Today's NEW Books

Posted by on Tuesday, Apr 15, 2008 - 7:22 PM

Have you noticed the newest addition to our display tables? Stop in Monday through Friday after 1 pm and see what new books were added to the Library collection that day. Often I am asked how books are selected. A committee of fifteen reads reviews in journals like Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews every week. Then, we meet to make the selections and discuss our decisions. The order is placed and always includes other books that have been requested by Library users. When the books arrive from our vendors, they are cataloged and processed. After “revision” (a check that all the data is correct), the books go to the circulation desk to be checked in. Books with holds are put on the hold shelf and the rest go to the display table – “Today’s NEW Books” You will find a wide range of topics and genres. Our general goal is to cover all subjects of interest and all points of view. Here are some "Today’s NEW Books" on White KingTuesday April 15: The White King: a novel by Gyorgy Dragoman – an 11-year-old boy narrates…set in Romania, these interconnected stories are based on the author’s experience as a member of the Hungarian minority in the totalitarian state that was his home…the joys and humiliations of growing up… a child’s-eye view in riveting prose. That Little Something: Poems by Charles Simic – The nineteenth collection of our current Poet Laureate…”the strange interplay between reality and imagination….” Mistress of the Revolution: a novel by Catherine Delors – a love story set in turbulent Revolutionary France at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. (Read it to set the scene for an author talk at the Library on Monday April 28 at noon, when Susan Nagel speaks on her book Marie-Therese: Child of Terror:the Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter.) Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater by William F. Buckley, Jr. – key episodes from the history of the conservative movement and the presidential campaign of a political visionary…the poignant "Acknowledgments" was written a short time before Buckley’s death. (John Dean & Barry Goldwater, Jr. have created another biography of the conservative movement’s standard bearer- based on Goldwater’s journals and letters, Pure Goldwater has been ordered.)

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