OSWEGO, NY – The Friends of the Oswego Public Library group is pleased to announce the return of October Book Reviews.
Join us each week for a new and exciting foray into literature as a different speaker presents a talk about a book that they truly love.
There is no need to read the book beforehand – simply show up to enjoy the talk.
Each book review presents a great opportunity to learn about a new piece of literature, ask questions, and socialize with speakers and fellow book lovers alike.
Light refreshments will be served, but please feel to bring a brown bag lunch and soak up some culture during your lunch hour.
All book reviews are free and open to the public.
Book reviews are held Tuesdays during October from noon – 1 p.m. in the Oswego Library Community Room.
Oct 2 – Reviewer: Edward Elsner, Librarian, Oswego Public Library
Two books by C. W. Hunt:
Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada’s Most Daring Rumrunner
Booze, Boats, and Billions : Smuggling Liquid Gold
These two books offer an exciting look at Prohibition during the height of the Roaring Twenties, when bootlegging was big business, Rum Runners were like kings, and liquor was freely flowing into the United States from Canada.
Oct 9 – Reviewer: Donna Bradway, Retired from Alcan Aluminum Corp.
The Bridge by Kay Bratt
The story takes place in China and is based around experiences and characters that the author had and met during her time in China.
Oct 16 – Reviewer: Penny Kerfien, Clerk, Oswego Public Library
The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans
The Road to Grace is the third installment of Richard’s bestselling series, The Walk, the ongoing story of one man’s unrelenting search for hope.
Oct. 23 – Reviewer: Jo Wahrendorf, reading teacher, retired, Baldwinsville School district
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin
This series of epic fantasy novels has received praise for its realism, subduing magic in favor of battles and political intrigue, as it reveals three interweaving stories taking place in a fictional world that often draws inspiration from significant historical periods.
Oct. 30 – Reviewer: Bill O’Reilly, Owner, River’s End Book Store
City of Thieves by David Benioff
This year’s Oswego Reads book, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
Oswego Public Library is at 120 E. Second St. across from the County Courthouse.
The Erik and Emily Cole Community Room is on the lowest level of the library (L2) and can be reached directly from the East Oneida sidewalk between the two parking areas.