Articles tagged "opera"

Nonfiction Picks (10/24/18)

A leading thinker in African-American culture, the greatest rivalry in college basketball history (GO HEELS!), the Wild West, and Opera… Check out today’s Nonfiction picks:

MAD SCENES AND EXIT ARIAS: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America
by Heidi Waleson

“This engrossing study should find a place in both academic and metropolitan-area libraries and will be of extraordinary interest to opera lovers, arts administrators, and anyone invested in the future of the performing arts.”Library Journal, starred review

WE CAN’T BREATHE: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival
by Jabari Asim

2 starred reviews!

“An insightful, compact volume featuring eight pivotal essays that redress African American history and culture as it’s commonly represented in America today…A highly accessible book that would serve high school and college classrooms well in continuing the conversation about civil rights and social justice.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (4/2/15 Edition)

We’ve got a couple of cozies for you this #ThrillerThursday:

THE FIGARO MURDERS by Laura Lebow
Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart’s librettist, must either find a killer or take the fall himself, and spend the opening night of The Marriage of Figaro dangling from an executioner’s noose. “A brisk tempo, a sympathetic hero and a plot as complicated as the beloved opéra bouffe it parallels will make Lebow’s debut resonate with opera lovers and lay readers alike.” — Kirkus Reviews

POISON IVY by Cynthia Riggs
Victoria Trumbull returns for her 11th Martha’s Vineyard Mystery, and on her first day as an adjunct professor, a pair of dead bodies turns up. “The pressures of obtaining tenure and the consequences of failing to do so are highlighted in this cozy with its multiple plotlines and sympathetic, strong-willed main character.” — Booklist

And let’s not forget Steve Berry’s first book with Minotaur, THE PATRIOT THREAT! readmoreremove

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