Oct 20, 2014
The National Book Foundation has named 5 finalists in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.  Winners of the  65th annual National Book...
Oct 20, 2014
This installment: flawed but lovable characters; a dark, humorous memoir; creepy survivalist nonfiction; a memoir of lost and found; an update on the Commitments; and domestic life in medieval...
The Goldfinch
Oct 17, 2014
Explore Marin County Library's eBook PlatformsSome very popular titles are available to download with no waitlist.Right now, get The Goldfinch on Axis360. The best way is to log into...
Oct 13, 2014
This installment: nonfiction medical/romantic drama; a mystery based in Russia; and novels: an architectural marvel during WWII in Czechoslovakia; a family mess (a specialty of mine…); a...
Sep 29, 2014
This installment: monkey business in the Middle Ages; a popular novel of Silicon Valley mentality carried into the future; a boy, an accident, and a terribly tweaked worldview; a food themed novel...
Sep 22, 2014
This installment: original, obscure Swedish films; a compelling teen novel on CD; haunting short stories; Iceland in the 1800s; Weldon’s sly British satire; and a funny New Zealand novel....
Sep 15, 2014
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 shortlist has been revealed.  The list includes writers from Britain, the United States and Australia.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday,...
Sep 15, 2014
This installment: an intriguing blockbuster; Mormons in the field; personal, magical essays; more personal essays like a good friend’s confidences; a fierce musical education (non-fiction);...
Sep 8, 2014
This installment: novels—a father-daughter search for a missing friend; Chinese courtesans from Shanghai to SF in the early 1900’s; vernacular short stories; an absorbing but easy-to-...
Sep 2, 2014
This installment: the joys of choral singing; my take on a big best-seller; the CD and movie versions of a challenging novel;  the CD version of an old favorite; a hot mess of a book (but good...