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Black History Month: Our Book Picks By: Donna Lefeber February is Black History Month and it is a good time to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of black authors.  Recently, many authors – both established and rising new talents - have received prestigious book awards and prizes....

Uncommon Type By: Tom Hanks America’s favorite movie star (according to a People Magazine survey) has become an author.  Turns out, Tom Hanks is not “just a pretty good writer – for an actor,” but he demonstrates real talent in this field of artistic expression.  Uncommon Type...

Girl in Disguise By: Greer MacAllister Girl in Disguise is an historical novel set in the 1850s and 1860s that tells the story of Kate Warne, the real-life first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Agency in Chicago.  Kate is a widow and needs a job, and...

Gentleman in Moscow By: Amor Towles In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel for writing a poem that is determined by a Bolshevik tribunal to be subversive.  But, in spite of his imprisonment, the Count goes on to live a...

News of the World By: Paulette Jiles News of the World is set in Texas in the 1870s, and the story will bring to mind such western classics as True Grit and The Searchers. Captain Jefferson Kidd is a 70-year old veteran of two wars. Widowed, his...

Snapper By: Brian Kimberling Nathan Lochmueller has a love/hate relationship with his Indiana home: He says:  “Vermont also has moose and mountains and other natural glories…But they don’t—can’t—call my name the way Indiana woodland used to; the Ohio and Wabash River have a way with words that our local...

A Man Called Ove By: Fredrik Backman This is the story of a grumpy old Swedish man who is retired from his job, is mourning the death of his spouse, and who is trying to commit suicide. Now, before you say that this is all too depressing and...

A Spool of Blue Thread By Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread is Anne Tyler’s 20th novel, and, as with most of her works, it centers on family life in and around Baltimore. She tells the story of the Whitshanks, who “like most families…imagined they were special.”...

The Imperfectionists By: Tom Rachman Set in Rome, Tom Rachman’s debut novel follows the private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper which was founded in the 1950's by an eccentric American businessman and millionaire, Cyrus Ott. By 2004, the fate...

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