Posted in Books | November 14, 2019
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was longlisted for the National Book Award in fiction in 2017. This year, she returns with a second novel, The Revisioners, which, like her first, is set in the South, where she’s from. She never expected the…
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Posted in Books | November 1, 2019
Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest abolitionists, known for his powerful oratory. David W. Blight, author of a new biography of Douglass and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will visit Flushing Library on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm. Register for his talk at davidwblight.…
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Posted in Books | November 1, 2019
The National Book Awards finalists have been announced—how many can you read before the winners are announced on November 20? Five finalists have been chosen in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature. Discover…
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Posted in Books | October 30, 2019
For Newbery Medal recipient Erin Entrada Kelly, reading isn’t only entertainment or a diversion. It literally saved her life. The author explains that she has suffered from chronic depression her entire life: “Without books, I would have felt so much more alone than I already…
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Posted in Books | October 17, 2019
We asked our librarians to tell us their favorite horror books. Here are their suggestions: “These kids’ books are pretty good and worth giving a try, whether you're an actual kid or just an adult who likes happy endings. Coraline by Neil Gaiman is a great mix of creepy…
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