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There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

“I was in my 20s and also searching for meaning,” Tommy Orange, author of  There There, said in an interview with NPR’s Lynn Neary, “And I wasn’t a reader, so fiction was a super novel thing for me, and the novel itself was. And I just fell in love with it.” This week’s New Title Tuesday… Continue reading There There by Tommy Orange – New Title Tuesday

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The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

According to OxfordDictionaries.com, the term bonanza is defined as a situation which creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits.  So, this is not to confuse this week’s New Title Tuesday selection with a popular television western. The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West by Gregory… Continue reading The Bonanza King, John MacKay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West – New Title Tuesday

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche Boyd, does not linger long on description or dialogue.  Nonetheless, the author paints finely detailed and emotionally propulsive scenes that reflect the dizzying contradictions circling the protagonist, Ellen Burns.  Boyd’s first novel in twenty years continues the story of her compelling and edgy… Continue reading Tomb of the Unknown Racist by Blanche McCrary Boyd – New Title Tuesday

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ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 27, 2018

In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager wrote, “The library is a great place to go this summer to find a good book or movie or enjoy an activity or craft project.”  Not only is it a good escape from the heat, our shelves are stocked with great summer books and our… Continue reading ICYMI – Library News & Notes, June 27, 2018

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Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, is so carefully planned and the narrator so unreliable that barring a spoiler, it’s not easy to hold tightly to just one prediction.  In fact, it was one of the few times that I regretted listening to the audiobook because I couldn’t easily go back… Continue reading Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – New Title Tuesday

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The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday

This New Title Tuesday recommendation, The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop is a slow, simmering narrative that explores the tight grip of local corruption and systemic racism in a depression era small town in Jim Crow Louisiana. Publisher’s Summary: “One of the finest writers of her generation” (Brad Watson), and author of three previously acclaimed novels,… Continue reading The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop – New Title Tuesday

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Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen – New Title Tuesday

Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen is raw and visceral, but also an accessible collection of poems from a point of view that needs to be heard.  Note, a reader’s advisory is in place due to the adult themes and sexual content.  Nguyen’s thirty-nine poems in this volume are confessions of his search for acceptance… Continue reading Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen – New Title Tuesday