Here are the finalists: Fiction Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife Julie Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic Edith Pearlman, Binocular Vision Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones Nonfiction Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism Mary Gabriel, Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a […]
Four best-selling authors have applied their talents to the ghost story in The Ghost Quartet edited by Marvin Kaye. All the stories have ghosts with some bent on destruction while others are victims of fate, but beyond that each has its own disturbing story to tell.
During the 1970s the last thing I was interested in was the laid-back, singer-songwriter music coming out of L.A. – The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, etc. If it wasn’t sporting a leather jacket, a spiked haircut and an electric guitar, I wasn’t interested. However, as a librarian I have to be prepared […]
In celebration of its first 30 years of existence, ESPN has come out with 30 sports films, several of which have been directed by accomplished filmmakers. This is a rundown of the films in this series the library is in the process of acquiring.
Being a cop is Detective Stan Green’s life, even if he doesn’t want it to be. The time it takes and the stress from the job can be overwhelming. It costs him a lot – his ex-wife still hates him, his kids are tired of being second to his job, and his girlfriend has just about had it. Though Stan tries to change things with the people in his life it isn’t easy, especially after a vicious murder…
Some people might see life in a tiny village, in the family home, in an iron lung, the ultimate confinement. Some might consider being fed and bathed and totally dependent on others no life at all –Martha Mason disagrees.
With their display “Take a chance on me, I’ve gotten rave reviews,” two librarians are trying to give a second chance to some fiction books that customers might have overlooked.
Today is the 61st anniversary of when Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip Peanuts debuted. His work was originally printed in seven newspapers back in 1950 and quickly syndicated in numerous papers all over the world (visit the Schulz Museum for more great information). Peanuts was funny, thought-provoking, and sentimental; something of which all comic strips […]
They’re here! Check out all the hot new titles that are available in Large Print. There’s a little something for everyone with non-fiction, detective, romance, and inspirational works. You can get on the reserve list today or check out a 14-day express copy if available. Don’t see a particular title? Check with our friendly Red […]
A birdwatcher, musketeers, vampires, and a documentary on Prohibition are all on tap for book loving movie watchers this fall. Read on to see what to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater or turn on the TV. This list is gleaned from […]
The Obelisk is an action-packed thriller. Gideon Davis, a peace negotiator for the United Nations, has brokered many peace accords around the world. Tillman Davis, Gideon’s older brother, has taken the route of warrior and apparently turned rogue mercenary. Their parents died when they were youngsters. Tillman took on the role of protective older brother. […]