Welcome to Newburgh Free Library’s blog Inspirations: a blog for readers and viewers.
At the Newburgh Free Library we would like to connect our community to the books and movies we love as well as get feedback from you on the books and movies that you love and want to share with others.
Of course we plan on introducing new titles that are coming out on the shelves at NFL, but we also hope to connect you with a hidden gem or two – things that you might not have discovered on your own. At our new blog, look forward to reading about staff picks, patron picks, nonfiction, mystery, and the newest in street fiction. It’s all up for discussion in Inspirations.
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Category Archives: literary fiction
Sponsored by the American Library Association and the Carnegie Corporation, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction shortlist was announced this week. Started in 2012, this literary award was established to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction … Continue reading
I love the fact that Twitter is lighting up with the hashtag #womeninfiction. Started by Preeti Chibber, manager of Harper Collins Children’s Books, Chibber started tweeting about women authors and women heroines in the world of fiction. Check out her … Continue reading
Today is the 202th anniversary of the classic by Jane Austen. One of the great master of English literature, Austen sold the copyright to Pride and Prejudice to Thomas Edgarton for £110 but because of favorable reviews he quickly recouped … Continue reading
Novelist Lily King has written an exquisitely beautiful book called Euphoria. The historical fiction novel is based on the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead and her time spent in the territory of New Guinea in the 1930’s. Upon reading her … Continue reading
The Pen/Faulkner Award is given annually for the best work in fiction for the preceding year. This year’s well deserved winner is Karen Joy Fowler whose novel, We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is the first title in our new … Continue reading
I know my friends and colleagues are tired of hearing me gush about this novel. I can’t exactly tell you why I liked it so much. I like the mood and tone of the writing. I started reading Atkinson previous … Continue reading
Set in the near future dystopian US, the author creates a complex, recognizable yet different, future for us…or those who colonize our ruined cities. (Who is Us and who is Other is just one of many topics Lee lays out … Continue reading
The librarians recently held another book talk cafe where we shared our most recent favorite titles with a lovely group of Newburgh readers. For those who missed it, here is Part II of the list of books. Try them and … Continue reading
The librarians recently held another book talk cafe where we shared our most recent favorite titles with a lovely group of Newburgh readers. For those who missed it, here is the list of books. Try them and let us know … Continue reading
Lately, I keep seeing the movie trailer for the upcoming movie “A Winter’s Tale” due out on Valentine’s Day next month. If you’re a fan of a good love story it seems to me that this is the perfect opportunity … Continue reading