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Posted On: Feb 4, 2015 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Barbara Kingsolver is a novelist, essayist and poet. Her lyrical writing is character-centered, emphasizing social justice and environmental biodiversity with a strong sense of place. She has been recognized with many awards, including the National Humanities Medal and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work.
If you enjoy reading Kingsolver you may also appreciate these recent acclaimed books by like-minded authors. Read More..
Posted On: Jan 28, 2015 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Inspirational fiction is one of our most popular genre categories at Lawrence Public Library. If you are looking to try out an inspirational novel for the first time, or are a dedicated fan looking for a new favorite, you’ll find a book on this list. Read More..
Posted On: Jan 20, 2015 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Remember that book that hooked you as a kid? Those stories that turned you on to reading? Here are some suggested adult reads matched to those books you loved as a kid. Read More..
Posted On: Jan 7, 2015 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Whether you love graphic novels or are new to the format, we’re hear to help. This guide covers three different genres within graphic novels: superheroes, fantasy/sci-fi, and horror. If you’re looking to check out more 2014 releases in graphic novels, check out this list of Fisher’s favorites in the catalog. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 30, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
If you love sassy and smart slapstick mysteries, chances are you’re a Janet Evanovich fan. If you’re looking to branch out and try some new authors or series, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 23, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Need some holiday spirit? No, not the holiday spirits that haunted Scrooge; some fun holiday spirits! Here are three items perfect for that night for the fireside with cocoa and cookies. (Just be sure to leave a few for Santa!) Read More..
Posted On: Dec 17, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
We’ve explored a lot of fiction in our like, try, why series, but this week we thought we’d offer some reading suggestions for fans of nonfiction. These books are all written by women who examine culture. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 10, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
Ursula K. Le Guin is the 2014 recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Her novels transcend the (artificial) division between literary and genre fiction. If you’ve never read Le Guin, this guide will give you a place to start, and if you’re already a fan, hopefully you’ll find a new book. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 3, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
If you are the reader who is always on the look out for the best in new literary fiction, we’ve got suggestions based on some of last year’s most popular literary fiction. Read More..
Posted On: Nov 24, 2014 In: If You Like..., In the Spotlight
If you’ve ever lamented the fact that you can’t seem to finish a book due to a lack of reading time or been late back to work because you couldn’t put down the book you were reading on your lunch break, short story collections my be the solution to your reading woes. Here are some great literary collections to get you started. Read More..