Sarah’s Pick: Harry Potter on Audio

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Sarah says, “The Harry Potter series on audiobook is an excellent choice for a long car ride or your daily commute. Jim Dale narrates J.K Rowling’s world in such a hilarious and ear-catching way that you’ll find yourself immersed in the story and sitting in your car just to finish a chapter.  Don’t write them off for being in the juvenile audiobook section; there are lots of stories to reread and also share with your children.”

Nicole’s Pick: The Analyst

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Nicole says, “Those who enjoy a fast-paced, exciting mystery will thoroughly enjoy The Analyst by John Katzenbach.  This very intense and thrilling novel will keep anyone turning the pages to find out who is trying to do extreme damage to Dr. Frederick Starks’ life and threatening the lives of his patients.”  Nicole asks, “Will you read it to find out?”

National Book Awards Finalists

The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards. The winners will be named November 16 at the 67th NBA benefit dinner and ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. This year’s shortlisted titles are:

Fiction
The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder (Norton)
News of the World by Paulette Jiles (Morrow)
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan (Viking)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad)

Nonfiction
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild (The New Press)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)
Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Harvard University Press)
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon)

Poetry
The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky (Brooklyn Arts Press)
Collected Poems 1974-2004 by Rita Dove (Norton)
Archeophonics by Peter Gizzi (Wesleyan University Press)
The Abridged History of Rainfall by Jay Hopler (McSweeney’s)
Look by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf Press)

Young People’s Literature
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick)
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Top Shelf Productions)
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Atheneum)
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Delacorte)

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The New Yorker is opening its archive

The New Yorker has announced that it will be releasing its online archives dating back to 2007 for a three month period in an effort to reboot its online presence.

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