Saturday, June 27, 2009

Book TV

Here are some highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

The Media Relations Department of Hezbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday by Neil MacFarquhar

Reagan's Secret War: The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World From Nuclear Disaster by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson

By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham

Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy by Barry Ritholz

New York Times Best Sellers

Check out the most recent New York Times best sellers lists.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hudson Library Book Discussion

"In the early 1900s, married architect Frank Lloyd Wright eloped to Europe with the wife of one of his clients. The scandal rocked the suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. Years later, Mamah Cheney, the other half of the scandalous couple, was brutally murdered at Wright's Talliesen retreat. Horan blends fact and fiction to try to make the century-old scandal relevant to modern readers. The novel has something for everyone—a romance, a history of architecture, and a philosophical and political debate on the role of women." (from Booklist)

Join us next Thursday at the Hudson Library for a lively discussion of Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Copies of the book are available at the Reserves Desk. Please contact the library at 861-3040 for more information.

Time & Date: Thursday, July 2 @ 1:00 pm
Location: Hudson Library Conference Room

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Book TV

Here are some highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano

Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem by Jay W. Richards

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler, M.D.

One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy by David Horowitz

Driving Like Crazy: Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending by P.J. O'Rourke

American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella

Nancy Pearl's Summer Picks

Nancy Pearl, of Book Lust fame, shares her picks for the summer's best books with NPR. Click here to listen to Pearl discuss the books.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oprah's Books of Summer

Check out Oprah's O Magazine Books of Summer.

PCLS has the following titles from the list:

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment
Yes, My Darling Daughter by Margaret Leroy
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich
What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure
Columbine by Dave Cullen
The Glister by John Burnside
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
Stormy Weather by James Gavin
One D.O.A., One on the Way by Mary Robison
Lime Tree Can't Bear Orange by Amanda Smyth

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Girls of Summer

From the New York Times, The Girls of Summer.

Some of the highlights from the list include:

Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Queen Takes a King by Gigi Levangie Grazer

Trouble by Kate Christensen

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Hothouse Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin

Summer House by Nancy Thayer

Dune Road by Jane Green

More Summer Reading Recommendations!

Here's another list of summer books, this time from the Los Angeles Times.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Indie Next List

Check out some of the recommendations from independent bookstores in the June Indie Next List.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Literary Tearjerkers

From The Independent, Top Ten Literary Tearjearkers.

Author Event

Lisa Unger will be at the Barnes & Noble in Clearwater on Sunday, June 14 to sign her new book Die for You. For more information about the event click here.

Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble Clearwater

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Orange Prize Winner

Marilynne Robinson has been awarded the 2009 Orange Prize for her novel Home. Robinson's other novels include Housekeeping and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. For more information about this year's winner click here.

July Releases

Place your holds now on these upcoming July releases:

Black Hills by Nora Roberts
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
The Devil's Company by David Liss
Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
In the Valley of Ancient Rain Gods by James Lee Burke
Sweet Mary by Liz Balmaseda
Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold
Ravens by George Dawes Green
The Defector by Daniel Silva
Fire and Ice by J.A. Jance
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman
Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Dying for Mercy by Mary Jane Clark
Unconditionally Single by Mary B. Morrison
Hot Pursuit by Suzanne Brockmann