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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Staff Suggestions - Back to the Books!

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September is the season of back to school and just about everyone is hitting the books.  Kids are working on school assignments, and parents may now have a few quiet hours to spend reading something new.  Our theme this month is books about books; visit an old favorite, read something new, and if you've only seen the movie, definitely try the book!

Amanda E.: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. Bastion reads a fantasy books that starts to collide with his real life.

Lisa E.: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  A novel about a future society where books are burned to prevent new ideas from upsetting the status quo.

Joyce D.: Booked to Die by John Dunning (1st in a series).  Cliff Janeway is a suspended Denver police officer turned rare book dealer whose love of books gets him into trouble.  These novels are rich in detail bout the book selling business and rare books.

Karen K.: Misery by Stephen King.  Novelist Paul Sheldon discovers a whole new meaning to the concept of writing for a living.  Thanks to a psychopathic fan, Sheldon must write to save his life.

Cary H.: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.  Who can resist a story with the mysterious "Cemetery of Forgotten Books"!?

Theresa S.: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  A rare book expert works to conserve an ancient volume- the story unfolds like a mystery based on clues found in the book binding - a wine stain, salt crystals, an insect wing...

Dani G.: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  A London bookseller's daughter interviews a famous writer who is nearing the end of her life.  The writer has decided to tell all about the mysteries in her life that have kept her fans wondering.

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