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Book Cover for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Aug 20, 2012
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell will open the fall series of the Corte Madera Library Book Club.  The discussion will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 13 at...
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Aug 15, 2012
Great news!OverDrive, our primary provider of eBooks and digital downloads such as audiobooks, has announced new social media features. From Michael Lovett OverDrive:"New versions of the...
Aug 9, 2012
Some more interest-grabbing first lines from “Lucky Day” books:“The dying actress arrived in his village the only way one could come directly—in a boat that motored into the...
Aug 6, 2012
What is a LAPPAR you say?  Well a LAPPAR is a Librarian Against Pawnee Parks and Recreation.  Parks and Recreation is a reality show on NBC with Leslie Knope as the focus.  On the...
Aug 6, 2012
A novel about teenage angst, a nonfiction peek into a secret, seamy world, and a thriller with a domestic angle    Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

This novel of adolescent...
Aug 2, 2012
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1958 film Vertigo, a psychological thriller shot  in San Francisco,  has edged out  Orson Welles’s  1941 Citizen Kane as the best movie of...
Aug 1, 2012
  Author Gore Vidal  died yesterday in Hollywood Hills, California.  In his long career, he published essays, novels, plays and screenplays.  He became well  known as a...
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Jul 31, 2012
Looking for that bestseller, but don't want to wait?  Or, maybe you've been hearing about eBooks and eReaders, and wondered what all the fuss is about?Well, now's the time to try...
Jul 30, 2012
My take on a wildly popular book, a novel about ideals gone awry, and a very weird DVD.    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Subtitled From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail....
Jul 30, 2012
Two of my favorite writers have published new novels this summer.  Alan Furst and Joseph  Kanon are somewhat similar in their subject matter and style.  Both write historical novels...