Showing posts from April, 2020

Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha

A science fiction novel with post apocalyptic
librarians who search for information and books to digitize and make available to people who need them after most library collections have been destroyed. This group of tough, fighting librarians team up with strong, hunky, mercenaries trying to become free from a cyber company who is in control of most things. Throw in a little romance and let it take you away.
"A mercenary librarians novel."  First in a series. Enjoy

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

This story opens with the rape and beating of an Hispanic girl out on the oil patch range of Odessa, Texas. The young man who did it gets off because, well, he is a man and it is the 1970s. The first woman who helps the victim is inundated with threatening calls about her testimony against this man. The story touches upon the lives of the 4 different women and  their daughters that live on a particular street in Odessa and their struggle living in that man's world without a voice.  Very good!

Hidden Valley Road: inside the mind of an American family by Robert Kolker

This is a very readable book on the psychology of schizophrenia. It is a story of the Galvin family who raised 12 children during the 50s thru 70s in Colorado. Out of the 10 boys, 6 developed schizophrenia and were in and out of mental health institutions for many years. The book takes a look at their home life and also delves into the history of the study of schizophrenia and all the controversy surrounding it's explanation. Nature versus nurture.  The Galvin family is the first family to be studied where samples of DNA could be taken from multiple family members to shed light on the possible inherited nature of the disease. Very good!