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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As "Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon,"  they explore the settings, themes, and characters popularized by Arthur Conan Doyle. Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, this collection from multiple authors showcases a wide variety of forms, eras, and adherence to source material.  West Lafayette Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

In the book, A Culinary History of Taipei: Beyond Pork and Ponlai, the authors delve into the diverse foods of Taiwan's Capital. From the 5-star restaurants to the city-street food stands, this book offers a look at a lesser-known food destination. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

The Book of Hidden Things, Francesco Dimitri's debut English novel, is an intriguing and mystical fantasy following four old friends and the secrets they keep. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Book Review: Trench

Dec 7, 2018

Trench, by historian and author Stephen Bull, gives readers an in-depth look at the horrific and claustrophobic settings in which many WWI battles took place. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Learn to effectively and wisely declutter your home with Margareta Magnusson's The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any stage of life but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Country music singer/songwriter Rory Feek is back with his second biography, Once Upon a Farm. This time around Rory details the parenting choices he's made throughout his life, beginning 20 years ago when he and his eldest daughter moved into a run-down farmhouse. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Complete with spies, submarines and even Walt Disney, The Tango War is a look at the lesser known, yet critically important, WW2 front of Latin America. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

John and Mary Gribbin explain the history and innovation of science through the years using the fields most notable experiments. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

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. 

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