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Summer brings out the book lover in most of us. It is the season for catching up with the latest best seller or taking down a favorite classic.

We share books on our summer travels, shop for them at summer book fairs, and carry them into the sun. As the days stretch longer, there is time to finally sit back and bask in the pleasure of a good book, time to rediscover the difference books make in our lives.

Another favorite summer pastime is grilling and entertaining outdoors.

The Osage Library has many cookbooks that will make that backyard barbeque a big hit. Try one of these:

“Planet Barbeque,” “Incredibly Easy Grilling,” “Grill It,” “Slow Fire,” “Grilling Recipes: Gas or Charcoal,” “Celebrate Summer,” “Knock-Out-the-Fat,” “A Man, A Can, A Grill,” “Barbeque Recipes,” “Grill It!” “The Grilling Collection,” “Campfire Cookery,” “Deen Bros. Get Fired Up,” “Original Whistle Stop Café Cookbook,” and “Guy on Fire.”

Perhaps you planted a garden this summer. Don’t let those nutritious vegetables go to waste. The library has several books to help you preserve that garden bounty so that you can enjoy the fruits (or vegetables, as the case may be) of your labor. Check out these great choices:

“You Can Can,” “Preserving Made Easy,” “Summer In A Jar,” “Canning For the New Generation,” “Stocking Up,” “Put ‘Em Up,” “Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food At Home,” “Complete Book of Home Preserving,” “Complete Book of Small Batch Cooking,” “The Idiot’s Guide to Preserving,” and “Canning and Preserving.”

Here are some suggested summer reads:

“Deep Freeze” by J. Sandford…..a few years back, Virgil Flowers investigated the corrupt school board of Tipton, Minnesota. Now a woman has been found dead, frozen in a block of ice and he’s back to investigate once again. Also on audiobook.

“Fairytale” by D. Steel…..Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of Napa Valley, surrounded by her family’s vineyard. When tragedy strikes, Camille needs to fight for her legacy and then for her life. Also in large print.

“In the Midst of Winter” by I. Allende…..a novel about three very different people who are brought together in a story that journeys from present day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past, to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

“Killing Season” by F. Kellerman…..Ben Vicksburg went searching for the truth in his sister’s abduction and murder. Now a killer has found him. The more you know, the more there is to fear.

“Mind Game” by I. Johansen…..Scotland holds a treasure that Jane MacGuire has been hunting for years. When Eve Duncan surprises Jane with news of her own, Jane comes face-to-face with stunning changes in the lives of those she loves most.

“The Rooster Bar” by J. Grisham…..Mark, Todd and Zola are searching for a way to escape their crushing law school debt, expose the shady hedge-fund operator who has scammed them and make a few bucks in the process. Also on audiobook and in large print.

“Tell Tale” by J. Archer…..the author’s new short story collection gives you poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited over the years.

“Two Kinds of Truth” by M. Connelly…..Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Also on audiobook.

Osage Public Library is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may contact us by phone (732-3323) or by email at Visit our website at for the latest news and events or like us on Facebook under Osage Library.


Regional Editor

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