Articles tagged "ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave"

It’s Tuesday. It’s #PubDay. (10/9/18)

A star lawyer, a talent agent for animals, Nazi Hunters, and a coming-of-age novel… Check out our eclectic #PubDay selections:

INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster
by Stephen L. Carter

ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave pick!

2 starred reviews!

“In the same vein as best sellers such as Liza Mundy’s CODE GIRLS and Margot Lee Shetterly’s HIDDEN FIGURES, this new work from Carter presents the untold story of his grandmother Eunice Hunton Carter, the black female lawyer who prosecuted notorious mobster Lucky Luciano. With artful storytelling and a narrative-like delivery, Carter tells Eunice’s story in the best way possible, offering a compelling, unputdownable read with as much value in social history as legal appeal. Not to be missed.” Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Carter (BACK CHANNEL) narrates the life story of his exceptional grandmother, Eunice Carter, an African-American attorney who masterminded the sting operation that resulted in the imprisonment of mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano…Carter’s enthusiasm for his grandmother’s incredible fortitude despite numerous setbacks is contagious; Eunice Carter’s story is another hidden gem of African-American history.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

DOMINION: The History of England from the Battle of Waterloo to Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
by Peter Ackroyd

DOMINION, the fifth volume of Peter Ackroyd’s masterful History of England, begins in 1815 as national glory following the Battle of Waterloo gives way to a post-war depression and ends with the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.

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Friday Reads: Blood, Blood, Blood, I LOVE BLOOD! (10/5/18)

I love a a bloody good story and what’s bloodier than the human heart, surgery, and well, blood itself?

NINE PINTS: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
by Rose George

3 starred reviews!

“George delivers an informative, elegant, and provocative exploration of the life-giving substance she describes as ‘stardust and the sea’ for its iron content derived from the demise of supernovas and its water and salt from the oceans of our origin. George’s wondrously well-written work makes for bloody good reading!” Booklist, starred review

“The author packs her book with the kinds of provocative, witty, and rigorously reported facts and stories sure to make readers view the integral fluid coursing through our veins in a whole new way. An intensive, humanistic examination of blood in all its dazzling forms and functions.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Excellent… Recommended for nonexperts curious about their own bodies and blood as commodity in the world economy.” Library Journal, starred review

HEART: A History
by Sandeep Jahuar

ALA Annual 2018 “Read n’ Rave” Pick!

“Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, cardiologist Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. “Throughout, Jauhar is thoughtful, self-reflective, and profoundly respectful of doctors and patients alike; readers will respond by opening their own hearts a little bit, to both grief and wonder.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

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