August 2 American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst By Jeffrey Toobin On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story… Continue reading Upcoming Releases – Early August 2016 (August 1st – 15th)
Talk about a full list! This summer is rife with great new titles coming out!! July 5th The Lost & Found LOST Frannie and Louis met online when they were both little and have been pen pals ever since. They have never met face-to-face, and they don’t know each other’s real names. All… Continue reading Upcoming Releases – Early July 2016 (July 1st – July 15th)
June 7th Rich and Pretty By Rumaan Alam As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works… Continue reading Upcoming Releases – Early June 2016 (June 1st – June 15th)
February 2nd Stars Above By Marissa Meyer The enchantment continues. . . . The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories - and secrets - that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter… Continue reading Upcoming Releases – Early February 2016 (Feb 1st – 15th)
Well, because I'm a feminist. Actually, it really isn't that simple. Let me start from the beginning. I was raised for the first thirteen years of my life by a single (as in unmarried but dating) mother who instilled in me a profound love of reading and books. This same mother encouraged me to be… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf – Why I Joined Emma Watson’s Feminist Book Club
Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch. What do the books say, he wonders. Oh, to scratch that itch, eh? Summary: Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2015 – Day Two – September 28th
On February 3rd, 2015 Harper Publisher, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced that Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, will be publishing a new book on July 14, 2015. The book, titled Go Set a Watchman, is Lee's second novel and will be a sequel to the beloved classic that is… Continue reading Scout is back – The cover of Harper Lee’s eagerly-awaited sequel is released!