Books on Entertainment (3/23/21)

Today we are spotlighting books on entertainment with a history of an Oscar-winning film, the riveting story of the postwar American spirit in Major League Baseball, and a history of 1980s rock from musicians and industry insiders. SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel 4 […]

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Thriller Thursday (3/18/21)

An escaped murderer unearthing the long-buried scandals + a mind-bending courtroom thriller + a murder case in culinary school = this thriller Thursday. THE HIDING PLACE: A Mercy Carr Mystery by Paula Munier “Military veteran Mercy Carr and Vermont game warden Troy Warner have tracked killers before with their dogs, Elvis and Susie Bear, but […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi + Fantasy (3/12/21)

This Genre Friday features four sci fi + fantasy titles including the sequel to A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE, a dreamy and dangerous collection of boundary-pushing stories, a ghost who refuses to cross over to the afterlife, and a restaurant run by a retired space crew. A DESOLATION CALLED PEACE by Arkady Martine 2 starred reviews! […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (3/12/21)

Happy Friday! Today we are spotlighting romance with a high seas journey from grief and trauma to love and soulmates + a quest for revenge that leads to an explosive reuniting of childhood friends. FLOAT PLAN by Trish Doller A LibraryReads pick! “A woman navigates her grief during a tumultuous sea voyage in YA author […]

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Thriller Thursday (3/11/21)

This thriller Thursday spotlights historical crimes threatened with erasure, the true story of the Last Call Killer, and a cold-blooded murder case reopened. THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona Fernández 3 starred reviews! “Chilean actor and novelist Fernández continues her project of lifting the veil on the dark years of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship…Fernández is emerging […]

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Fiercely Female Spotlight (3/9/21)

In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, we are spotlighting books with strong female characters, including a teenage outlaw trying to survive and keep her family together, a family saga revolving around a mother and two teens, and a new kind of feminism through the eyes of an influential Peruvian writer. WE BEGIN AT THE […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/3/21)

The biography of a celebrated intellect + a powerful anthem for women + a unique look at the women in the Bush family + a raw confession of addiction and recovery + a family in search of a place to call home = this nonfiction round-up. PLACES OF MIND: A Life of Edward Said by […]

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Debut Spotlight (3/2/21)

This debut spotlight features a little something for everyone, including literary fiction, short stories, and contemporary romance! OF WOMEN AND SALT by Gabriela Garcia “Garcia’s dexterous debut chronicles the travails of a Cuban immigrant family. Carmen, a Cuban immigrant living in Miami, is worried about her daughter Jeanette’s addiction to drugs and alcohol…This riveting account […]

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Author Spotlight: Steve Berry (2/25/21)

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry takes readers on an adventure with each book in his Cotton Malone series. Now, this 16th thriller in the series takes us to Germany where a secret WWII document comes to light. THE KAISER’S WEB “At the start of bestseller Berry’s thrilling 16th Cotton Malone novel (after 2020’s […]

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Essays and Short Stories (2/24/21)

Today we are spotlighting short stories and essays with 14 stories about the depths of the human heart + essays exploring a senior federal judge’s take on the judiciary today. WILD SWIMS: Stories by Dorthe Nors “In this masterful collection of stories, Danish writer Nors (MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL, 2015) presents the lives of melancholy characters […]

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