Jane Austen’s novels continue to inspire authors more than 200 years after they were penned. The popular and prolific Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series and the 44 Scotland Street series) is wr...

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Why read the classics? "...a classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." (Italo Calvino) Last week, the library’s Classics Book Club discussed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a book that about half of the group, myself included,...
You’re on the reserve list for Personal by Lee Child. You’re waiting patiently for an email or phone call that your copy is ready to pick up but you need a book in your hands right now. And you’re in the mood for a thriller. Even though Lee Child’s c...

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 Election Day 2014 is now history!  There was certainly no lack of excitement in the mid-term elections, with control of the U.S. Senate in play and many races for state offices going down to the wire.  It isn't over yet, with run-off ...
  Station Eleven is one of those books that you can’t just read; you have to talk about it. Right away. In fact, that’s the reason I picked it up when I did – a friend had just finished it and told me I had to dive in, just so we could discuss ...