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New Titles Added to Bestseller Express

Posted by Pamela Bobker on January 18th, 2017

Hurry in to the library – we have the hottest bestsellers!

Fiction

Buried in the Country by Carola Dunn

Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Kill or Be Killed by James Patterson

No Man’s Land by David Baldacci

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel

Transit by Rachel Cusk

Nonfiction

All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds by Michael Lewis

Sponsored by Curtis Friends, Bestseller Express titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out for 7 days. Exclusively for Curtis cardholders, they cannot be reserved or renewed so you’ll have the best access to new titles, but you will have to read fast. The Bestseller Express books are located in the New Books Room, across from Lending Services.

2016 RIP

Posted by Pamela Bobker on January 3rd, 2017

If you visit our display “2016 RIP,” you will find books, movies and music CDs related to celebrities who died in 2016 – notable actors Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, athletes Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali, and many others. I want to make note of a few authors who died this year.

elie-wiesel-9   harper-lee    trevor    brookner    eco

Romanian-born Jewish writer and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel wrote fiction and nonfiction works to compel the world never to forget the Holocaust. Among his important fiction is the Night trilogy: Night, Dawn and Day, beginning with Night, an autobiographical work about his experiences with his father in Nazi German concentration camps.

Harper Lee, author of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird published in 1960, and  Go Tell a Watchman, written in the 1950s, which was published as a “sequel” in 2015 but later confirmed to be a draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. She is also known for assisting her good friend Truman Capote in researching his book In Cold Blood. The character Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird is based on Capote.

William Trevor was a prolific Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, considered to be one of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world.  Notable works include Felicia’s Journey, Death in Summer and Two Lives.  British author and art historian Anita Brookner was best known for Hotel du Lac, winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Italian novelist Umberto Eco was best known for his intellectual mystery The Name of the Rose, a novel that combines biblical analysis and intrigue, set in an Italian monastery in the year 1327.

American author Pat Conroy wrote The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini and others novels, usually set in the South.  Jim Harrison wrote poetry, essays about food and novels, best known for Legends of the Fall, a novella about three brothers and their father struggling to survive in early 20th century Montana.  Gloria Naylor wrote stories and novels centered on the lives of African-American women, including The Women of Brewster Place.

Finally, Alvin Toffler, American writer known for Future Shock, the 1970 international bestseller about how the stress of society transforming into a super-industrial society is overwhelming people, popularizing the term “information overload”.

conroy        harrison        naylor      toffler

If you are interested in reading or re-reading works by any of these authors,  click on their names for catalog availability.

 

New Titles Added to Bestseller Express

Posted by Pamela Bobker on December 14th, 2016

Hurry in to the library – we have the hottest bestsellers!moonglow

Fiction:

Cross the Line by James Patterson

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Turbo 23 by Janet Evanovich

 

Nonfiction:

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Noah Trevorscrappy

Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds by Michael Lewis

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver

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Sponsored by Curtis Friends, Bestseller Express titles are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be checked out for 7 days. Exclusively for Curtis cardholders, they cannot be reserved or renewed so you’ll have the best access to new titles, but you will have to read fast. The Bestseller Express books are located in the New Books Room, across from Lending Services.