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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...
Lost Everything by Brian Slattery

 

For just a few hundred pages, suspend your disbelief. Believe that the whole of Brian Slattery's novel "...

 

I've done it. I've read books in secret - hiding them in my purse. Sneaking a paragraph or two in my bedroom when I'm alone. I'm always hoping that no one will discover me and ask the title is... or worse what the book is about. I'm sure you've done it too. We want to impress...
Swamplandia by Karen Ruseell

 

A new literary award was established in 2012 to recognize the year's best books for adult readers. Finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are chosen from two lists of distinguished books from the previous year: "Booklist's Editor's...
The Queen is Dead by The Smiths

The 80s get a lot of flak for being a shallow and one-dimensional decade. The hair was big, the shoulder pads were bigger and the music was as shallow as a kiddy pool. Or was it? I was lucky enough to live near a Streetside Records store where the incalculably cool folks who worked there pointed...

Colfer Aims for an Adult Audience with "Plugged"

Eoin Colfer is known for his books for the younger and shorter set like the Artemis Fowl series, but last year he got to sit at the big boys'...

Wonder Woman Odyssey Vols. 1 & 2

 

Wonder Woman Odyssey Vols. 1 & 2

In recent years, DC Comics unveiled a plan to reboot all of their current characters, allowing new...

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Many of us have tried to stretch our resources during the recession. Maybe one less cup of java, wearing the same old clothes one more season or opting for a "staycation" instead of a trip out of town. For the frugal among us, the makers of Real Simple magazine have put together this handy guide...

Gold by Chris Cleave

 

If you can't wait for the Olympic Games in London, perhaps reading Chris Cleave's new book "Gold" will help these last few weeks pass quickly.

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