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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This week's book covers one of the world's most interesting art mysteries. To this day the painting from the Gardner Heist are still missing, with a 10 million dollar reward. Follow Ulrich Boser as he takes you deeper into the mystery and as he eventually uncovers new evidence for the case. A great read for those who love a mystery. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

Join us this week as we look into the disappearances of victims, and you might be surprised as the story thickens. This is a Victorian tale that is sure to keep the pages turning. The twelfth book in Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series. This story features the character Sherlock Holmes and it makes for a very interesting read. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

 

This week's book review features two scientists whose unlikely friendship became a big part of the rethinking of Quantum Physics. These scientists have very different ways of thinking and working, but against it all, became friends. The book goes over their works and their lives including close deaths, WWII, and friendships. A great read for those who love physics and science. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

This week's book discusses one of the most important unpaid jobs in the world. Jill Hummer dives into how each of these first ladies served their role and how it connected and related to other first ladies. She give us insight into the role of the first lady in politics, especially women's suffrage. An interesting read about a behind the scenes role of the first lady, both in politics and at home. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

This week's book highlights a rural Midwest town. The story centers around a father and his child, facing struggles and living their everyday lives. The story highlights what happens to the town and its residents as investors start to buy up land for a period themed amusement park. Melissa Fraterrigo is a talented writer and the founder of the local Lafayette Writers' Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

The newest book in the The Grantchester Mysteries series is Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love. The book takes places as a 1970s priest ventures and solves mysteries in a small town just outside of Cambridge, United Kingdom. What will he do when he and his daughter run across a dead body? West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review. 

This week's feature highlights a beautifully illustrated fairy tale. Authors Mark Twain and Phillip Stead tell the story of a young boy who is given a magical ability, and the quest he is sent on. Filled with lessons and interesting characters, readers can find this to be a new bedtime favorite. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

This week's feature explores children's literature through the more insightful eyes of adulthood. Nostalgically thumbing through old favorites and through new releases, author Bruce Handy presents his top ten picks with backstories on the authors and their lives at the time of publishing. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

The 13th novel in Clive Cussler's NUMA series, this week's feature takes action to new heights along the shore of Lampedusa. A power-hungry villain plans to take over the world using a new and deadly weapon called the black mist, while the NUMA team seeks his destruction through legendary means. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.

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