Category Archives: fiction

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

I picked up Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon because I had seen several blog posts and articles recommending this title as a read-alike for  The Girl on the Train.  Both books keep you  on your toes and turning the page … Continue reading

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Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist for Fiction and Nonfiction was Announced this Week

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

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The Rosie Effect by Graeme C. Simsion

If you became  enamored with the quirky lovable character of  Professor Don Tillman in The Rosie Project you should continue on and read The Rosie Effect by Graeme C. Simsion.  Honeymooners, Tillman, a genetics professor, has been married for ten … Continue reading

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R.I.P Sir Terry Pratchett

Last week  the iconic and beloved fantasy author, Terry Pratchett,  lost his battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease  and began his walk with Death. Writer of over 70 novels, Pratchett is perhaps best known for his series of books set in  Discworld, … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers- Women Authors Using Pen Names

I recently stumbled across this article from Mashable regarding the pen names of women authors who’ve had to change their names in order to get published. Seeing as how it is Women’s History Month,  I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Black History Month- Other titles of Interest

The Village Voice recently published an article on lesser known titles for Black History Month, other than the usual recommended classics.  Here are the titles we have available at Newburgh Free Library.  Take them out and give them a read.

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The Cold Weather Brings out the Thrill (er) in Me: A Review of The Girl on the Train

There is something about the winter that makes me read dark psychological suspenseful  books that keeps me on the edge of my seat.  I’ve just finished reading, The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins.   I remember hearing buzz about … Continue reading

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Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were Announced This Week

Since 1974, book critics, authors, literary bloggers and other members of the National Books Critics Circle have presented awards for the finest in literature published in the United States annually. While the winner will be announced in March,  the five … Continue reading

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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

When I was at Book Expo last year, I remember Deb Futter, Editor in Chief of Grand Central Publishing, talking about The Secret Wisdom of the Earth and how much she loved the manuscript and  wanted everyone to share in … Continue reading

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Books for the Book Lover

If you’re a fellow book lover  and have some time off for the holidays and are always on the hunt for new titles tor peruse, you might appreciate this short list of books by and for fellow book lovers.  Some … Continue reading

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