Thursday, February 26, 2009

PEN/Faulkner Award

Joseph O'Neill has won the 2009 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Netherland. The Pen/Faulkner Award honors the best works of fiction by American citizens. Previous winners include Kate Christensen, Philip Roth, John Updike, Ann Patchett, Ha Jin, and E. Annie Proulx.

Netherland is available at PCLS.

For more information about the award, including previous winners and finalists, visit the Pen/Faulkner Foundation website.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Boonsboro Inn

Prolific author Nora Roberts recently opened her literary-themed bed-and-breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland. Guests can stay in rooms modeled after classic and modern literary couples, including Elizabeth and Darcy (from Pride and Prejudice) and Eve and Rourke (from the In Death series). For more information, visit the Inn's website.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tournament of Books

The Morning News 2009 Tournament of Books is set to begin Monday, March 9.

Brackets is offering 30% off all tournament titles.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spotlight on Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, has a new memoir. The new book, Things I've Been Silent About, is a memoir of her family. You can listen to Nafisi discussing her new book and read the first chapter at NPR.

Things I've Been Silent About is available at PCLS.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Edgar Awards

Last month the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominations for the Edgar Awards. The awards, named after Edgar Allan Poe, honor the best in mystery writing.

The nominees for Best Novel are:

Missing by Karin Alvtegen
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
The Price of Blood by Declan Hughes
The Night Following by Morgan Joss
Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz

The awards will be presented on April 30, 2009.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

March Releases

Place your holds on these upcoming March titles:

Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue (3/3)
Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross (3/3)
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (3/3)
Honolulu by Alan Brennert (3/3)
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (3/3)
Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins (3/3)
Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (3/3)
Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton(3/3)
Corsair by Clive Cussler (3/10)
Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White (3/10)
The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even the Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky (3/10)
Fault Line by Barry Eisler (3/10)
Life Sentences by Laura Lippman (3/10)
Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz (3/10)
The Dark Volume by Gordon Dahlquist (3/24)
The Long Fall by Walter Mosley (3/24)
Pursuit by Karen Robards (3/24)
True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman (3/24)
Cloris by Cloris Leachman (3/31)
Long Lost by Harlan Coben (3/31)
Malice by Lisa Jackson (3/31)