Each month we invite patrons to Meet the Staff. This month we introduce Annie in Circulation who has been with us since spring, 2018. Easy going and with a wide range of interests, Annie is always happy to help patrons. Next time you come in, ask her to tell you about her wide variety of … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Annie P.
In the spirit of new beginnings, I'm recommending readers try something out of the ordinary with the start of the New Year, maybe a graphic novel, an audiobook, or non-fiction title. I chose the graphic novel, The Prague Coup (writer Jean-Luc Fromental and artist Miles Hyman) because I was reminded recently how images and artwork inform the … Continue reading New Title Tuesday – Try Something Different
I admit I have a basic optimism setting that allows me to find the good in most every piece of art, literature, or music. But The Storm by Arif Anwar is not just good, it is transformative. Is is lyrical, exotic, historical, and heart-wrenching. Publisher's Summary: From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a … Continue reading The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday
Instead of focusing on just one book this week, I thought I'd look at several of the new additions to our collection for New Title Tuesday. We have such a wide variety of authors, topics, settings, and genres that I couldn't choose which way to go. That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam deals with … Continue reading Five New Fiction Novels – 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
It may have been the tantalizing title that first drew me to his week's New Title Tuesday pick, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, but it was the delivery on the promise of a searing story that kept me reading. Publisher’s Summary: From From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng New Title Tuesday
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy is this week's New Title Tuesday selection because of its gripping and timely subject matter. I read the entire book in one sitting because I had to know what happened to the children. Publisher's Summary: When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday … Continue reading Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy -New Title Tuesday