3 Stars for JUST US

First, she changed the conversation with CITIZEN: An American Lyric. Now, Claudia Rankine’s essay collection JUST US: An American Conversation has received THREE starred reviews! “MacArthur Fellowship recipient Rankine (CITIZEN: An American Lyric) combines poetry, prose, and imagery in this unique and powerful meditation on the challenges of communicating across the racial divide in America… […]

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New E-galleys (6/29/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: FLOAT PLAN by Trish DollerISBN 9781250767943, on sale 3/2/21 Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has spent the last year foundering on land, shipwrecked by her grief and inability to move on. But when […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (6/25/20)

Welcome to Week 13 of Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Talia’s #MacLibFromHome pick this week is crime fiction at its most raw: family + the past + prison + war in John Hart’s THE UNWILLING. Watch her full video here. African folktales + magic + a poisoned […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (6/18/20)

Welcome to Week 12 of Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Part eerie mystery, part love story, 100% captivating: check out Emily’s #MacLibFromHome pick, Marit Weisenberg’s contemporary #YALit THE INSOMNIACS. Watch her full video here. Wartime Paris meets 1950s NY publishing in a story of resilience, love, & […]

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Staff Picks Happy Hour (6/15/20)

You’re cordially invited to join our Mac Lib Staff Picks Happy Hour! Grab your beverage of choice, find your favorite chair/porch spot, and let’s talk BOOKS! (and maybe cats?…) MURDER IN OLD BOMBAY by Nev MarchISBN 9781250269546, on sale 11/10/20 In 19th century Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, in Nev March’s […]

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New E-galleys (6/15/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna HillISBN 9781640638990, on sale 11/24/20 A multi-media retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it. LONE […]

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Book Buzzes with ALMA (6/9/20)

All your favorite library marketers have teamed up to bring you Bite-Sized Book Buzzes, straight to your screens. This week, the library marketers are all featuring books by black authors, starting with WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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New E-galleys (5/18/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss last week for your downloading pleasure: BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S. A. Cosby A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the criminal life who is pulled back in by race, poverty, and his own […]

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Book Buzz From Home: All the Fictions

Hello friends! Today our Book Buzz From Home series continues with fiction! Enjoy! FICTION TITLES INCLUDED IN THIS PRESENTATION: JACK by Marilynne Robinson, ISBN 9780374279301, on sale 9/29/20MIGRATIONS by Charlotte McConaghy, ISBN 9781250204028, on sale 8/4/20WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Katherine Center, ISBN 9781250219367, on sale 7/14/20LUSTER by Raven Leilani, ISBN 9780374194321, on sale 8/4/20TSARINA […]

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