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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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#Women in Fiction

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

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Euphoria by Lily King

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

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Book Talk Cafe: Part II Sharing Our Favorite Current Reads

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

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Book Talk Cafe Part 1: A Review of our Current Favorite Reads

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

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It’s Perfect Weather for reading A Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

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

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National Book Critics Awards Finalists Have Been Named

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The National Book Critics Circle announced its finalists for the best books of 2013 today. For fiction the finalists are: Get your copy at the library today!

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Patron Review: The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

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

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Staff Review: Anne Kennedy: Up From the Ground by Jose Saramago

Saramago uses capitals and periods very sparingly to indicate the beginning and end of sentences, resulting in an almost stream-of-consciousness feeling that may cause you to read quickly. But slow down. Breathe. Let yourself flow with the words and be … Continue reading

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