Blog posts tagged "fiction"

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May. 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm
I know there are a lot of people out there that will question, Bird Box is a book? The answer is yes, and, as a completely proud book nerd, I almost always prefer the book to any movie. With that being said, I have not seen the film adapation. Considering the amount of language in the movie versus...
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May. 20, 2019 - 12:41 pm
As the last days of school slowly tick down, parents and teens alike are wondering: What are we going to do this summer? As a librarian and an author, I'm happy to shout: read YA!  In case you weren't aware, YA (short for young adult) literature has experienced a massive explosion of popularity in...
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Dec. 27, 2018 - 11:58 am
Take note:  Kate Morton’s new novel, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, is worthy of your time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, appreciating how Morton once again blends history, mystery and romance while creating a compelling narrative. In truth, while I just finished this novel, it’s not yet finished...
Lyme Regis, England
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Feb. 22, 2018 - 1:49 pm
Scotland was the beginning for me. I chose to read Susanna Kearsley’s The Winter Sea, a novel set in Scotland, seeking time in this specific place. Kearsley locates her characters mostly on Scotland’s northeastern coastline, with some of them living during the 18th century and others in the 20th...
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Annihilation by Vandermeer
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Apr. 16, 2017 - 11:21 am
What can literature do to help solve the world's problems? This question surrounds a new genre of fiction that's been "heating up" the literary scene. Viewed by some as a subgenre of sci-fi and by others as a new genre in its own right, "cli-fi" is the term being used to describe the slate of...
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Mar. 11, 2017 - 4:39 pm
This is a small book that packs a big punch. One of the most impactful books I have read this year is A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli. This book follows a single meal between three German soliders, a Polish man and a Jew during the harsh Polish winter set against the backdrop of World War II...
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Apr. 16, 2016 - 1:34 pm
One of the year’s most anticipated new TV series is The Night Manager, which began airing April 19th on AMC. Already a hit in England, where it garnered critical acclaim and social media buzz, The Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), a former British soldier recruited by British...
Fan Fiction Grand Prize Winner Hannah C.
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Oct. 24, 2015 - 11:33 am
Anythink York Street recently held a fan fiction writing contest that challenged teens to write an original story based on their favorite book, movie or TV show characters. There were nine entries, and each was outstanding. We are very proud of all our participants! After all was written and read,...
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Jul. 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm
I have never been a big fan of surprises. However, some of the best surprises come from the least expected places. As a college student, I was assigned to read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe in my Africa studies class. As I looked at the small novel sitting in my hands I expected to read a dry...
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Dec. 30, 2014 - 1:30 pm
“The day after I was born my parents named me Resolute. Pa said it gave me an aspect of solemnity and perseverance, which are pretty things for a child with a sanguine humor. It was a good name for a girl, Ma always added, and there was nothing wrong with a girl being confident and ruddy. A boy...

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