Hello everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended reads/listens in both print and digital formats.
Our suggested daily Digital Catalog item for today is the audiobook Jeremy Poldark.
And just a precursor alert!
This audio book, an adaptation of the book Jeremy Poldark, is the third in Winston Graham’s Poldark series and the basis for the first part of season 2 of the new PBS version of Poldark which makes its US debut on PBS on Sunday, September 25 – so if you want to hear if the new season is as faithful to the books as the first season – check it out!
Here’s the info on the audio book itself:
Jeremy Poldark written by Winston Graham
Narrated by Oliver Hembrough:
Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm-an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.
But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.
And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza’s first son, is born…
The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham’s lifework, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.
Here’s a link to the description page in the Digital Catalog:
And just as an FYI here is a listing of the books in the Poldark series should you wish to read them all!
- Ross Poldark (AKA The Renegade)
- Jeremy Poldark
- The Black Moon
- The Four Swans
- The Angry Tide
- The Stranger From The Seas
- The Miller’s Dance
- The Loving Cup
- The Twisted Sword
- Bella Poldark
Typist disclaimer: Yes I am a big Poldark fan!
And our print book suggested read for today is:
Blood Flag by Steve Martini:
Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II in this enthralling installment in the New York Times bestselling series.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client: Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the “mercy killing” of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father’s death.
When Paul’s young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma’s fears are well-grounded.
Digging into Robert’s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died—under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that the box sent to Brauer relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of the war—a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”—Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives.
With Emma’s life on the line and their own safety in jeopardy, Madriani must uncover the truth before the evil of the Blood Flag is allowed to spin a new web.
You can request the book by clicking on the following link to StarCat:
Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.
Have a great day!
Online Catalog Links:
StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/
The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/
Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/
Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony
About Library Mobile Apps:
You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.