News from the Pierson Library

Another summer is drawing to an end. The Library will begin to collect reading logs on Thursday, Aug. 8. Children can turn in their summer reading logs to redeem for a prize starting at 1 pm. Any children who would like to be entered into the running for the Nook will have to have their summer reading logs in by 8 pm on Thursday, Aug. 8.

“Step back in time” for the month of August. The Pierson Library will have a display of fiction and nonfiction books of people and times throughout history. Is there a favorite time period or historical figure you would like to see on the display? Let us know!

“If You Were Here” by Alafair Burke

Review by Gene Schinto

McKenna Jordan is a former New York City prosecutor turned journalist. Working on a story about an unidentified woman who saved a teenager from an oncoming subway train, McKenna views a video of the event. She strongly suspects the rescuer is Susan Hauptman, a close friend. Susan disappeared a decade ago, believed by the police to be dead. McKenna embarks on a search across Manhattan for the truth. This sets a series of heart-pumping events into motion to include false identities, betrayals, and more than one homicide.  “If You Were Here” is simply and carefully told with a highly complex plot. Alafair Burke’s novel of suspense keeps you guessing and not likely to guess right.

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