August 14, 2014 | madame librarian
The movie rights have been purchased for M. L. Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS. wonderful book about a lighthouse keeper and his wife. Tom is a WW I veteran, one of the 'lucky ones', he has lost a limb nor his mind but he deliberately seeks the solitude of an island off Australia. He meets and marries, Isabel. But times on the island are tough for Isabel as she suffers multiple miscarriages and a stillbirth in just four years time. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own, but the consequences to her actions may be dire. Similar books are:
The sandcastle girls: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The orchardist: a novel by Amanda Coplin
The secret keeper: a novel by Kate Morton
August 7, 2014 | madame librarian
Author Talk: Thursday, August 14 at 7:00PM
Detroit native Bill Morris will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor for a reading and signing of his new novel, 'Motor City Burning'. Detroit comes alive in a powerful and thrilling novel set amidst the chaos of the race riots and theserenity of Tiger Baseball on Opening Day 1968.
August 6, 2014 | Blogbrarian
OverDrive has just released two new features to help with the ease of reserving popular eBook titles.
The first, automatic borrowing, allows eBooks and eAudio titles to be automatically checked out when a book becomes available. While placing a title on hold, click the 'Automatically borrow this title when it becomes available' option. For more information, be sure to read the OverDrive article
The second feature, suspending a hold, ensures the reader that they won't lose their place in the holds queue if they want to temporarily suspend a hold on a title. This is helpful if the reader is in on a waiting list for a title and is currently reading another. The reader will continue to move up the wait list but the hold will not be filled for an amount of time specified by them. More information on this can be found in the OverDrive blog