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We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas Eileen Tumulty’s upbringing in Queens in the ‘40s was dominated by playing caretaker to her drinking Irish parents. She dreams of a better life and thinks she finds it when she marries Ed Leary, a research scie...

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Spoon's eighth album is an immediate grabber on par with the group's best work to date. -Rolling Stone Click the album cover to borrow the album and listen (commercial free) right now with your library card using our hoopla eLibrary service!

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Jane Smiley’s new story about an ordinary Iowa farm family makes for an extraordinary novel spanning three decades, from post-World War I into the 1950s. Smiley, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for her Iowa farm family story, A Thousand Acres, r...

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Before the political dynasties created by the Kennedy, Bush, and Clinton families, we had the Roosevelts.  Celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is earning rave reviews for his newest PBS series The Roosevelts: An Intmate History.  Air...
Haruki Murakami examines how scars from one’s youth can still cause crippling pain as a grownup in his  profound novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.  Tsukuru Tazaki has a successful career designing train stations...