Author Archives: Willmar Public Library

New Books for the Week of May 18, 2015

Disclaimer by Renee Knight             Disclaimer is a psychological thriller about a woman haunted by secrets. Finding a mysterious novel by her bedside, Catherine is plunged into the day she became a hostage to a dark … Continue reading

Posted in Readers' Advisory | Leave a comment

New Books for the Week of May 11, 2015

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll           Ani is close to living the perfect life, but she has a secret. This secret is so private and painful that if it comes to the surface, it will … Continue reading

Posted in Readers' Advisory | Leave a comment

SYNC Audiobooks

  Do you like audiobooks? Good news! The SYNC audiobook program is back again this year, offering free downloads of 2 free audiobooks each week, one Young Adult title and one classic. Geared towards young adults (but available to anyone … Continue reading

Posted in Resources | Leave a comment

Edgar Award Winners

  Like mysteries? The Edgar Awards were announced last week. Named after Edgar Allan Poe, the Edgars are awarded every year by the Mystery Writers of America for the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, TV, film and theater. Below are … Continue reading

Posted in Contest/Giveaway/Awards | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Books for the Week of May 4, 2015

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson             As the members of the Women’s Murder Club gather to celebrate a birthday, Detective Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene. As she investigates the murder, another … Continue reading

Posted in Readers' Advisory | Leave a comment

New Books for the Week of April 27, 2015

Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus             Two victims of the Cleveland kidnapping case share their story in this new book that has garnered a lot of media … Continue reading

Posted in Readers' Advisory | Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

This weekend was a big week for book award announcements. Here’s another one to check out. The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for the best books of 2014 were announced on Saturday, April 18th. The awards, given in 10 categories, … Continue reading

Posted in Contest/Giveaway/Awards, Readers' Advisory | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week. The fiction winner, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, came as no surprise. This novel was inspired by the horrors of World War II and explores human nature and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Minnesota Book Award Winners

The 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards were presented this past Saturday in St. Paul. The Book Awards seek to connect readers to Minnesota books, authors, publishers, libraries and more. In addition to presenting awards to Minnesota authors, programs and outreach activities … Continue reading

Posted in Contest/Giveaway/Awards, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Books for the Week of April 20, 2015

Memory Man by David Baldacci             On his very first play as a pro football player, Amos Decker suffered a head on collision, leaving him with the ability to never forget anything. Now, as a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment