Friday, August 15, 2014

Debbie Macomber books

Debbie Macomber has written over 150 Romance and Women's Contemporary Fiction novels. Her books are very popular with our Laurens patrons.

She has written several series, and for comprehensive information on those titles along with publication dates and reprints, click here: Debbie Macomber series books  

Here are a few of her novels which we have at our libraries, ready for check-out.

Blossom Street Brides: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber

Marriage Between Friends: White Lace and Promises/Friends - And Then Some by Debbie Macomber

A Man's Heart by Debbie Macomber

Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber

Monday, July 7, 2014

Catch up on some classic science-fiction books

In keeping with our Adult Summer Reading program science theme of Literary Elements, we would like to suggest some science-fiction classic stories for you to read.

The science-fiction genre has grown significantly over the last century, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down at all. Consider giving some of these a try.

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

Monday, June 16, 2014

Explore novels set in Appalachia

Recently I've been reading several books set in the North Carolina and Tennessee Appalachian Mountains, and they have made a big impression on me. They've been hauntingly descriptive of this old and beautiful environment, and at the same time they've evoked themes of universal import. The tough, yet vulnerable, people imagined in these pages are richly characterized as they brave the tribulations of their lives. Here are some suggestions for novels about this region:

Long Man by Amy Greene

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

The Cove by Ron Rash

Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

The Road From Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

King's Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Catch up on PBS documentaries this summer

Here's a quick pick of some of our newly acquired PBS documentaries, and feel free to browse our DVD shelves for more. You will find lots of informative, interesting and entertaining programs on a variety of subjects. You can count on PBS for quality programming--they produce NOVA and Frontline among other shows.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Australia: Animals Down Under

The Barnes Collection
Chasing Shackleton
Hunting the Elements

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Author David Baldacci has new book out

Popular author, David Baldacci, has a new book out The Target.

Never failing to thrill his fans, David's newest book has garnered more good reviews from adoring fans. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
“Baldacci has been on a hot streak for the past few years,and 'The Target’ continues the trend. This isn’t a garden-variety thriller or even a garden-variety Baldacci. It’s among his most exhilarating books yet.”

If you would like to start reading Baldacci, listed below are his published books and series. For those already familiar with Baldacci's works, check to see you haven't missed any so you can be sure and stay tuned in and in the know.

Publication Date

October 25, 2005

October 18, 2006

November 6, 2007

November 4, 2008

November 9, 2010

February 2, 2014

October 1, 2003

October 26, 2004

April 24, 2007

April 21, 2009

April 19, 2011

November 19, 2013

Shaw and Katie James
April 22, 2008

April 20, 2010

John Puller
October 31, 2011

November 20, 2012

November 18, 2014

Will Robie
April 1, 2012

April 23, 2013

February 2, 2014

April 22, 2014

Standalone novels









October 2009

June 2011