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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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A 21st Century Grinch

If your favorite Christmas holiday classic is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, you might want to give international bestseller, The Man Who Called Ove, a try. Written by Swedish author, Fredrick Backman, the novel starts off with the curmudgeonly Ove. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin turned 85  today and while the author is known for her stellar works in science fiction & fantasy it was this article in Brainpickings about her essays that caught my eye today,  I will be checking out … Continue reading

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Introducing Friday Reads– Staff Picks

What are you reading this beautiful Friday afternoon?  Here’s a random poll of what our staff is currently reading:                                                   

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Books and Movies to Reflect Upon Memorial Day

  Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer, but let’s not forget the real reason for the holiday.  Check out these titles:                              

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Gemini by Carol Cassella

If you like fiction with a medical twist  along the line of Lisa Genova and JoJo Moyes, then you should  give Gemini by Carol Cassella a try.   Along with being the author of Gemini, Cassella is a practicing anesthesiologist so … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Secret Museum by Molly Oldfield

My good friend lives in NYC and she is always getting me to go to museums and art shows, often at a deep discount. She is very clever and thrifty in that way. She has inspired me to investigate other … Continue reading

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Hugo Award Finalists 2014 Announced

The Hugo Award is the most prestigious award given in the genre of science fiction.  Finalists were announced this past weekend.  While one of the finalists for best novel isn’t available in publication yet, (Warbound by Larry Correia)  check out … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day! Read, Renew, Return


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Empty Mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell is the perfect title to tell the tale of the insular life of billionaire Huguette Clark.  Never heard of her before?   Neither had investigative journalist Dedman until he was house hunting … Continue reading

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