Category Archives: New Releases

80 Years in the Making: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s I’d Die for You

Gang, it’s Banned Books Week! Come on down to the library and pick yourself up a few banned/challenged titles and a “Stand Up for Your Right to Read” bookmark… Or, if you can’t make it in, add a Twibbon to your … Continue reading

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The October LibraryReads list is up!

The October list of books is up on LibraryReads! Every month, LibraryReads spotlights the top 10 books that are getting love from librarians across the country. If you click on that link, you’ll see the whole page of selections and … Continue reading

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Hot Book: The Underground Railroad

You may have heard that Oprah Winfrey has selected The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead as her latest book club pick. Even before Oprah put this book on her list, there was a lot of attention starting to build around this book. The New York … Continue reading

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Two Writers Walk Out of a Coffee Shop

…and get kicked off a public school’s bench. Rebecca Schiff of The Bed Moved (which we have on-shelf) interviews Chilean author Alejandro Zambra for Electric Lit: Zambra had thrown out the first fifty pages of a more traditional novel he was trying … Continue reading

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First Lines from the New and Noteworthy

Some first lines from hot-off-the-presses fiction (to whet your summer reading appetite): “Some people hate cats.” How to Set a Fire and Why (Pantheon, July 2016) by Jesse Ball. Fourteenth book, seventh novel. “In exercises 1 through 24, mark the option … Continue reading

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Read Karen Russell’s “The Bog Girl”

http://nationalbook.tumblr.com/post/146315450533/new-karen-russell-story Want more? We have books by Ms. Russell right here.

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Looking Forward to Summer… Reading!

Ah, summer. The time for doing all the things you’re too swamped to do the rest of the year. Reading included! http://bookriot.tumblr.com/post/144158805963/in-which-wallace-tells-you-three-books-she-is Search the catalog to place your holds. And remember, this past Saturday, SLPL was happy to ring the … Continue reading

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What to Read Next? It’s in the Stars.

Riverhead Books brings you your May book horoscope: http://riverheadbooks.tumblr.com/post/143760941161/reader-horoscopes-for-may-2016-bringing-only-the

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Are you YA inclined?

Read some samples from new and forthcoming young adult titles below! http://neworleanspubliclibrary.tumblr.com/post/143066125956/yainterrobang-read-excerpts-from-new-ya-books

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Lydia Davis writes very short stories.

“Short enough,” says The Millions’ Adam Boffa, “that a collection like Can’t and Won’t, recently out in paperback, can be comfortably picked up and put down in between refreshing whatever feeds or blogs are part of your daily reading rituals … Continue reading

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