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"A master of mood and atmosphere” ( New York Times ), Colin Harrison is the author of six thrillers, including Manhattan Nocturne , The Havana Room , and his latest, The Finder , a tale… continue reading Take Five with . . . Colin Harrison

By written by Communications Office    May 12, 2008    2

Charles Bock’s debut novel, Beautiful Children, is a sweeping portrait of a depraved Las Vegas--from the bland misery of the suburbs to the explosive and exploitative sex industry--through… continue reading Take Five with . . . Charles Bock

By written by Communications Office    May 9, 2008    1

Veronica Chambers has written and edited for national magazines for 12 years. Her memoir Mama’s Girl was deemed “extraordinary” by People magazine and named a Best Book for Young… continue reading Take Five with . . . Veronica Chambers

By written by Communications Office    May 7, 2008   

Belong to Me is Marisa de los Santos’s follow-up to her New York Times bestselling novel Love Walked In . With a focus on what happens when leaps of faith and twists of fate collide with… continue reading Take Five with . . . Marisa de los Santos

By written by Communications Office    May 5, 2008   

A native of the Scottish Highlands, Margot Livesey‘s thoughtful fiction showcases a keen wit and a wise heart. Her forthcoming novel,  The House on Fortune Street , explores multiple… continue reading Take Five with . . . Margot Livesey

By written by Communications Office    May 2, 2008    2

According to Michael Kanellos, writing for the CNET News Green Tech Blog , “The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and parent company Xerox are experimenting with a type of paper and a… continue reading Energy-Saving Disappearing Ink for a Not-Quite-Paperless Future

By written by Communications Office    May 1, 2008   

Gregory Maguire writes novels in which classic villains turn out to be heroes--and supposed heroes disappoint. In Wicked , his bestselling novel and basis for the smash Broadway musical of the… continue reading Take Five with . . . Gregory Maguire

By written by Communications Office    April 28, 2008   

The Free Library's website has a new RSS feature--customizable catalog search feeds. To check it out, perform a search in the Library's catalog interface by entering terms in the Find box on… continue reading Customizable Catalog Searches for Your Aggregator

By written by Communications Office    April 25, 2008   

It looks like  The Original of Laura , the novel that Vladimir Nabokov was working on at the time of his death, will soon be published. As Kate Connolly of the Guardian 's books… continue reading Laura Forthcoming

By written by Communications Office    April 23, 2008   

On Friday , April 25 , from  12:00 to 6:00 p.m. , and Saturday and Sunday ,  April 26  and 27 , from  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. , the Friends of the Free Library will… continue reading Get Ready for the Friends' Big Book Sale

By written by Communications Office    April 21, 2008   

According to Scottish newspaper the Sunday Herald , a Strathclyde University professor of applied chemistry is working with British Library staff to devise a machine that will be able to… continue reading Like When the Library of Alexandria Burned Down, But Slower

By written by Communications Office    April 16, 2008   

Anne Perry is the author of several bestselling mystery novels featuring famed protagonists Inspector William Monk and Special Services Detective Thomas Pitt. Buckingham Palace Gardens is her… continue reading Take Five with . . . Anne Perry

By written by Communications Office    April 9, 2008    10

Yesterday Libby Rosof of roberta fallon and libby rosof's artblog posted a piece on the When Photography and Printmaking Collide exhibition currently on view in the Parkway Central Library’s… continue reading Aesthetic Collisions

By written by Communications Office    April 7, 2008   

Quite possibly, says Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and chair of the London-based Society of Authors . A recent piece in the Times quotes her as saying that the traditional… continue reading Will Internet Book Piracy Drive Authors to Stop Writing?

By written by Communications Office    April 4, 2008   

"In all the years that I've been writing--15 years now--there's only one genre that's really debuted in the New York Times Book Review , and that's the graphic novel," says author Jodi… continue reading More Writers Drawn to Comics

By written by Communications Office    April 2, 2008   

For his 2003 novel, I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company , Brian Hall won acclaim for the way he used the intimate voice of fiction to capture the half-hidden personal stories of the Lewis… continue reading Take Five with . . . Brian Hall

By written by Communications Office    March 31, 2008   

According to the New York Times , "A series of announcements from publishers across the globe in the last few weeks suggests that the long migration to the Internet has picked up pace, and… continue reading Dead Tomes Walking?

By written by Communications Office    March 28, 2008   

The Pennsylvania Primary is nearly upon us. On April 22, 2008, Pennsylvania voters in the Democratic Primary may help determine the party’s nominee for President. To further prepare for… continue reading Get Primed for the Primary

By written by Communications Office    March 26, 2008   

LibraryThing isn't the only social-networking website aimed at booklovers. There's also  Goodreads , Shelfari , aNobii , and BookJetty , among others. "Think of it as Facebook or MySpace… continue reading Bookish Social Networking

By written by Communications Office    March 24, 2008   

The Print and Picture Collection's annual Robert F. Looney Memorial Event is coming up on Saturday , March 29 , at the Central Library. This year’s program features a discussion on the State… continue reading The State of the Visual Arts

By written by Communications Office    March 19, 2008    1