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: historical fiction
I love reading historical fiction that teaches me about a different era and puts me into that time’s mindset. Historical fiction writer Sarah McCoy has succeeded with The Mapmaker’s Children, which juxtaposes present day West Virginia with the times of the … 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
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
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
If you’re looking for something to tide you over while you wait for the start of Season 4 of Downton Abbey, may I suggest reading or listening to Longbourn by Jo Baker. The novel is the story of servants who … Continue reading
In “The Maid’s Version” the author of Winter’s Bone combines a mystery with a family story, lyrical descriptive prose, and character studies, all of which evoke pity, sympathy, and horror. Like Woodrell’s other books it is set in the Ozarks, … Continue reading
Do you love books that sweep you away into another place and time? Look no further than Anton DiSclafani’s book, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. Mentioned on several best of summer picks, including The Wall Street Journal and NPR, … Continue reading
This is a wonderfully atmospheric Victorian murder mystery, with a real-life author as reluctant detective, and a gaggle of fictional detectives, who will probably be fleshed out in future novels. The revelations of class distinction and social attitudes were strongly … Continue reading