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Harriet Lane's debut novel "Alys, Always" has a deceptively simple beginning. A young woman, Frances Thorpe...

For decades now, girls have outperformed boys by a large margin on standardized reading tests. If practice makes perfect, then the answer to this problem is clear: get boys to read more often and they will become better at reading. But anyone who has dealt with a reluctant boy reader can tell...

Melancholia

 

I saw the movie "Melancholia" on the big screen several months ago. It was...

"Dead Mann Walking: a Hessius Mann novel

 

Mention the word zombie and most of us think of the living dead shambling out of a graveyard with a driving hunger for human brains. You'll find a different breed of zombies in "...

"Wake Up" by Jack Kerouac

 

The traffic light turned green and the car in front of me did not move. "Wake up," I shouted at the windshield. That was also the title of the audiobook playing in my car. ...

Tricked by Kevin Hearne

 

Kevin Hearne's newest book "Tricked" is book four in his Iron Druid Chronicles. The...

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

"Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" is Anna Quindlens' graceful and wise exploration of growing older...

Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman

 

Bruce Wayne saw his parents murdered by Joe Chill when he a child. This traumatic event inspired Bruce to don the cowl and cape of Batman to protect Gotham from criminals. Throughout his journey, the Batman had the memories of Thomas and Martha Wayne to fuel his quest for justice....

The Red House by Mark Haddon

 

Mark Haddon's "...
Fall Authors Announced

 

SLCL's award-winning author series brings over 50 bestselling authors to the library each year. The 2012 line-up has already drawn huge crowds and rave reviews. What's in store for fall? The Library Foundation recently announced the fall/winter line-up, which features the country...
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