May We Suggest https://www.cantonpl.org/taxonomy/term/3769/ht All May We Suggest posts from the CPL website en-US Michigan Notable Books 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-notable-books-2014 <p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-54574_39583---,00.html">Michigan Notable Books</a> program has made its annual selection of the 20 books published in the previous year that best reflect the state's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experiences. Many of the winning titles can be found in the library's collection, and the others can be delivered to the library via <a href="http://elibrary.mel.org/search">MeLCat</a> interlibrary loan. From fiction to nonfiction, the list offers a variety of choices.<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572250"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572250.jpg" /></span>Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm</a> by Mardi Jo Link — The Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi Libraries' selection for their <a href="http://plymouthlibrary.org/~friends/friends_meetings.htm">Book &amp; Author Luncheon</a> on Thursday, May 8<span class="-a">,</span> this memoir about survival and self-discovery documents the summer of 2005 when debt, doubt and divorce forced the author to refocus.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580219"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580219.jpg" /></span>Something that feels like truth: stories</a> by Donald Lystra — In 16 compelling stories, award-winning author Donald Lystra takes us on a page-turning journey through the cities and countryside of the Great Lakes heartland to as far away as Paris.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572422"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572422.jpg" /></span>Bluffton: my summers with Buster</a> by Matt Phelan — In Muskegon, Michigan, 1908, a visiting troupe of vaudeville performers is about the most exciting thing since baseball. They're summering in nearby Bluffton, so Henry has a few months to ogle the elephant and the zebra, the tightrope walkers and a slapstick actor his own age named Buster Keaton.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558119"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558119.jpg" /></span>The river swimmer: novellas</a> by Jim Harrison — As one of America's most recognized and critically acclaimed authors, Harrison's new collection of novellas make Michigan's natural environment central to each tale.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565271"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565271.jpg" /></span>In the house upon the dirt between the lake and the woods</a> by Matt Bell — In this debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565830"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565830.jpg" /></span>I invented the modern age: the rise of Henry Ford</a> by Richard Snow — Scene by scene, Richard Snow vividly shows Ford using his innate mechanical abilities, hard work, and radical imagination as he transformed American industry.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1595978"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1595978.jpg" /></span>November's fury: the deadly Great Lakes hurricane of 1913</a> by Michael Schumacher — Set in the infancy of weather forecasting, November's Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager—or at times forced—to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561251"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561251.jpg" /></span>Detroit: an American autopsy</a> by Charlie LeDuff — Veteran writer LeDuff set out to uncover what lead his city into decline. He embedded with a local fire brigade, investigated politicians of all stripes, and interviewed: union bosses, homeless squatters, powerful businessmen, struggling homeowners, and ordinary people holding the city together.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582288"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582288.jpg" /></span>Sweetie-licious pies: eat pie, love life</a> by Linda Hundt ; photography by Kalman &amp; Pabst Photo Group, Clarissa Westmeyer — In this sweet cookbook, the author, a 16-time national pie-baking champion, shares the heartwarming stories behind 52 of the signature pies sold at her Dewitt, MI bakery.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561354"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561354.jpg" /></span>The Bird: the life and legacy of Mark Fidrych</a> by Doug Wilson — The first biography of 70s pop icon and Detroit Tigers pitcher, Mark Fidrych. As a rookie he stormed the baseball world by his antics of "talking" to the baseball and along the way became one of the most popular Tigers in history.</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/michigan-notable-books-2014#comments Adults Fiction Non-fiction Books May We Suggest Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:01:20 +0000 daviscrl 68748 at https://www.cantonpl.org Strange But True! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/strange-true To quote Mark Twain "Truth is stranger than fiction..." and the following titles are certainly proof of that!<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1242776"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1242776.jpg" /></span>Lord Minimus: the extraordinary life of Britain's smallest man</a> by Nick Page — Th true story of Jeffrey Hudson, the 18-inch "official dwarf" of the 17th century Stuart court.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1274533"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1274533.jpg" /></span>The last alchemist: Count Cagliostro, master of magic in the age of reason</a> by Iain McCalman — A fascinating account of the career of one of the most famous charlatans of the 18th century, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, who traveled all over Europe - usually one step ahead of the authorities - passing himself off as an alchemist and a healer.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1423249"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1423249.jpg" /></span>Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal</a> by Ben MacIntyre — Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1313653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1313653.jpg" /></span>The land that never was: Sir Gregor MacGregor and the most audacious fraud in history</a> by David Sinclair — The story of Sir Gregor MacGregor and the most audacious fraud in history, who In 1822 and 1823, convinced some 250 emigrants to set sail from England for the shores of Poyais, in South America - a country that did not exist.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1527411"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1527411.jpg" /></span>The man in the Rockefeller suit: the astonishing rise and spectacular fall of a serial imposter</a> by Mark Seal — The story of a career con man who convincingly passed himself off as a Rockefeller, as well as Christopher Mountbatten Chichester, descendant of Lord Mountbatten, and Christopher Crowe, a television producer.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1125716"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1125716.jpg" /></span>Monsieur D'Eon is a woman: a tale of political intrigue and sexual masquerade</a> by Gary Kates — The remarkable life of the Chevalier d'Eon, the notorious 18th-century French cross- dresser, diplomat, writer, and spy.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1263785"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1263785.jpg" /></span>The emperor of scent: a story of perfume, obsession, and the last mystery of the senses</a> by Chandler Burr — The strange tale of Luca Turin, scientist, connoisseur, and maverick who happened to possess an unusually sensitive nose and proposed a new theory of smell that promised to unravel its mystery once and for all.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1433691"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433691.jpg" /></span>Charlatan: America's most dangerous huckster, the man who pursued him, and the age of flimflam</a> by Pope Brock — The biography of snake-oil salesman and gifted entrepreneur John R. Brinkley, who in his day was America's most famous fake doctor. Brinkley built his own radio station in 1923, selling his pseudoscience over the airwaves and giving an outlet to both astrologers and country music!</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1553861"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1553861.jpg" /></span>The Black Count: glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo</a> by Tom Reiss — According to the author, the inspiration for the great novel of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge - <em>The Count of Monte Cristo - </em>was actually the author Alexandre Dumas' own father, General Alexandre Alex Dumas, born to a slave mother and a French aristocrat.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1194486"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1194486.jpg" /></span>La Grande Thérèse: the greatest scandal of the century</a> by Hilary Spurling — The story of Therese Humbert, one of the most powerful women in France until her exposure for fraud in 1902. Born in France to a poor family, she began weaving a web of lies that gave her imaginary wealth and status and for two decades presidents, prime ministers, archbishops, bankers, and diplomats vied for her attention.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1281787"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1281787.jpg" /></span>The perfect prince</a> by Ann Wroe — The story of one of the most intriguing pretenders in history, who was celebrated throughout 15th century Europe as the prince he claimed to be:  Richard, Duke of York,  one of  the “Princes in the Tower” who were presumed to have been murdered almost a decade earlier.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1488245"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488245.jpg" /></span>Unlikely allies: how a merchant, a playwright, and a spy saved the American Revolution</a> by Joel Richard Paul — The true story of how three men used espionage, betrayal, and sexual deception to help win the American Revolution.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1472867"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1472867.jpg" /></span>A bright and guilty place: murder, corruption, and L.A.'s scandalous coming of age</a> by Richard Rayner — The story of the entwined lives of two men - prosecutor Dave Clark, and photographer Leslie White - who were caught up in the crimes, murders, and swindles of late 1920s Los Angeles.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1231086"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1231086.jpg" /></span>Dragon hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic expeditions</a> by Charles Gallenkamp— Possibly the model for Indiana Jones, Roy Chapman Andrews explored the uncharted Gobi Desert of Outer and Inner Mongolia for extinct mammals, uncovering such unimagined scientific wonders as the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur eggs, and the first skeleton of a Velociraptor.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1553536"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1553536.jpg" /></span>Agent Garbo: the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day</a> by Stephan Talty — Juan Pujol was a Barcelona poultry farmer determined to oppose the Nazis. Acting as a double agent for the British, and using his gift for outrageous lies, he created a vast network of fictional subagents. Unbelievably, his unwitting German handlers believed every word he fed them.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1490766"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1490766.jpg" /></span>The men who stare at goats</a> by Jon Ronson — In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army, defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice. An unsettling exploration of the U.S. military's flirtation with the supernatural.</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1168118"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1168118.jpg" /></span>The orchid thief</a> by Susan Orlean — One deeply eccentric man’s pursuit of an endangered flower.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/strange-true#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:30:12 +0000 SuzyQ 58405 at https://www.cantonpl.org Turn! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/turn The new <strong>AMC</strong> drama <a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/turn">Turn</a>, starring Jamie Bell, tells the thrilling story of America's first spy ring during the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dunited+states+history+r/dunited+states+history+r/1%2C101%2C658%2CB/exact&amp;FF=dunited+states+history+revolution+1775+1783&amp;1%2C134%2C/indexsort=-">Revolutionary War</a>.  Known as the Culper RIng, it was made up of a farmer and his childhood friends in and around Long Island, New York. Based on the book <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1383443">Washington's Spies</a> by Alexander Rose, the drama was created and written by Michigan's own <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014304060037">Craig Silverstein</a>. For more  on this topic try some of these resources:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581649"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581649.jpg" /></span>George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution</a> by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1488245"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488245.jpg" /></span>Unlikely allies: how a merchant, a playwright, and a spy saved the American Revolution</a> by Joel Richard Paul</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1452577"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1452577.jpg" /></span>Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy</a> by M. William Phelps</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1248085"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1248085.jpg" /></span>The battle for New York: the city at the heart of the American revolution</a> by Barnet Schecter</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1225038"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1225038.jpg" /></span>The American Revolution: a history</a> by Gordon S. Wood</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569070"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569070.jpg" /></span>Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor: the forging of American independence, 1774-1776</a> by Richard R. Beeman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1501846"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1501846.jpg" /></span>Revolutionaries: a new history of the invention of America</a> by Jack Rakove</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573628"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573628.jpg" /></span>Revolutionary summer: the birth of American independence</a> by Joseph J. Ellis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514015"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1514015.jpg" /></span>Tories: fighting for the king in America's first civil war</a> by Thomas B. Allen</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/turn#comments History Parents Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest American Revolution Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:15:25 +0000 SuzyQ 68651 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 19 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19 Please join the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003817&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1512748"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1512748.jpg" /></span>Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption</a> by Laura Hillenbrand — On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. The only survivor was the crew's bombardier, Lt. Louis Zamperini. His true story of endurance will take your breath away.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19#comments Adults Activities Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68311 at https://www.cantonpl.org National Poetry Month Biographies https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/national-poetry-month-biographies <p>Celebrate <a href="http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41">National Poetry Month</a> by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1325693"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1325693.jpg" /></span>Longfellow: a rediscovered life</a> by Charles C. Calhoun</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1177817"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1177817.jpg" /></span>Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats</a> by Brenda Maddox</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1325690"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1325690.jpg" /></span>Dylan Thomas: a new life</a> by Andrew Lycett</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1110302"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1110302.jpg" /></span>From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman</a> by Philip Callow</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1535982"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1535982.jpg" /></span>Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath</a> by Paul Alexander</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1207275"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1207275.jpg" /></span>Dante</a> by R.W.B. Lewis</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1406720"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1406720.jpg" /></span>Wordsworth: a life</a> by Juliet Barker</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558655"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558655.jpg" /></span>And bid him sing: a biography of Countée Cullen</a> by Charles Molesworth</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1023804"><span class="jacket"></span>William Carlos Williams: a new world naked</a> by Paul Mariani</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1151426"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1151426.jpg" /></span>Keats</a> by Andrew Motion</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1535988"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1535988.jpg" /></span>Phillis Wheatley: biography of a genius in bondage</a> by Vincent Carretta</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1420832"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1420832.jpg" /></span>Being Shelley</a> by Ann Wroe</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1168515"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1168515.jpg" /></span>Byron—child of passion, fool of fame</a> by Benita Eisler</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1069610"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1069610.jpg" /></span>The life of Langston Hughes. Vol. 1. 1902-1941, I too, sing America</a> by Arnold Rampersad</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1129230"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1129230.jpg" /></span>Always the young strangers</a> by Carl Sandburg</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1194010"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1194010.jpg" /></span>Chaucer 1340-1400: the life and times of the first English poet</a> by Richard West</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1219350"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1219350.jpg" /></span>My wars are laid away in books: the life of Emily Dickinson</a> by Alfred Habegger</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1168310"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1168310.jpg" /></span>Robert Frost: a life</a> by Jay Parini</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1208131"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1208131.jpg" /></span>Savage beauty: the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay</a> by Nancy Milford</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1333787"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1333787.jpg" /></span>E.E. Cummings: a biography</a> by Christopher Sawyer- Lauçanno</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1177985"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1177985.jpg" /></span>T.S. Eliot: an imperfect life</a> by Lyndall Gordon</p><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1171667"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1171667.jpg" /></span>The broken tower: a life of Hart Crane</a> by Paul Mariani</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/national-poetry-month-biographies#comments Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest poets Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:41:09 +0000 SuzyQ 58291 at https://www.cantonpl.org What We're Reading: April, 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-april-2014 <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571805"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571805.jpg" /></span>The Rosie project</a> by Graeme Simsion</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580300"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580300.jpg" /></span>The game</a> by Ken Dryden ; with a foreword by Bill Simmons</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1596756"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1596756.jpg" /></span>The baby boom: how it got that way, and it wasn't my fault, and I'll never do it again</a> by P.J. O'Rourke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1546996"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1546996.jpg" /></span>Beautiful ruins: a novel</a> by Jess Walter</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1554496"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1554496.jpg" /></span>The dog stars</a> by Peter Heller</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-april-2014#comments History Sports Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Biography May We Suggest Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 68234 at https://www.cantonpl.org Look What's In Large Print: April 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-april-2014 <p>Agatha Christie's mysteries are being re-released in large print. Anna Quindlen's latest is a fictional story of about a 60 something photographer coming to terms with her life.  Extremely private throughout his career, the new Johnny Carson biography by Harry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer from 1970-1988, reveals the complexity of Mr. Carson. Elo's first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. The Cold War was warming up and President Truman saw the need to recruit European scientists to America.  He specifically stated no Nazi scientists should be recruited, <em>Operation Paperclip</em> tells what really happened.<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598721"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598721.jpg" /></span>Still life with bread crumbs [Large print]: a novel</a> by Anna Quindlen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598111"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598111.jpg" /></span>The regatta mystery, and other stories [large print]</a> by Agatha Christie</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597241"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597241.jpg" /></span>Johnny Carson [large print]</a> by Henry Bushkin</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600709"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600709.jpg" /></span>North of Boston [Large print]</a> by Elisabeth Elo</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598731"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598731.jpg" /></span>Operation Paperclip [large print]: the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America</a> by Annie Jacobsen</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-april-2014#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Books Biography Chick Lit Mystery Romance May We Suggest Nazi weaponry Nazis short stories World War II Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 68235 at https://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: April, 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-april-2014 This month's selections span the continent... <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575804"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575804.jpg" /></span>The devil's interval</a> by Linda Lee Peterson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566438"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566438.jpg" /></span>Foal play</a> by Kathryn O'Sullivan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575803"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575803.jpg" /></span>Detroit shuffle</a> by D.E. Johnson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575817"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575817.jpg" /></span>Crooked numbers</a> by Tim O'Mara<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568484"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568484.jpg" /></span>Enigma of China</a> by Qiu Xiaolong</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-april-2014#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Books Mystery May We Suggest Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 68232 at https://www.cantonpl.org National Poetry Month https://www.cantonpl.org/specialc/poetry.html Poetry can be celebrated the year-round, but especially so in April. Established in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together poets and booksellers, literary organizations and publishers to celebrate the importance of poetry and its vital place in American culture. We at the Canton Public Library would like to participate by showcasing our many poetry resources in this Special Collection. <h3>Timeless Poetry Collections</h3> <p class="book-record"></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1222094"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1222094.jpg" /></span>The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis</a> by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1234198"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1234198.jpg" /></span>The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart</a> by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1176842"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1176842.jpg" /></span>My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices</a> by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.</p> <p class="book-record"></p> <h3>All Time Great Poets</h3> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ablake+william">Blake, William</a> (1757-1827): Blake was one of the great lyric poets. His early work was in a classical style and his later work was marked by the romantic style made popular by Wordsworth and Coleridge.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/abrowning+robert+1812+1889">Browning, Robert</a> (1812-1889): Robert Browning was a English poet and dramatist, especially noted for perfecting the dramatic monologue. Although Although he did not enjoy huge popularity during his time, he is now regarded as one of the most creative poets of his time.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aburns+robert+1759">Burns, Robert</a> (1756-1796): Robert Burns was born in Scotland. Sometimes referred to as a peasant poet, Burns worked with simple concepts, but applied them across a number of forms. He wrote and published satires, scenes of rustic life, epistles to friends, epigrams and nature poems, both in a composite poetic form made up of a number of Scottish dialects and in English.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/abyron+george+gordon">Byron, George</a> (1788-1824): Byron was a romantic and satirist. At the forefront of the Romantic Movement, he had a profound influence on English literature.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aColeridge+Samuel+Taylor">Coleridge, Samuel Taylor</a> (1772-1834): English lyrical poet, critic, and philosopher, Coleridge, along with Wordsworth, was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement. The exquisite perfection of his meter, the subtle alliance of his thought and expression, and his anticipation of modern existentialism, has also gained him reputation as an authentic visionary</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/adickinson+emily+1830">Dickinson, Emily</a> (1830-1886): Dickinson's poetry reflected her loneliness and deep inner struggle as well as her recollection of inspirational moments. She and Walt Whitman, at opposite ends of the spectra of "poet" and "personality," are now regarded as the founders of a uniquely American poetic voices of the 19th century.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aeliot+T.S">Eliot, T. S.</a> (1888-1965): Elliot's poems stand out for their radical innovations in poetic technique and subject matter. His poems in many respects articulated the disillusion of a younger post-World-War-I generation with the values and convention of the Victorian era.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/akeats+john+1795">Keats, John</a> (1795-1821): One of England's greatest poets, Keats was a key element in the Romantic Movement. Known especially for his love of the country and sensuous descriptions of the beauty of nature, his poetry also resonated with deep philosophic questions.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aLongfellow+Henry">Longfellow, Henry W.</a> (1807-1882): Longfellow, an American poet and linguist, was probably the best loved of all American poets. The attraction of his poetry is its melodic quality, its spirit of optimism and faith in the goodness of life.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ade+la+mare+walter+1873+1956">Mare, Walter de la</a> (1873-1956): English poet, novelist, anthologist, and writer for children, Mare's favorite themes include childhood, fantasy, mystery and dreams often with an undercurrent of melancholy.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aplath+sylvia">Plath, Sylvia</a> (1932-1963): An American poet, Plath's poetry is intensely personal, often based on everyday experiences. Most of her work had almost an ominous style of writing filled with passiveness and fatalism.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aShakespeare+William+1564+1616">Shakespeare, William</a> (1564-1616): Shakespeare, an English poet and dramatist, is regarded as the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare used poetic and dramatic means to create unified aesthetic effects. His ability to communicate the intricacies of human nature maintains a resonance and a power to evoke emotion of the readers of all time.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ashelley+percy+bysshe+1792+1822">Shelley, Percy</a> (1792-1822): Shelley, the English lyric poet and essayist, created masterpieces of Romantic poetry. His most characteristic image is of sky and weather, of lights and fires. His poetic stance invites the reader to respond with similar outgoing aspiration.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/awhitman+walt+1819+1892">Whitman, Walt</a> (1819-1892): American poet and journalist Whitman was the first American poet to achieve a truly international reputation. He invented free verse, a new kind of poetry, full of great personal and political feeling, making use of the vigorous rhythms of both everyday speech and Bible.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aWordsworth+william">Wordsworth, William</a> (1770-1850): Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. The universal appeal of his poetry is perhaps best explained by his own words on the role of poetry what he called "the most philosophical of all writing" whose object is "truth… carried alive into the heart by passion".</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ayeats+w+b+william+butler+1865+1939">Yeats, William Butler</a> (1865-1939): Yeats, an Irish poet and dramatist, is one of the most widely read. Yeats's poetry has a unique musical quality and his verse a harbinger of magazines.</p> News Tweens Teens Adults Websites May We Suggest literature poetry Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:21:54 +0000 chitra rout 1295 at https://www.cantonpl.org Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Spring https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-spring Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home?  Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhymes are all great suggestions for a "spring" themed storytime. <br /><div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1465944"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1465944.jpg" /></span>Fletcher and the springtime blossoms</a> by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1544407"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1544407.jpg" /></span>10 hungry rabbits: counting &amp; color concepts</a> by Anita Lobel</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1565068"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565068.jpg" /></span>999 frogs wake up</a> by Ken Kimura ; illustrated by Yasunari Murakami</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1322004"><span class="jacket"></span>The second line [sound recording]: scarf activity songs</a> by Johnette Downing — Dance along and wave scarves to the track "Flitter Flutter." Don't have scarves like the ones we use at our library storytimes? Any piece of light fabric will do the trick - even a washcloth or a clean dust cloth!</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1101284"><span class="jacket"></span>Singable songs for the very young [compact disc]</a> by Raffi — Sing along to Raffi's upbeat version of "Mr. Sun."</p> </div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><strong>Rhyme: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs</strong></div><br /><div>(Tune: Are you sleeping)</div><br /><div>Big bugs, small bugs</div><div>Big bugs, small bugs</div><div>See them crawl, on the wall</div><div>Creepy creepy crawling</div><div>Creepy creepy crawling</div><div>Bugs, bugs bugs!</div><div>Bugs, bugs, bugs!</div><br /><div><strong>Rhyme: Bee Hive</strong></div><br /><div>(Put your hand in a fist and say...)</div><div>This is my bee hive, but where are the bees?</div><div>Hidden inside where nobody sees.</div><div>Soon they'll come</div><div>Creeping out of their hive</div><div>One, two, three, four, five! (Pop fingers up while counting)</div><div>Bzzzzzz! (Wiggle fingers around like bees escaping)</div><br /><div>Visit our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/youth/parents/poems/fingerplays/s-z">Poems and Fingerplays</a> page for even more fun rhymes!</div></div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/create-your-own-storytime-home-spring#comments Kids Parents Fiction Books Music/CDs May We Suggest storytime storytimes Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:35:06 +0000 Marianne 68410 at https://www.cantonpl.org If you like J. D. Robb, try... https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/if-you-j-d-robb-try If you like J. D. Robb's <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10/?searchtype=a&amp;searcharg=robb+j+d&amp;searchscope=10&amp;sortdropdown=c&amp;SORT=D&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=arobb+j+d">In Death series</a>, try these.<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520558"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1520558.jpg" /></span>Love me to death: a novel of suspense</a> by Allison Brennan — F<strong>irst book in the Lucy Kincaid series: </strong> Surviving an attack by an online predator, Lucy Kincaid wants to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she volunteers with a victim's rights group. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1470194"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1470194.jpg" /></span>Sworn to silence</a> by Linda Castillo — F<strong>irst book in the Kate Burkholder series:  </strong>Kate Burkholder grew up in idyllic Painters Mill, OH where many residents drive buggies, shun electricity, and distance themselves from the complications of modern life. The presence of a serial killer shatters the stillness of the town, leaving its citizenry terrified and on guard.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1341317"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341317.jpg" /></span>Alone</a> by Lisa Gardner — F<strong>irst book in the D.D. Warren Series: </strong> Detective D.D. Warren must investigate her fellow officer after police sniper Bobby Dodge shoots a husband who appears on the verge of murdering his wife. At the time he was sure he was doing the right thing. However, in the days that follow things don't seem as crystal clear.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1526805"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1526805.jpg" /></span>First grave on the right</a> by Darynda Jones — F<strong>irst book in the Charley Davidson series:</strong>  Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1192779"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1192779.jpg" /></span>A perfect evil</a> by Alex Kava — F<strong>irst book in the Maggie O'Dell series:</strong> A deranged killer is performing his gruesome rituals undetected in the terrified community of Platte City, Nebraska -- and all evidence points to recently executed serial killer Ronald Jeffreys. It takes the expertise of FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell to reveal that Jeffreys was convicted and executed for two murders he didn't commit and that the real killer is still on the loose.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/if-you-j-d-robb-try#comments Adults Fiction Books May We Suggest read alikes Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:18:38 +0000 daviscrl 68403 at https://www.cantonpl.org WWA Announce the 2014 Spur Award Winners https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wwa-announce-2014-spur-awards <p>A complete list of winners and finalists can be found on the <a href="http://westernwriters.org/spur-awards/">Western Writers of America </a>website.<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569338"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569338.jpg" /></span>Spider woman's daughter</a> by Anne Hillerman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572369"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572369.jpg" /></span>Shot all to hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the wild West's greatest escape</a> by Mark Lee Gardner</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571128"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571128.jpg" /></span>Light of the world</a> by James Lee Burke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568617"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568617.jpg" /></span>Crossing Purgatory</a> by Gary Schanbacher</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574328"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574328.jpg" /></span>Yosemite's songster: one coyote's story</a> by Ginger Wadsworth ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575432"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575432.jpg" /></span>Jack London: an American life</a> by Earle Labor</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575432"></a> </p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wwa-announce-2014-spur-awards#comments Adults Western May We Suggest 2014 Spur Awards Western Writers of America Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:42:38 +0000 obrienbc 68343 at https://www.cantonpl.org What We're Reading March, 2014 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-march-2014 <span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><span style="color:#000000;">If you enjoy tense thrillers try…</span></span></p><p></p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:medium;"> </span><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1541553"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1541553.jpg" /></span>Down the darkest road</a> by Tami Hoag</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1452557"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1452557.jpg" /></span>Heartless</a> by Alison Gaylin</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1505194"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1505194.jpg" /></span>Silent scream</a> by Karen Rose</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567208"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1567208.jpg" /></span>Stolen</a> by Allison Brennan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1457752"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1457752.jpg" /></span>The house on Tradd Street</a> by Karen White</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-march-2014#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Books Mystery Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:34:07 +0000 madame librarian 68230 at https://www.cantonpl.org Travel Off the Beaten Path--Paris https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/travel-beaten-path-paris <p>The library has many<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dParis+%28France%29+--+Guidebooks/dparis+france+guidebooks/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&amp;FF=dparis+france+guidebooks&amp;1%2C32%2C"> guides</a> to Paris, and they are all helpful for planning a trip to the City of Light. But these books might help you find it something a bit unusual--whether it is fashion, food, or a quiet corner.<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1563164"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1563164.jpg" /></span>Fashion insiders' guide: Paris</a> by Carole Sabas ; illustrated by Caroline Andrieu — Each entry includes a description of recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers in-the-know.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1570070"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570070.jpg" /></span>Quiet Paris</a> by Siobhan Wall — From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting places to savor the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1557264"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1557264.jpg" /></span>Paris: sketches of the city's architectural treasures — journey through Paris's urban landscape</a> by Gregory Byrne Bracken — This hand-drawn guide is filled with walking tours because walking is still the best way to get to know the old-world charm and hidden treasures of Paris.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597771"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597771.jpg" /></span>Wining &amp; Dining in Paris: 114 of the Very Best Restaurants, Wine Bars &amp; Wine Shops</a> by Herbach, Andy/ Raaum, Karl — Top restaurant picks (not just high-end gourmet, but also great meals at more moderate prices), wine bars, cafes, wine shops, cheese shops, bakeries, and even candy shops.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597773"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597773.jpg" /></span>Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City's 109 Best Restaurants</a> by Lobrano, Alexander — Having written about Paris for almost every major food and travel magazine since moving there in 1986, Lobrano shares his personal selection of the city's best restaurants, from bistros featuring the hottest young chefs to the secret spots Parisians love.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597775"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597775.jpg" /></span>The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More</a> by Wells, Patricia — An acclaimed authority on French cuisine offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1597774"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1597774.jpg" /></span>My Sweet Paris: The Top 150 Places for Dessert in Paris</a> by Mignot, Caroline — A wonderfully indulgent guide to all things sweet and delicious in Paris; from the best chocolatiers and patisseries to workshops where you can have a go yourself.</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/travel-beaten-path-paris#comments Travel Adults Non-fiction Books May We Suggest vacation Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:45:32 +0000 daviscrl 68227 at https://www.cantonpl.org March into the Madness https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1463694"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463694.jpg" /></span>When March went mad: the game that transformed basketball</a> by Seth Davis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582599"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582599.jpg" /></span>March 1939: before the madness: the story of the first NCAA Basketball Tournament champions</a> by Terry Frei</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1410024"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1410024.jpg" /><br /></span>Cinderella: inside the rise of mid-major college basketball</a> by Michael Litos</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1547233"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1547233.jpg" /></span>The Final Four</a> by Paul Volponi</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1376992"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1376992.jpg" /></span>Glory road: my story of the 1966 NCAA basketball championship and how one team triumphed against the odds and changed America forever</a> by Don Haskins ; with Daniel Wetzel</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1469699"><span class="jacket"></span>March madness [videodisc]: the greatest moments of the NCAA tournament</a></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1545283"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1545283.jpg" /></span>The big dance: the story of the NCAA basketball tournament</a> by Barry Wilner &amp; Ken Rappoport</p> <p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness#comments Sports May We Suggest Basketball March Madness NCAA Basketball Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:27:04 +0000 obrienbc 68205 at https://www.cantonpl.org