Saturday, November 18, 2017
just like that guy.
Our friends at Off the Shelf have come up with a great list of unsettling unsolved mysteries. Read it here.
They'll make for excellent book discussions!
Here's a sample:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The winners of the 2017 National Book Awards were announced in NYC last night and
here they are:
Fiction: "Sing Unburied Sing" by Jesmyn Ward
Non-Fiction: "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia" by Masha Gessen
These are the nominated titles:
Elliot Ackerman: Dark at the Crossing
Lisa Ko: The Leavers
Min Jin Lee: Pachinko
Carmen Maria Machado: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Erica Armstrong Dunbar: Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Frances FitzGerald: The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Six books recommended by the lady herself!
See what they are right here from BookBub.
And for all you Big Little Lies fans, it looks like HBO is scheduling a 2018 spring production start for season 2!
I'm on the fence about whether this is a good idea or not. Why mess with the perfection of the original series?
To be perfectly frank, I'll watch it regardless.
And I'll read anything Moriarty writes so, I'm a fan.
Choose your next title from the birthday girl right here.
The awards were presented during the World Fantasy convention held November 2-5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.
Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North (Redhook; Orbit UK) (winner)
- Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga)
- Roadsouls, Betsy James (Aqueduct)
- The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (2nd book in the series) (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff (Harper)
Best Long Fiction
- The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson (Tor.com Publishing) (winner)
- The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com Publishing)
- Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)
- “Bloodybones”, Paul F. Olson (Whispered Echoes)
- A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com Publishing)
Best Short Fiction
- “Das Steingeschöpf”, G.V. Anderson (Strange Horizons 12/12/16) (winner)
- “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
- “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)
- “Little Widow”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Nightmare 9/16)
- “The Fall Shall Further the Flight in Me”, Rachael K. Jones (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
There they are folks! Congrats to all the winners!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This terrific article from Broadly focuses on the strange
11-day disappearance in 1926 of Agatha Christie.
There is speculation as to what happened and the article is a must read.
With the remake of Murder on the Orient Express in theaters now, there is a renewed interest in the Queen of Mystery.
Borrow some titles right here!
Friday, November 10, 2017
The 2017 National Book Award Non-Fiction Finalists are....
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar;
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances Fitzgerald;
The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen;
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann;
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy Maclean
Thursday, November 9, 2017
The finalists are:
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Here's the longlist titles:
Here's the longlist titles:
For the non-fiction titles click here to go to the National Book Foundation Website or tune in tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Vietnam Program: Join us this Thursday at 7pm to watch the Ken Burns documentary followed by Q&A with Vetnam War Veteran Tom Garvey.
Here are some titles that we feature on our lobby display:
No True Glory by Bing West
Operation Dark Heart by Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer
The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm
The Tender Soldier by Vanessa M. Gezari
D-Day Companion Edited by Jane Penrose
Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten War by Lewis H. Carlson
Jarhead by Anthony Swofford
My Life in a Foreign Country by Brian Turner
The Snake Eaters by Owen West
A People's HIstory of Word War II edited by Marc Favreau
When Thunder Rolled by Ed Rasimis
Hero Found by Bruce Henderson
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Just like "The Handmaid's Tale" on Hulu, "Alias Grace" by Margaret Atwood is streaming now on Netflix...
With "Alias Grace" Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Atwood takes readers into the life and mind of Grace Marks, one of the most notorious women of the 1840s, who is serving a life sentence for murders she claims she cannot remember. Here's a sample:
ORRead a review of the series here.
Monday, November 6, 2017
In case you missed this terrific book, read it now before the movie debuts in 2018!
Envisioning a quality-time summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that viciously competes against other wealthy families and strongly opposes their son's relationship with an American girl.
Click here to reserve your copy!
"China Rich Girlfriend" is the follow-up to "Crazy Rich Asians".
"Rich People Problems" is Kwan's final installment in the Chu story line is out this year.
For more info, read an interview with Kevin Kwan right here.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Author FIONA DAVIS will be HERE at Merrick Library to discuss her debut novel "The Dollhouse"!
Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past.
Join us and meet Fiona Davis on Wednesday, December 6th at 2:30pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
My number one favorite horror story
of the year is,
"The Fisherman" by John Langan
Hands down, the best of the year.
"The Bone Mother" by David Demchuk is not to be missed coming in at number two. Get your creepy on.
Coming in at number 3 is a new spin on the post-apocalyptic genre, "When the English Fall" by David Williams.
"See What I Have Done" by Sarah Schmidt brings a super creepy look at Lizzie Borden. This is number four.
Number 5 is more of a ghost story murder mystery that I just loved.
"Himself" by Jess Kidd.
I have three more horror tales on my TBR pile, and the year's not over. Here's hoping I find one more!