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Posts by Miranda McDermott

Booktalking "No Such Person" by Caroline Cooney

Lander is the type of person that everyone walks on egg shells around. Including her sister, Miranda. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths" by Pat Brown

Profilers provide information about possible suspects; law enforcement solves cases. Read More ›

Booktalking "I'm No Monster" by Stefanie Marsh and Bojan Pancevski

The 1980s in Austria was a very patriarchal time and place, and it seems that everyone and their brothers were building underground bunkers to retreat to in case of nuclear attack. This was the the tenor of that country when Elisabeth ("Sissi") disappeared in 1984.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Good, the Bad and the Beagle" by Catherine Lloyd Burns

Cadbury, the lemon beagle at the Paws and Claws Pet Store, beckons to Veronica Morgan. Read More ›

Booktalking "Caught in the Web" by Julian Sher

Many talented and dogged police officers are on a mission to curtail the horrible abuse of children and to rescue them from further abuse. Read More ›

Booktalking "Lilacs in the Rain" by James Peinkofer

A baby nurse in the 1950s was a serial killer.Read More ›

Booktalking "Death Dealer" by Kate Clarke Flora

Maria Tanasichuk was loved by her sister, Sharon, her dear friend, Darlene, and her son, B. J., until his tragic death. Then, Maria went on a mysterious trip, and she was never seen again.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Killer's Cousin" by Nancy Werlin

David's parents send him to live with his cousin, Lily, in an attempt to escape the contempt that the community casts down upon him. Read More ›

Booktalking "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness" by Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight was abducted in 2002 and lived hidden in her captor's house for a decade. The journals she kept chronicle her love for her son and the abuses she suffered.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Lost Girls" by John Glatt

Families plastered Cleveland with posters of their missing daughters. The three women were kept hidden for over a decade.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dogtag Summer" by Elizabeth Partridge

Her Vietnamese name sounds like the call of shorebirds, but they call her Tracy in America.Read More ›

Superhero Songs From Presley and Melody

Presley and Melody have been performing at the library for years, and they always come up with new exciting shows and songs. This year, they made a show to coincide with the superhero summer reading theme. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Summer I Found You" by Jolene Perry

Dating your best friend's cousin is a murky business that Kate is not sure that she wants to venture into. Read More ›

Booktalking "Seven Days of Rage" by Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer

The preppy-looking, 6'3", 23-year-old medical student was also a killer on Craigslist.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Worst Princess" by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Princess Sue has done all of the right things. She grew her braids long. She waited patiently and looked hopefully out the tower window for her prince.Read More ›

Booktalking "Pino and the Signora's Pasta" by Janet Pedersen

All of the feral cats of Rome eagerly anticipate the delicious pasta that is regularly brought by the Signora.Read More ›

Networking To Your Next Job with Lisa Hennig

Helpful information for job searching, as well as networking within your career in order to perform your job better.Read More ›

Booktalking "White Lines" by Jennifer Banash

Seventeen-year-old Cat exists in a netherworld between the banalities of high school and the night club life. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Courage To Take Command" by Jill Morgenthaler

Jill Morgenthaler is a retired military colonel who was able to climb up the career ladder and has many words of wisdom for both female and male leaders.Read More ›
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