Until I found poetry…

Growing up, reading never interested me. Until I found poetry, which saved my life. It gave me hope. I came across Erika L. Sánchez’s poetry book Lessons on Expulsion through one of my coworkers at the Mission Library who happens to help coordinate the authors at the Library’s Nuestras Raíces stage at the Tucson Festival…
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Crime Scene: Scandinavia Suggestions

Send your book question to What Do I Read Next? our new personalized advice column for book lovers. Let the Ravenous Readers—our readers' advisory professionals—send some reading love your way! We'll personally respond to each question we receive. And, every Friday, we'll pick one question we've had more than the usual amount of fun answering and publish it right…
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Dangerous, Living in Your Own Mind: Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

Since its publication in 1992, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History has gone on to become an international bestseller and a cult classic. Tartt herself has since published two other books, both of which have met critical acclaim and success, one of them (remember The Goldfinch?) even winning the famed and hugely prestigious Pulitzer Prize. What is…
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Stephen King – 13 Favorites

I have always liked scary stories.  Television shows such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits would captivate me and cause my heart to race – and make my siblings flee the room in terror!  Late night showings of classic horror films like The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein were certain to leave me…
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Living Under Hitler’s Roof: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, reviewed

Right after World War I ended, when people were still recovering, Pierrot Fischer, who was German and French, was thrown into a new unexpected life situation which left him at odds with his family. His father had died when Pierrot was four, so when his mother died, he was sent to an orphanage. From there…
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Website and Catalog Tip of the Week: While You Wait

Tired of waiting for months for bestsellers? Don't want to be 300th on the hold list for that new DVD? Find readalikes to get instant gratification, and try out power user secrets for getting popular stuff faster. While You Wait Suggestions When you search our catalog, in your search results, right under some popular books, you'll notice a little…
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Fighting the Fight for Diversity!

Diversity in literature has evolved to represent modern society.   We want our characters, and especially our heroes to reflect society yet remain the positive role models we admire and wish to emulate.  Fortunately there are many authors providing readers with stories that incorporate a myriad of themes to reflect our ever changing world. Authors Beth…
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