Reviews by librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein and Heather Timko , Adult Services Division , Strongsville Branch Library:
This week we bring to you three new books by celebrity authors. We hope you will stop in soon to check out these and other new books at your local library.
Fallen Masters By John Edward, September 2012, 464 pages.
What do you get if you combine William Young's The Shack with Dan Brown's Angels and Demons? The answer is this book by bestselling author John Edward. In this novel, Edward traces an ultimate confrontation between good and evil as it unfolds on both the Earthly plane and the Other Side. This is a riveting novel of metaphysical suspense.
My Mother was Nuts By Penny Marshall, September 2012, 352 pages.
A Hollywood icon, Marshall, discusses her life, from her starring role on the classic sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" to her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office. Throughout it all, Penny lived by simple rules: “try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” With humor and heart, this memoir reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.
When it Happens to You: a Novel in Stories By Molly Ringwald, September 2012, 320 pages.
Most of us know Ringwald from her “Brat Pack” days in the eighties with movies like The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. With this book, she makes her debut as a writer of fiction. The book is a collection of interlinked short stories. Follow along as a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors negotiate the deceptions and heartbreaks of everyday life. As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, Ringwald reveals a startling eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection. Readers should definitely pick up this literary debut by Ringwald.