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How Do You Do by Mayer Hawthorne

 

Mayer Hawthorne, a 33-year-old singer from Ann Arbor, MI, started off as a rapper and was toying with the Motown Sound when a  record producer heard him and immediately signed him to a contract. Hawthorne has released two albums, "...

Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak

 

Growing up in the rural Midwest, my family had to pay the yearly membership fee to use the local library and man, did we all get our money's worth!  While I found our library to be a great place to find books and movies, my ravenous appetite for books had not yet been...

Wild Nights by Joyce Carol Oates

 

When you encounter the obsessions of an aged, fictional Mark Twain, you realize you've entered the unsettling twilight zone of Joyce Carol Oates. Frightening danger lurks throughout her novel, ...

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan's debut novel "The Lifeboat" is a good bet for readers who enjoy...

Warren G. Harding by John Dean

No stranger to presidential politics himself, John Dean's biography of Warren G. Harding...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Katherine Boo's " Behind The Beautiful Forevers' is a non-fiction narrative detailing life...

[Bad Island by Doug TenNapel

Graphic novels are more popular than ever. Readers of all ages are picking them up, especially kids! Below are several recent and soon-to-be-released graphic novels that everyone should check out.

 
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Gone by Mo Hayder

 

The Mystery Writers of America hold a banquet each Spring to recognize achievement mystery and crime writing. The nominees for the Edgar awards, named for the founding father of detective fiction Edgar Allan Poe, were announced on January 19, the 203rd anniversary of Poe's birth....

Adult Reading Club at St. Louis County Library

Mark your calendars, the 2012 Adult Reading Club will kick-off on May 29. This year's theme encourages participants to "Step Into New Worlds." Here's how it works: complete either 10 books or 50 hours and you'll be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. Not sure where to start? Reading logs...

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