New in popular fiction

Popular authors John Lescroart and Pam Jenof have new stories out.  In Lescroarts “Rule of Law”, Dismas Hardy defends a longtime assistant who has been charged as an accessory to murder.  Jenoff’s “Lost Girls of Paris” is an intense tale about three women working undercover in Paris during WWII. 

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Library is open.

Schools were delayed but the the library is open for Wednesday business as usual.

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Breakout fiction

The Only Woman in the Room’ by Marie Benedict novelizes of the life of Hedy Lamar, who, before Hollywood fame, was a spy. It may be this year’s first breakout hit. “The Lake on Fire” a story by Rosellen Brown about Jewish immigrants, is also getting attention. “Harry’s Trees” by Jon Cohen, a tale of twisted friendship and “Where the Crawdads Sing”, a slice of southern Gothic by Delia Owens, are two other unknowns that have found a wider readership.  

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Women in the news

Becoming” is Michelle Obama’s account her journey to the White House and the years of living history that followed, told with “characteristic candor and dry wit” (Kirkus Reviews). “The Truths We Hold” by Kamala Harris details her raise to prominence and her personal brand of “smart’ politics.

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Open, but slippery

Be careful out there!

The library is open today and we would be glad to see you, but if you do venture out, be forewarned, the footing is slippery.

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Another anniversary

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Merton (monk, poet, essayist, activist, and emissary between Eastern and Western spirituality. .

On Thomas Merton by Mary Gordon profiles this man who, as a Trappist monk, was sworn to silence but became know to the world through his pen. Gordonoffers a profoundly personal view of “one of the great spiritual figures of our age”.

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We’re back! Today!

We finished our comptuer upgrades one day early and will be open for our regular schedule on Friday and Saturday (we will be closed Monday in observance of MLK Jr Day). Drop by, take out a book or DVD for a visit, try out the new workstations and be sure take a look at our way cool catalog, which now features book descriptions, author bios and reviews.

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