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Book Review-The Last Librarian-Debbie De Louise

Friday, February 14, 2020

Although I don't go to the Library anymore it was my absolute favorite place to visit as a child. I could spend hours in there. Whether it was the immense New York City Public Library or our small town library--according to my Mom--once in one it was very hard to get me to leave. The title then the premise of this short story got to me. The very thought of no libraries puts me in a sweat!! And even though I can no longer read hard cover or print books very easily unless I get the LARGE PRINT-I am able to read online--which as every one knows--I do!!

This is in the not too distance future and all libraries are closed--the only books are held by individuals who will share them on occasion. Dorine, an ex-librarian meets up with the father of the boy whose kitten she found. The father is trying to build a library and he would like Dorine to be the librarian.

Unfortunately there are people who do not want the printed word in books---and there is a bit of a problem that occurs--but have no fear---alls well that ends well (Shakespeare, I believe).

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Can society exist without libraries?

In the year 2050, Dorina Reinhardt, employed as an Information Tutor after her job as a librarian became obsolete secretly shares print books after the Technology War declared them illegal. When a lost kitten turns up on her doorstep and a boy comes to claim him, Dorina is caught up in a dangerous mission in which the stakes may be too high and those who seem to be on her side may be the ones she should distrust.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

My name is Debbie De Louise. I'm a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series. I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science.

My first novel, a paranormal romance, "Cloudy Rainbow" was written after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book was dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it. Cloudy Rainbow was recently reprinted by my publisher with fresh edits, a new cover, and a few updates.

My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove mystery series, "A Stone's Throw," is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband's hometown and finds a new love with the town's newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband's death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel. The other books in my Cobble Cove series include "Between a Rock and a Hard Place," "Written in Stone," and "Love on the Rocks." I've also published a romantic comedy novella, "When Jack Trumps Ace" and a standalone mystery, "Reason to Die." My latest release is a psychological mystery, "Sea Scope," about a murder at a lighthouse in South Carolina.

I'm a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, the Cat Writer's Association, and Long Island Authors Group and have published articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my article, "Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health," (June, 2016). My short mystery, "Stitches in Time" was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and our cat, Stripey, Harry, and Hermione.

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Debbie said...

Thanks so much for your review of The Last Librarian.

Tamra Phelps said...

It sounds like an interesting idea for a story. It would be a good read.

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