Besides our Oscar DVDs, we new books by four award-winning fiction writers. Two time Man Booker winner Peter Carey’s latest, “A Long Way from Home”, is a “brilliantly vivid” novel about a couple that enters a across-Australia car race. White Houses, the new story by Amy Bloom (National Book and Critics Circle award nominee), is about “one of the most intriguing relationships in history”*, that Eleanor Roosevelt and her “first friend”, Lorena Hickok. The late Denis Johnson, deemed by New Republic as “the best American writer of the past twenty-five years,” and author of the National Book Award-winning “Tree of Smoke”, is remembered by the story collection “Largesse of the Sea Maiden”. Finally, Edgar winner John Hart has written “The Hush”. A sequel to “The Last Child”, it takes the latter’s main character into his coming of age. The story should confirm Hart’s status as “a writer of unique power”.
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
We are now taking requests and putting them outside for you to pick up. You can get your loans between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday [continue reading].
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