Nick Schenkel

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Nick Schenkel is the director of the West Lafayette Public Library, and reviews books from all walks of literature.

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Book Review: Cherry

Oct 5, 2018

Cherry by first time author Nico Walker is a dark, graphic and brutally honest story of a young man and his unique path in life. The narrator recounts his journey through adulthood, from meeting the love of his life in college to serving as a medic in Afghanistan to his post-war career of robbing banks. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students read one of their favorite written works and then write a letter to the author, describing how the work has affected them personally. The book Letters About Literature features letters penned by the contests 2017 winners. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to solve another chiling murder case in J.D. Robbs 46th novel Dark in Death. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook contains 19 years worth of recipes, all from the hit show. It also features equipment and ingredient ratings, and an extensive behind the scenes look at how the show comes together. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

 

In the book Vogue on Calvin Klein, journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni takes readers through the roller coaster career of one of the fashion industries most iconic figures. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

If This Isn't Nice, What Is? by Indiana native Kurt Vonnegut, is a collection of many of the famed authors commencement speeches. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

In On Grand Strategy, John Lewis Gaddis reflects on what he has learned of the subject while serving as a co-professor of grand strategy at Yale University. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Book Review: Sharp

Aug 17, 2018

Michelle Dean's Sharp focuses on ten fascinating women who each made their own unique and significant contribution to the cultural and political direction of America. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Anthony Casillo's Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing gives readers a thorough briefing on many of the popular typing machines that were once in almost every household across the country.  West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Rebel Bulldog, aptly subtitled The Story of One Family, Two States and the Civil War, is exactly that. It's the story of Preston Davidson and his family during the Civil War. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

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