Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie.
Mesdames et messieurs, le Roi! James Patterson is number 1, 3, 4 and 5 on our July Best of BARD list: The President is Missing By Bill Clinton and James Patterson DB91164 / CL17051 A threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear […]
I love books: reading, and literacy go hand in hand with why I want to work at the library after all. But recently one of our patrons brought something to my attention, and I realized how little I have read as far as what other Americans are reading. What the patron introduced me to was PBS’s The Great American Read. […]
Wendell Berry’s collection of thematic short stories, Watch With Me DB 41335 follows the delightful life of one family in the early 1900’s in Port William, Kentucky: the gregarious farmer ‘Tol Proudfood and his wife, the no-nonsense schoolteacher Miss Minnie. Their quirks and peculiarities endear you to their characters, and the stories in the collection span over […]
I would like to dedicate this blog to Ashlee and Eric. Ashlee, I will miss your laugh and our talks on female emancipation, spirituality and weird people. Eric, I will miss your giggle too. I won’t have anyone to share my Eastern European humor with because, obviously, no one understands it. I wish you both […]
Last week, at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown and Business, we held the first session of the new Spanish bookclub Circulo de Lectores, where we discussed Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (DB 19297) is an excellent title for anyone starting off in the genre of Magical Realism. Telling the unfolding events throughout the day that led a pair of […]
Tayari Jones’s new novel (and Oprah’s newest Book Club pick) An American Marriage is perhaps one of the most masterfully written and poignant novels of the year. It tells the story that is often ignored in literature – that of the devastation wrought in so many African-American households, families and communities as its young men are […]
Everything changed in February – no more Fire and Fury, Hollywood glitz and homicide blitz… all the cool things are gone… except Alex Cross who is now number 3 on our BARD list and The People against him. This month we had some mysterious cases: a woman making dinner for her husband who then suddenly […]
The humble genre sticker makes finding things in the library ever so much easier.
For the February installment of Talking Books @ LBPH, we read Swing Time by Zadie Smith. This was the first Smith book I’ve read and initially, I was intimidated by its length: close to 500 pages. But right away the author’s conversational tone and character development captivated me. Here’s the general plot line: An unnamed […]