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A letter from Mary Farrell, Branch Manager of Lakeview, to the Lakeview Book Club about The Season of the Witch by David Talbot. It's one we all REALLY liked!
We started out discussing the writing style of David Talbot. Three of us mentioned it was difficult to track at times and maybe more editing could have helped that. One pointed out that most of it was based on interviews Talbot had done with participants and observers of these events. The rest thought there was no problem with the writing at all and that the book was gripping and the
Looking for a book to take on vacation with you this summer? Check out our list of suggestions.
Each year, as summer approaches, I find myself thinking about vacation even if I’m not taking one. When I do travel, I like to read fiction set in the places to which I’m traveling. And if there’s no vacation on the horizon, I still love to get carried away with a good book set in a location I’d like to visit.
I know many library patrons also enjoy reading fiction set in other locales. Listed below are some titles I’ve recommended to patrons and other that that have been recommended to me.
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
A contemporary story set in a small Mexican village. After most of the men in her village have moved North for work, nineteen-year old Natalia,
Three Bay Area authors give thier take on your expanding waistline.
Go "Wild" with Cheryl Strayed in her memoir of her 1,000 mile hike of the Pacific Coast Trail!!! You will feel like you walked beside her!
When is nonfiction better than fiction?
When the writer makes you feel like you lived it alongside her...When you are happily exhausted and you did none of the work....When you "Can't-Put-It-Down."
The name "Cheryl Strayed," is a chosen name which captures the reality and the spirit of the story. At 23, Cheryl was on the verge of the abyss emotionally and literally when she hikes, ALONE, 1,000 miles on the Pacific Coast Trail from Mojave to Oregon. She
Enter a contest to win Ghana Must Go, the debut novel by Taiye Selasi.
Ghana Must Go is the story of an immigrant family of Ghanaian and Nigerian descent headed by a successful doctor living the American Dream in Boston with his wife and four children. But when he leaves his family for another woman, the family splits apart. Sixteen years later estranged family members meet again in Accra, reunited by the patriarch’s funeral. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls it “gorgeous” and “driven by eloquent prose.” You can read more about it
How many of the nominees for this year's IMPAC Dublin Literary Award have you read?
Looking for a great book? Earlier this week, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award announced its 2013 shortlist.