New books 2/20/17

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith The return of his overbearing mother and other local dramas compel Bertie to consider moving away from Scotland Street, where newfound love, an estranged marriage and a high-profile guest render his grandmother’s home a tempting alternative. The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates When evangelical Luther […]

New Books 2/13/17

Learn what scientists in the field of biomechanics are learning about animals or learn about the Danish philosophy of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga).  Enjoy a mystery by a debut author like Abby Fabiaschi  or an old favorite like James Patterson.  Catch up on the latest series books by Karen White and Christine Feehan.   4 3 […]

New Books 2/6/17

The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller Fuller traces the impact of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on a diverse group of writers, abolitionists and social reformers, including Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, against a backdrop of growing tensions and transcendental idealism in 1860 America. Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey Hitting […]

The 2016 National Book Awards

The winners of the National Book Award for 2016 include the following: Fiction WINNER: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead FINALISTS: The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder News of the World by Paulette Jiles The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Nonfiction WINNER: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in […]