Great Reads

Check Out the National Book Award Finalists

Looking for a good book to read?  These 2014 National Book Award Finalists might be just what you're looking for.






Young People's Literature:

For more information about the finalists and the longlist, visit the National Book Foundation.


Readers' Round Table Picks!

Take a look at what your fellow book lovers have been reading and talking about at the Reader's Round Table:

We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Enon by Paul Harding

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

Jaguar’s Children by John Caillant

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective by Pat Head Summitt and Sally Jenkins

The Secret of Raven Point by Jennifer Vanderbes

Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I by James Carl Nelson

I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin

American Mirror: The Life and Art of Normal Rockwell by Deborah Solomon


Be sure to come and share your favorite reads at our next meeting on September 30th at 2pm. Meet fellow bibliophiles, chat about books and take home an Advanced Reading Copy on us!




International Literary Award 2014 Shortlist

Ten books from around the world have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  Over a hundred libraries in 39 countries participated in nominating books for the 2014 award.

The winner will receive a €100,000 prize.

The shortlist is:

  1. The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer.
  2. Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian)
  3. Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel)
  4. A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett.
  5. Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher.
  6. Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia.
  7. The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish)
  8. The Spinning Heart  by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel)
  9. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
  10. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean.

To learn more about this award and nominated books, visit





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