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The Weekly Waitlist: October 18, 2020

What to read while you wait for My Own Words, Solutions and Other Problems, Fifty Word for Rain, Our Malady, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor.

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Celebrate Black Voices In the Culinary Arts!

Celebrate great food, family, love, and culture with these books by Black chefs.

Introducing the 2020 MacArthur Fellows

The program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, & professional inclinations.

Honoring the Dead: Mexico's Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. Learn how it started and the traditions that make it unique.

Robin Talley suggests...

Robin Talley will headline our Annual LGBTQ+ Author Talk on October 24, 2020. We asked her to recommend some books she's enjoyed.

The Weekly Waitlist: October 18, 2020

What to read while you wait for My Own Words, Solutions and Other Problems, Fifty Word for Rain, Our Malady, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor.

If you love The Walking Dead

Things have gone seriously downhill for the human race in these sometimes grim, often gruesome apocalyptic horror novels.

Cy Clopedia's Creative Nonfiction Finds

Creative nonfiction–essays, poetry, memoir, narrative journalist, nature, travel–satisfies my craving for dramatic and compelling stories.
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I want to review the whole series here because I stayed up way too late last night finishing it. This is mytho-historical fiction set in late 1300's Russia.…

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Short Stories by Black Authors

If you are looking for a short story, try one of these collections from a different time or place, set in the future or in the here and now.

Good riddance, 2020!

Ok, 2020, we're done with you. Here are some of the things humanity is looking forward to. Take note, 2021. We're all counting on you!

2020 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction

The Nonfiction "longlist" for the 2020 National Book Awards! This year's digital ceremony will be held on November 18, 2020.

Poet Louise Glück awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

She is the first American to win the prestigious award since Bob Dylan was honored in 2016. Read her poetry in our collection.

What do you really know about Christopher Columbus?

If you are interested in learning a more complete history of the man and his era, here are some books for you.

Calico, Calamity and Courage

In the face of unimaginable hardship & calamity, these unforgettable women showed incredible grit & courage on the early American frontiers.
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