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The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

It's Overdrive Big Library Read time! This season's Big Library Read is The Other Einstein, Marie Bendicit’s incredible story of Mitza Maric, the first wife of Albert Einstein. Bendicit offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose contribution to the ...read more

Reviewed by Beth - Central on
June 14, 2017 | 0 comments
Big Library Read Vote to help choose the next Overdrive Big Library Read (BLR)! They're focusing on adult literary/general fiction this time around. Cast your vote now through April 27th. The winning title will be used in the next BLR, which will happen June 12th-26th.   Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program that connects millions of readers around the world ...read more

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April 20, 2017 | 0 comments
A review of News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The lives of a 10-year-old girl kidnapped by the Kiowa and a 71-year-old veteran of three wars intersect in this novel of the late 1800s. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has lived through the War of 1812, President Tyler's War with Mexico and the Civil War. Now in his golden years, he travels Texas reading to local townspeople from the Boston Globe, New York Tribune, National Inquirer and other papers about the happenings of the day, the news of the world.   When we meet ...read more

Reviewed by Beth - Central on
April 3, 2017 | 0 comments
Reading List for Fans I’m not usually a big fan of TV series, but "Stranger Things" hooked me and wouldn’t let go. It was a time-bending, mind-bending roller-coaster fun ride. Around mid series I found myself wanting to reread Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. If you haven’t yet seen the summer hit, or just can’t wait for Season 2, consider checking out a few of these titles with a "Stranger Things" vibe.  ...read more

Reviewed by Beth - Central on
August 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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A review of The Author's Voice podcast by The New Yorker Spring has sprung, and with it a new podcast of short fiction stories from the New Yorker called The Author's Voice. While spring is arriving in fits and starts, The Author's Voice hits the ground running with stories from Zadie Smith, Michael Cunningham and Tom Hanks. My favorite so far is a piece by Ian McEwan titled "My Purple Scented Novel". McEwan ...read more

Reviewed by Beth - Central on
May 18, 2016 | 0 comments