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  • Man Booker logo 2016
    Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Awarded to the best original novel written in English, the Man Booker Prize has released its shortlist. Librarian Tracy runs ‘em down.

  • Mine workers
    Posted on: Thursday, August 11, 2016

    It's not quite time to put away our white pants and shoes for the summer, but with Labor Day just around the corner librarian Tracy has been pondering the reason we celebrate the holiday. Check out her list of literary working class heroes and get the jump on Labor Day reading.

  • Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Make a spectacle of yourself among those within earshot - read one of these funny works of literature on Librarian Tracy's list of laugh-out-loud classics!

  • Mysterious path
    Posted on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Librarian Tracy loves literature that really throws a curve ball and sends you chasing it out to left field. She's got a list of novels with unreliable narrators and unexpected twists in the plot where the story you thought you were reading is really an entirely different story.

  • Old book
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    I am notoriously drawn to packaging. If it has a clever name or a unique look, I will buy it. If it’s got a pun in the name, I’ll buy ten. But a great first line, now that’s something that will snag my attention and really draw me in. Here is a list of ten contemporary YA books with stellar first lines.

  • Pills
    Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2016

    “Yeah, I think I’ll be remembered . . . as the voice of the 60s. . . . Andy Warhol, the Beatles and me!” - Jacqueline Susann

  • Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2016

    Librarian Kassy reads a lot of Young Adult books—a lot—which is why this year’s Prinz award winner, Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, surprised and perplexed her. Bone Gap employs magical realism, which is rare in young adult fiction, so she embarked on a journey of discovery about the genre. Find out what she learned and her suggestions for reading inside.

  • Harper Lee
    Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2016

    We all have those moments in our lives when the innocence of childhood parts like a curtain to reveal people who are different from ourselves and big ideas we’ve never considered before. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird was one of those moments for Librarian Kassy. Read her poignant tribute to an American legend and delve deeper with these selections, available at Metro libraries.

  • Books
    Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2016

    Our literature blogger Tracy likes literary prizes. Although she rarely predicts the winner, and is often disappointed, she feels the prizes generally do more good than harm. If nothing else, a prestigious literary prize keeps a (usually) good book in print, generates publicity, and hopefully sells a few more copies. Check out Tracy's picks for the gold medal.

  • Marlon James accepts award
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Autumn is here, leaves are falling, and the literary world is humming with activity as the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award have been handed out for 2015. It was shaping up to be the Year of the Woman, did it turn out that way? Tracy has the scoop for you. Dive right in! 


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