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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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