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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel When you pick up Station Eleven and start reading, I hope you have set aside enough hours and plan to read through the night. A pandemic has destroyed all but 1% of the world’s population in a matter of days. ...
If you're like me, a sucker for singer-songwriters, check out this album from Australian artist Vance Joy.  His single "Riptide" got good airplay earlier this year, and the album (his first) is a great follow-up. Click the album cover to borrow...

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We are sad to note the passing this week of Ben Bradlee, the revered and longtime editor of The Washington Post.  He was 93.  Under Bradlee's leadership, The Washington Post earned its reputation as one of the country's premier newspapers w...
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so good that I just did not want to put down. Ian McEwan’s newest novel, The Children Act, has everything I love in a book----great characters, exquisite writing and, a real plus -- words I had to look up!...
Like many of us, Lev Grossman grew up reading the Narnia Chronicles by C. S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. He’s also a big Dungeons and Dragons fan and continues to read Ursula LeGuin, Susanna Clark and, of course, J. K. Rowling. ...