Women 2020: Creativity and Success (3/23/20)

Today’s spotlight is on two women and their creative success: beloved artist Frida Kahlo on her American journey, and a memoir from one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keyes. FRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia Stahr “By mining Kahlo’s letters and the invaluable diary of […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/5/20)

The making of a modern American cinematic masterpiece, the electrifying works of literature that shaped a beloved writer’s life, research into the root causes of illness, and a funny and honest guide with a celebrity OB-GYN–all in today’s nonfiction round-up. THE BIG GOODBYE: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson 2 starred […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE BOOK OF V.

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Anna Solomon’s bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries, THE BOOK OF V. Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment she’s […]

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Women’s History Month 2019

Women’s History Month 2019

March is Women’s History Month, and today we celebrate their powerful voices with these fierce reads: PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser DIVIDED WE STAND: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics by Marjorie Spruill A WARRIOR OF THE PEOPLE: How Susan La Flesche […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS

Maximum Shelf: THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS

This week’s featured Maximum Shelf Awareness pick is the bewitching and eagerly-awaited THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS by Katherine Howe! New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe returns to the world of THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE with a bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free […]

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Three Stars for WOMEN TALKING

Three Stars for WOMEN TALKING

Everyone’s talking about WOMEN TALKING! Miriam Toews’ incredible story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony has received THREE starred reviews! “[A] sharp blade of a novel…. Toews’ eviscerating fictionalization of this incendiary reality focuses not on the violence but, rather, on the keen, subversive intelligence of the Mennonite women, their philosophical casts of […]

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Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

Happy Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day 2018!

March is Women’s History Month and today we celebrate International Women’s Day! Get inspired by our 2018 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List titles (best feminist books): GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming […]

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Stars for the Women Who Flew for Hitler

Stars for the Women Who Flew for Hitler

Both Library Journal and Booklist love Biographers’ Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley’s THE WOMEN WHO FLEW FOR HITLER—a dual biography of Nazi Germany’s most highly decorated women pilots! THE WOMEN WHO FLEW FOR HITLER: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry by Clare Mulley   “Biographer Mulley comes through in a major way with […]

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2017 Tri State Children’s/YA Book Buzz Titles

2017 Tri State Children’s/YA Book Buzz Titles

Today is the Tri-State Children’s/YA Book Buzz! Anne presented her favorite books for teens from Flatiron YA and Griffin Teen and told everyone about our new imprint, Wednesday Books! Best of all? Ali Fisher co-presented and our fur babies Kugel and Jackson kept things moving along as librarians tweeted via #bookbuzznyc. WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by […]

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Monet, Madames & the Mitford Sisters

Monet, Madames & the Mitford Sisters

Take a deep dive into the history of Monet, women in WWII Paris, and the Mitford Sisters in these three enthralling nonfiction titles: MAD ENCHANTMENT: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King A BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick with THREE starred reviews! “Best-selling King consummately meshes biography with art […]

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