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Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

The renowned City of Light is as much of a character in Mark Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense as the protagonist, Jules Lacour.  Likewise, Helprin explores how the past rarely remains pinned in the past. Publisher’s Summary: Mark Helprin’s powerful, rapturous new novel is set in a present-day Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known,… Continue reading Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin – New Title Tuesday

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A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

It is no secret that language, music, art, and all creative forms of personal expression are the result of following and disregarding rules.  If it weren’t the case, we’d still be listening to madrigals and comfortably reading and speaking Latin.  So, naturally I was drawn to A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in… Continue reading A World Without ‘Whom’ The Essential Guide to Language in the BuzzFeed Age By Emmy J. Favilla – New Title Tuesday

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The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – New Title Tuesday

I admit, it was the video of “Caroline” that drew me to The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  It has that Martin-esque blend of specifically unique humor and woebegone-rejected boyfriend in a presentation of musical exceptionalism. The melody is hummable without being predictable and of course the instrumentation is bluegrass and… Continue reading The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – New Title Tuesday

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – New Title Tuesday

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. —Albert Camus I admit I am a fan of Isabel Allende, so when In the Midst of Winter was released, I knew that it would take a top position on my To-Read list.  Publisher’s Summary: In the Midst of Winter begins with a… Continue reading In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende – New Title Tuesday

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The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick for this holiday week is The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – a familiar author of The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Awakenings. Publisher’s Summary:  A collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks’s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time,… Continue reading The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks – New Title Tuesday

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday selection is debut novel by National Book Award Finalist Erika L. Sanchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.  This YA title was an instant New York Times bestseller no doubt because it explores very difficult topics but in an intriguing and accessible way. Publisher’s Summary: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time… Continue reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez – New Title Tuesday

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Fifteen by The Wailin’ Jennys – New Title Tuesday

When I saw the new CD  Fifteen, by The Wailin’ Jennys on the shelf, I quickly grabbed it thinking it must have been serendipity.  I first heard the group on the NPR show A Prairie Home Companion and was impressed by their close harmonies and plaintive sound – not to mention  the crazy clever name.  The Wailin’ Jennys are… Continue reading Fifteen by The Wailin’ Jennys – New Title Tuesday