Thriller Thursday (5/20/21)

This thriller Thursday features a sassy Southern private investigator who’s closer to a killer than she thought and a reporter who races to uncover a conspiracy. INDEPENDENT BONES: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery by Carolyn Haines “Haines follows A GARLAND OF BONES with an issue-oriented mystery that delves into the stories of women who fought […]

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Books for Dads & Dudes

Books for Dads & Dudes

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend! Here are some books for the dads (and dudes) in your life: RAISING MEN: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons by Eric Davis Using a unique blend of discipline, leadership, adventure, and grace, Eric and his SEAL brothers share lessons about how […]

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New Nonfiction – May 2016

New Nonfiction – May 2016

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith THREE STARRED REVIEWS! “This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.” — Library Journal, starred review THE FIRE LINE: The Story […]

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Friday Reads: Performing Arts Roundup

Friday Reads: Performing Arts Roundup

TGIF! Today we offer you a roundup of newly published and forthcoming books about actors, directors, a musician, and the performing arts. Are you not entertained?! THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel On Sale: March 1, 2016 “Viertel has written what will become a classic textbook […]

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March Madness!

March Madness!

We've barely recovered from a fantastic PLA 2014, but we've got our green on for St. Patrick's Day, and our pencils are ready to fill in our NCAA Tournament brackets! Talia and Anne will be rooting for the UNC Tar Heels and the Arizona Wildcats, respectively, but there's one thing they both agree on:
These two UNC grads who host the “Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead” podcast tell you why no team in sports is as uniquely hated as those smug, entitled, floor-slapping, fist-pumping, insufferable Blue Devils. 


And here are a few more titles for your March Madness fans:

WHEN MARCH WENT MAD by Seth Davis
Davis's book charts the rise of the championship as we know it today through the epic rivalry between two exceptional players: Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores.

THE PERFECT GAME: How Villanova’s Shocking 1985 Upset of Mighty Georgetown Changed the Landscape of College Hoops Forever by Frank Fitzpatrick
Critically acclaimed veteran sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick takes readers courtside for one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the 1985 Villanova/Georgetown national championship showdown.

LUTE! The Seasons of My Life by Lute Olson and David Fisher
Olson’s career told in fifty seasons, from working as a high school coach up to the top of the basketball world, winning national and world championship games and eventually being enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame. (Fun fact: Anne met Lute in college!)

WOODEN: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis
A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. [...]

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