The turnout for the children’s spooky stories under the stars was considerably lower than what we had for the adults, but Patty and I still enjoyed reading new and old favorites to the audience. For those that missed it, I don’t dress up in costume very often.

Books are always being published, but fall seems to be a big time for new titles. This week’s releases include John Grisham’s return to legal thrillers with “Rogue Lawyer,” Jane Smiley wraps up her Langdon family trilogy in “Golden Age,” Patrick Taylor continues to delight readers with his Irish families in “An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea,” this time during WWII.

Adriana Trigiani changes direction and writes a love story based on a Hollywood romance in the 1930s,” All the Stars in the Heavens,” true and fictional characters weave the magic and Wilbur Smith spins an historical adventure on the shores of eastern Africa with swashbuckling adventure, revenge and daring-do in “Golden Lion.”

In the next few weeks there will be new releases from more big authors, with books from Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell, David Baldacci and many more on the way.

By Alison Gibson

Director, Union Township Public Library