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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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Patron Review: Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson

This biography of T.E. Lawrence and others reads like LeCarre on political intrigue in the Middle East, World War I era. The author incorporates other players of that time and place (but not the usual suspects): a Zionist agronomist and … Continue reading

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Patron Review: The Bible and the Ancient East by Cyrus H. Gordon and Gary A. Rendsburg

It’s August 10th and the summer reading program is officially over. But I had to add this book to the list. I found it in the stacks at our own Newburgh Free Library and reading it has been mind-changing. Since … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Ideal Bookshelf Edited by Thessaly La Force

I recently stumbled upon the beautiful book, My Ideal Bookshelf, a nonfiction title comprised of the books 100 cultural figures have selected as the books that make their “ideal bookshelf.”  What are the books the we choose to keep?  The … Continue reading

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