Book Buzz: The Word is Murder

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Chances are, you’ve read one of British author Anthony Horowitz’s novels or seen one of his television shows. With more than 40 books under his belt (the Alex Rider series about a teenage spy has sold over 19 million copies) and BAFTA Awards for the television series Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders, Horowitz … Read more Book Buzz: The Word is Murder

Book Buzz: In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada Standing between six and 10 feet tall, long-armed, stooped posture, giving off a strong bad odor, primarily nocturnal and shy, possibly displaying aggressive, territorial behavior. These are descriptions that Sasquatch experts and enthusiasts mostly agree on. But are they animal? … Read more Book Buzz: In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond

Book Buzz: After the Flood

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag Climate fiction, also known as “cli-fi” (referential to sci-fi), explores what life on earth will be like if climate change and global warming continue unchecked. Stories in this genre are important in that they can connect us emotionally with planetary changes occurring in our own backyards. Kassandra Montag’s debut … Read more Book Buzz: After the Flood

Book Buzz: Before the Wind

Before the Wind by Jim Lynch Several years ago, Whatcom READS featured Jim Lynch’s excellent novel Border Songs, about a dutiful, extremely tall, bird-loving rookie Border Patrol officer and his observations of life along the 49th parallel between the United States and Canada.  Since then, he has written several fine books. Before the Wind continues … Read more Book Buzz: Before the Wind

Book Buzz: The History of Living Forever

The History of Living Forever by Jake Wolff Precocious, brilliant Conrad Aybinder just spent summer vacation working with his favorite teacher to develop a winning science fair competition entry for the coming school year. In classic summer-love-story fashion, the teacher is also Conrad’s first love. And then, contrary to the title of Jake Wolff’s debut … Read more Book Buzz: The History of Living Forever