The Open Library

January 2014

Jack-Attack!

Ann O'Laughlin who works in Special Education has written her first book--The Amazing Bi-Ski Rescue: Jack-Attack an "Action Hero." Although it's fiction, everyone will recognize Stowe High School's amazing bi-skier, Jack. Told in the first person through Jack's eyes, this ski adventure story highlights the joy and challenges on the slopes for a student with cerebral palsy.


The library has two copies to borrow and it is also available for sale at Bear Pond Books in town and online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. All royalties go to Stowe Adaptive Sports.


Congratulations, Ann, on publishing your first book!

Winter Reading

Ready to snuggle up to the wood stove with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book? The library has lots of great choices.


For the armchair adventurer, there's The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko--a beautifully written and heart stopping adventure story of the fasted ride in history through the Grand Canyon.


The First Phone Call From Heaven, by Mitch Albom (author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven) arrived this week. Albom gives us another magical novel of hope and belief that people's lives have meaning.


First time novelist, Kimberly McCreight has written, Reconstructing Amelia, an elaborately plotted page turner about a teenage girl at an exclusive prep school. Did she jump to her death?


The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow is the story of 14-year-old Karl Stern in Nazi-era Berlin. Tormented by bullies who don't care that he has never been in a synagogue, Karl decides to reinvent himself with boxing lessons.


Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, named a best book of the year by NPR,

is a light hearted fantasy for book lovers living in a digital age.


And there are lots more...