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Book Hunters in Brief #49: Feasts!

Don't get us wrong, Book Hunters believe in the importance...nay, the sanctity of tradition, but if you backed us into a corner we would reluctantly admit that, after so many years, some of the luster has worn off Aunt Freda's green bean casserole. So this year, we're going to shake things up a bit. If you are of like mind, Book Hunters recommend any one of these festive cookbooks.

Poet Spotlight: Louise Gluck -- 2014 National Book Award Winner!

Cover Art: Faithful and Virtuous NightThis year’s prestigious National Book Award has been awarded to Louise Gluck for her latest collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night. Last night’s award joins an already long list of accolades for Gluck including the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, the Pulitzer in 1993, and the Bollingen Prize in 2001. Her career as a published poet has spanned nearly half a century, and in 2003 she served as U.S. Poet Laureate. You can already find her name printed in most anthologies of contemporary American poetry, and her latest work promises evolution of thought and form while still encircling familiar themes of existentialism, renewal, and their relationship to art.

National Book Award Winners Announced!

The National Book Foundation held its 2014 award ceremony on November 19th. Find the winner of your favorite category and take it home with you today!

FICTION

Redeployment, Phil Klay

Is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Next For HBO?

foundationIt looks like The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov may be the next big book to TV show on HBO.  Soon you could be watching an episode of Game of Thrones followed by a Seldon Crisis.

All Things DIY

Easy Fixes for Everyday ThingsSomething just broke at home this weekend, didn't it?  Maybe just a little scratch?  Maybe you should go buy a banana to fix it.  Wonder why?  Check out Easy Fixes for Everyday Things from the Reader's Digest Association.  

Book Club, Friday, November 21, @ 2 pm

The public is invited to join in a discussion of The Aviator's Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Christmas bookTitle to be discussed: children's Christmas picture books.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 pm.  We will share a variety of children's Christmas picture books and compare them with the classic versions. 

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Iron Lake

cover of Iron Lake

 

A customer was checking out some books the other day by William Kent Krueger and she was telling me that she loves his books. She had been eagerly awaiting his newest work and she encouraged me to read them. So I started to investigate him. He writes novels set in rural Minnesota and the stories often involve regional history and the local Native American tribes. The first in the series is Iron Lake. Have any of you read his books? If so, what did you think?

 

Best of 2014

Shield of WinterThe end of the year is upon us, and that means annual best of lists are being released.  Although Publishers Weekly’s list was interesting, my favorite list (like Linda before me, as she wrote in this blog

Book Hunters in Brief #48: The Hunger Games

As fictional heroines go, Katniss Everdeen is as tough, smart and resilient as they come. No doubt about it. But there are plenty of other heinie-kicking heroines out there, just as Panem isn't the only chillingly dystopian society in the YA aisle. This week, in honor of the coming premiere of Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,  (November 21) Book Hunters offers a few Hunger Games readalikes for when you're hankering for some more savory reads.

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