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Jennifer Egan author of Manhattan Beach

A guide to discuss “Manhattan Beach”

May 9, 2018

Summer reading is around the corner and we’ve got your next pick for book club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Scribner), which won the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. From New York mobsters to the first…

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Sara Paretsky

Writers in an age of rage, lies and willful stupidity

May 8, 2018

Acclaimed author Sara Paretsky was the featured speaker at the reception honoring the winners of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction in Chicago last June. Her speech, reprinted in Booklist’s May issue, includes a…

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Dr. Plummer Alston Jones Jr.

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones, Jr. wins genealogical history award

May 1, 2018

Dr. Plummer Alston Jones, Jr., professor of library science at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section’s Genealogy / History Achievement Award, sponsored by…

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Kurt Munson named 2018 Distinguished ILL Librarian

May 1, 2018

Kurt Munson, Assistant Head of Access Services at Northwestern University Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Sharing and Transforming Resources Section’s (STARS) Virginia Boucher Distinguished ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Librarian Award, sponsored by OCLC. The award consists…

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5 years of notable book poetry selections

Winning titles to enjoy for poetry month

April 26, 2018

In celebration of poetry month, consider one of the following Notable Books Lists winning titles from the past five years for your next poetry read. “I Know Your Kind” by William Brewer. Milkweed Editions. Set in small town Appalachia, this…

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