACULA by BRAM STOKER

September 19th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

A pale moon silhouettes the dark castle that sits on the distant mountain.  The howl of the wind seems far away but the cold chill hovers ominously in the fog that drifts along the path ahead.  It’s just a story, I tell myself as I turn the pages

In a series of journals, letters, & notes, Jonathan Harker & others take us through this deliciously scary tale of their encounter with the vampire known as Count Dracula.  Dracula has decided to move from Transylvania to London, where the strange lifestyle he leads will not frighten away those who might come across his path.  Jonathan Harker has traveled from London to Transylvania to facilitate the transfer of property in London for Count Dracula, so Jonathan stays at the Transylvania castle. Jonathan begins to question his own sanity:  Are the strange things he’s seeing real?   Could any of it be his imagination?

Although Dracula was first published at the end of the 19th century, the mystery is as compelling as any contemporary novel, & much, much scarier.

 

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Home for Erring and Outcast Girls –Julie Kibler

September 11th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Texas, the Berachah Industrial Home for the Redemption of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy.  When Lizzie Bates and Mattie Corder meet there—one sick and abused but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ailing son—they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices,and, ultimately, diverging paths.

A century later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, begins to comb through the home’s archives in her university’s library.  Pulled by an indescribable connection to their stories, Cate confronts her own heartbreaking past and reclaims the life she thought she had forever let go of.

“A moving tale of friendship and resilience, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls is the story of three different women, each betrayed and abandoned, and the ways in which they find their way home.  Emotional.  Raw.  Compelling.  Julie Kibler writes with skill, compassion, and grace.” -Ariel Lawhon, New York Times bestselling author of  I Was Anastasia.

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THE DUMB THINGS SMART PEOPLE DO WITH THEIR MONEY—Jill Schlesinger

August 30th, 2019 by Goshen Public Library No comments »

Why do even the smartest among us make dumb mistakes with our money?  After decades working as a Wall Street Trader, investment adviser, & money expert for CBS, Jill Schlesinger reveals 13 costly mistakes you’re probably making right now with your money without even knowing it.  Schlesinger argues that simple emotional blind spots cause us to make well-intentioned mistakes like saving for college for your kids before you’ve saved for your own retirement, or taken on too much risk when you invest.

Practical, no-nonsense, & often counter-intuitive, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money tells you what you really need to hear about retirement, college financing, insurance, buying a house when you should rent, failing to protect your identity, and more.

It might just be the smartest investment that you make all year.

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