Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

Book Review: Have Dog, Will Travel

Feb 15, 2019

Have Dog, Will Travel is an autobiography of a blind poet by the name of Stephen Kuusisto. The book focuses on the newfound partnership with a guide dog that changes the author’s perspective on life. It is a spiritual journey, and allows the reader to truly see the world through Kuusisto’s blind eyes, as well as the eyes of his dog. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Book Review: Travelers in the Third Reich

Feb 8, 2019

Travelers in the Third Reich is a nonfiction historical retelling of the rise of Hitler through the firsthand accounts of foreigners. Author Julia Boyd gives various fascinating stories from politicians, scholars, celebrities, and even schoolchildren of the pre-world war two era on their time in Nazi Germany. These accidental eyewitnesses to history outline the overall atmosphere of the rising fascist state giving the reader a unique look at the catastrophic events that followed. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

Book Review: One Perfect Lie

Feb 1, 2019

One Perfect Lie is a suburban Crime story written by bestselling author Lisa Scottoline. The story is a thrilling mystery following a main protagonist who goes undercover as a high school teacher and baseball coach. Why? Perhaps because the high school is threatened with acts of terrorism. West Lafayette Public 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. 

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