October 15, 2012 | Ellen
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October 11, 2012 | daviscrl
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author, Mo Yan. As one of mainland China's best known authors, Mo Yan has created over 10 novels and 80 short stories in his 30-year career. According to The Guardian he is "notable not only for his creative engagement with modern Chinese history but also, more simply, for his dedication to the craft of writing." You can check out his prize-winning works in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or English translation.
Big breasts and wide hips: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Life and death are wearing me out: a novel by Mo Yan; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
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October 8, 2012 | madame librarian
- May We Suggest
- Historical Fiction
- Inspirational Fiction
The days are getting shorter. Time to sit in front of the fire, reading a good book.
Mrs. Adams in winter: a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien
Do not ask what good we do: inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper
The dark fields by Alan Glynn
The summer without men: a novel by Siri Hustvedt
Making piece: a memoir of love, loss, and pie by Beth M. Howard
September 28, 2012 | mebbitt
Enjoy these great picture books filled with dinosaur tales:
Dinosaur thunder by Marion Dane Bauer ; [illustrated by] Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Dinosoaring by Deb Lund ; illustrated by Howard Fine
The Berenstain Bears dinosaur dig by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Dancing with the Dinosaurs by [written by Jane Clarke ; illustrated by Lee Wildish]
Three little dinosaurs by [text and illustrations by] Charles Fuge
September 25, 2012 | madame librarian
If you liked Into the Woods by Tana French try...
The guards by Ken Bruen
Gallows Lane: an Inspector Devlin crime thriller by Brian McGilloway
Christine Falls: a novel by Benjamin Black
The wrong kind of blood by Declan Hughes
Knots and crosses by Ian Rankin
A field of darkness: a novel by Cornelia Read
September 20, 2012 | madame librarian
Hey, mystery lovers! Aunt Agatha's Bookstore, featuring new and used mysteries, detective and true crime, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 3 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Mystery lovers attending their open house will have an opportunity to meet well-known authors such as Steve Hamilton, Louise Penny, Sara Zettel, Deborah Morgan, Loren D. Estleman and more. Aunt Agatha's is in Ann Arbor at 213 S. Fourth Avenue. For more information call 734-769-1114.
September 10, 2012 | madame librarian
- banned books
- Banned Books Week
- May We Suggest
- Historical Fiction
- Realistic Fiction
- Science Fiction
If your book group is looking for a reading challenge--each of these books has been challenged by a parent or a community. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of American Libraries Association's Banned Books Week, September 30 - October 6, 2012.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Robert DeMott
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ; with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr
The Chocolate War: a Novel by Robert Cormier
September 8, 2012 | madame librarian
September 7, 2012 | goulds
Last chance by Norah McClintock is the first book in the Robyn Hunter Mystery series. While working in an animal shelter for the summer, Robyn if forced to confront her fear of dogs as well as Nick, a boy from her past she had hoped never to see again. Nick is one of the juvenile offenders volunteering at the shelter. He is accused of hitting a pedestrian while joyriding and pleads guilty. Robyn senses something strange about his plea, begins snooping around, and once convinced of his innocence, sets out to prove it. Dog lovers and mystery fans will enjoy this book. Danger, clever detective work, and current teen/tween issues will keep even reluctant readers coming back for other titles in this series.
September 7, 2012 | madame librarian
It's back to school for millions of students this month. What's happening in our classrooms?
Boys and girls learn differently!: a guide for teachers and parents by Michael Gurian