“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering reviews from the Drexel Library staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.
Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker
Busted is an insightful look at the world of investigative reporting written with a flair that belies a perception of how you might think a book on police corruption or any kind of investigative reporting might be like: boring. It is far from it. Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker have written a page-turning book where the players are treated with a humanistic approach peppered with objective reporting and subjective humor and compassion for both perpetrators and victims.
It’s easy to see why they won a Pulitzer Prize.
Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love can be found in the popular reading section on the first floor in the Post Learning Commons.
This year’s list is full of interesting books as exciting as previous years, with something for everyone.
Peruse the list and get that special someone a great holiday gift, find something for yourself, or simply give the list itself as a gift.
See Season’s Readings 2017 for this year’s list as well as links to all the previous years. Enjoy!
– Marian Courtney
The inaugural monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.
Amandine by Marlena de Blasi – As an infant, the illegitimate child of a Polish aristocrat is consigned to be raised as an orphan in a remote French convent. Although tenderly cared for by Solange, her young governess, Amandine longs to find her real mother. As Europe descends into the madness of WWII, Amandine and Solange transverse the war-torn continent in search of the child’s true identity. Combining an historical context with a compelling personal quest, Amandine is a captivating read.
This book is held in the Library’s Popular Fiction collection.
The Library’s Season’s Readings list presented each year at the holiday season, has been so popular that we are starting an ongoing set of book reviews provided by our staff. All reviewed books are part of our collection at the Francis A. Drexel Library.
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