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The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Juno Diaz

My Five Star Friday recommendation, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a coming of age story, a family saga, historical fiction, and an examination of contemporary American life. 1,103 more words

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Rave Reviews

Rave reviews is a new series we are kicking off to share books we have really enjoyed with you!  Check us out each month as we add new reviews from different children’s staff here at MPL.   270 more words


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Full title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Intense memoir of J.D. Vance’s childhood and eventual rise. It reminded me of… 724 more words

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100 Must-Read YA Books With Little Or No Romance

Looking for a YA book where romance takes a backseat? Here are 100 must-read YA books with little or no romance.

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And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer

Publisher Summary:  The New York Times-bestselling author returns with a new powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives. 688 more words

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Join Us for Book Lover's Day!

Book Lover’s Day is fast approaching!

We will be talking about our best loved books of this past year, along with having a delicious lunch.  Please attend for your chance to win one of three book prize packs!


Top Ten Historical Fiction

September kind of got away from me. September is always a busy month during which I think I’ll have more time than I do have, but this year, thanks to two bouts of stomach flu, I pretty much missed half of it entirely. 570 more words