East, North, and Hadley Park Branch Libraries will close Sep 30–Oct 2 for repairs.
As always, our advice is to read the book before you see the movie!
Feel too busy and/or distracted to read right now? It’s time to try short stories.
Hurray! Another entry in the Forest Feast series is out.
You’re going to need some lemons.
It’s time for my annual attempt to persuade people to read the Pushcart Prize.
Contemporary fiction from Ukraine
Presenting my 11 favorite books of the year. I really wanted it to be a top 10 list, but I couldn’t bring myself to cut any of these!
2021 has been a great year for nonfiction so far. Here are four titles you may have missed:
Anxiety is hard to live with, but it makes for some great literature.
If you're looking for some simpler, lighter recipes for the summer months, this beautifully designed cookbook will give you the inspiration you need.
Just the Good Stuff has this magical quality where everything you make is somehow better than it ought to be.
Celebrate women authors with these great spring releases.
Here is my favorite type of book: the kind where you have to keep stopping to Google things.
The newest entry to the popular Best American series, Best American Food Writing started in 2018 with Ruth Reichl as the first editor and has been consistently outstanding.
If you’re feeling in need of inspiration right now, look no further.
If you feel yourself withdrawing from others right now after months of limited social interaction, I highly recommend this book.
Here are two novels, a short story collection, three nonfiction books, and four movies that I wish had gotten more attention in this overwhelming year. With a special focus on women authors and actors!
This year’s Southern Festival of Books has gone online and will take place October 1-11.
Almost six months into constant cooking, you may feel in need of some inspiration. Luckily, NPL has lots of eBook cookbooks that you can access immediately!
This was so uplifting and joyful I could hardly stand it! This is the pick-me-up you need this summer.
If you need some optimism in face of rising coronavirus fears, read this darkly humorous account of the heroes who successfully fought other plagues in history.
I'm still waiting for George Singleton to get the following that he deserves.
See for yourself why Portis has a cult following and why he will be missed.
Are you on the holds list for any of these? Here are some suggestions for books to read in the meantime.
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