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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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My teacher was telling our class that there was a time when women couldn’t even vote. I can’t believe girls put up with that. My teacher said I should learn more about women’s history and feminism. Can you show me some books?

Yes! We have books on women’s history, current day gender inequality and all the waves of feminism!  A good place to start is The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present by Christine Stansell, which gives a chronological history of the feminist … Continue reading

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At the Library, you’re surrounded by some of the best fiction ever written. Do you have any favorites you like to recommend?

Staff of the Humanities Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library carefully tend one of the largest fiction collections in the country.  We’re often asked for our personal favorites.  Here they are: The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy. Picked by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Double Bind by Christopher A. Bohjalian

“Double bind: A psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made.” — Merriam Webster online. “The Double bind occurs when the person cannot confront the inherent dilemma, … Continue reading

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So Here Are MY Best of 2014….

End of another year: hence the parade of “Best” lists in every category. Well, I hereby join that parade with a very selective recounting—-in no particular order, except for my “grand prize winner”—of some of the finest books I was … Continue reading

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