Award Winning / Bartlett Reads / Book Club Books / Carol / Friday Afternoon / Literary Fiction

On Rereading

For true bibliomaniacs, “So many books, so little time,” is not a catch-phrase, but rather a cry of agony. That being said, why would anyone choose to reread a title (classics notwithstanding) when so many undiscovered gems are awaiting us? In the library world sometimes it is required and that is how I found myself … Continue reading

Award Winning / Lisa / Literary Fiction

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah opens with Ifemelu, living near the Princeton campus, planning to return to Nigeria. Over in Nigeria there is Obinze, Ifemelu’s high school and college boyfriend, who is currently married and doing quite well for himself. The story jumps back and forth between Ifemelu’s and Obinze’s present to their past stories, showing how they ended … Continue reading

Award Winning / Biography / History / John / Nonfiction / Science

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

It’s likely there have been enough books on the Wright brothers to fill up every inch of a small, or maybe even a medium size, library, but in The Wright Brothers, his new biography of the pioneers of flight, award-winning historian David McCullough adds another very worthy and very accessible volume on Wilbur and Orville. Continue reading

Award Winning / John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is probably best known for starring in the IFC series Portlandia with Fred Armisen, but prior to her TV career she played in several bands, most notably the Olympia, Washington based trio Sleater-Kinney. In Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Brownstein tells the story of Sleater-Kinney’s initial ten year run and recent reunion … Continue reading