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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Library and Book Lovers, Something For You

In today’s digital age, many people have probably never used a library card catalog. But for some of us, the card catalog is an enduring memory and something we still miss. For anyone nostalgic and/or curious about this long-standing library institution, the Library of Congress has recently published a wonderful book: The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures. Chronicle Books, the book’s publisher, provides this description: “Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs… [and] packed with engaging facts on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye—this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

All About Secrets

The Child, by Fiona Barton; Lost and Found Sisters, by Jill Shalvis; Secrets of the Tulip Sisters, by Susan Mallery; The Secrets She Keeps, by Michael Robotham; and Watch Me Disappear, by Janelle Brown. What do all of these new fiction books have in common? Secrets of many kinds – and you, the reader, get to watch those secrets be revealed as the stories unfold…

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New Memoirs

Whether their authors are well-known celebrities or people with whom we’re not familiar, but who have led interesting lives or had unusual experiences, memoirs offer us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who write them. Some recent memoirs for your consideration include: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken; A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal; by Jen Waite; Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay; I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons, by Kevin Hart and Neil Strauss; and Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002); by David Sedaris.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Forthcoming Books by Popular Authors

As promised last week, here are some additional forthcoming books by some of your favorite authors:

-        Sleeping Beauties, a collaboration between Stephen King and his son Owen, will be released on September 26th
-    Debbie Macomber’s latest standalone novel, Any Dream Will Do, will be released on August 8th, followed by the release of Merry and Bright, a Christmas novel, on October 3rd
-         Fans of Ree Drummond’s cookbooks will be delighted to discover that her newest “Pioneer Woman” cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives, will be released on October 24th; and
-         End Game, the fifth book in David Baldacci’s Will Robie series, will be released on November 14th