Spooky Season: Literary Horror

Nicole is back for some spooky season delights! Literary horror: what is it, exactly? Laura says she knows it when she reads it, and in these titles you can expect atmospheric language, beautifully written expressions of dread, and a sense of lingering unease that will stay with you long past the last page. Enjoy! Listen... Continue Reading →

Books Set in Libraries!

Maybe it's a little narcissistic to be so interested, but hey, when you work in an iconically interesting place, you're going to want to read the books set there! Check out just a few of the many books set in libraries across all kinds of genres. We've been talking about doing this episode for ages... Continue Reading →

New and Upcoming Fiction (November 2021)

Click on the title of the book to place a hold! The Stranger in the Lifeboat - Mitch Albom What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Alboms' profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be the Lord.... Continue Reading →

YOUth Review: The Dogs by Allan Stratton

The Dogs is a hopeful and suspenseful nail-biting thriller written by Allan Stratton, about a boy and his mother on the run from his ostensible father.  Their fleeing from the father brings the family many places, including Wolf Hallow, where Cameron and his mother finally, but not preferably, settle down into their new home. The... Continue Reading →

Interview with Ryan Dowd

Ryan J. Dowd has spent most of his career as Executive Director of a large homeless shelter near Chicago. In addition, he trains organizations around the globe (including libraries, homeless shelters, and hospitals) on how to use empathy-driven enforcement with homeless individuals. He is the author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness and A Homeless... Continue Reading →

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