The President is Missing

By James Patterson
Adult Fiction, 2018

Reviewed by Connor Zwonik, Library Substitute

James Patterson is well known for writing countless novels that keep the reader on the edge of their seat until the very last page. Bring in former president Bill Clinton and you will have a thrilling novel that will not only be suspenseful, but also political. In this tale, President Jonathan Duncan is faced with a threat never before seen in American history, a threat that could bring the strongest superpower in the world stage to the brink of disaster in mere seconds. President Duncan must stop this threat while finding out who the traitors are in the world stage and within the White House. Readers will be mesmerized until the very last page, when all these questions and more will be answered. Any person who likes suspenseful dramas with a political flair will enjoy this work of fiction by Patterson and Clinton.

Tahini & Turmeric:
101 Middle Eastern Classics
Made Irresistibly Vegan

By Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
Adult Non-Fiction, 2018

Reviewed by Penny Cunningham, Adult Services

Are you looking for something a little different to bring to a potluck? Or cooking for vegan family and friends? This new cookbook will inspire you to try out some exotic and healthy variations of traditional Middle Eastern dishes. The authors grew up in a Jewish-Lebanese home in Barcelona, Spain. Their interest in their culinary heritage led to a popular blog called, and this is their first book. The 101 recipes mean there is something for every season, from five-minute hummus to black and white tahini cookies. Just don’t expect to have any leftovers!