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Whirlikids Bookfest Featured Picture Book Creators: Beth Ferry and Shana Keller

The second annual Whirlikids book festival is coming on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! Each week we are featuring a couple of the authors and illustrators that will be...



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Weekend Reads: Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Copy

Before the 2020 election (or before tomorrow): READ THIS BOOK! (Or at least the back cover.) Pause, think, be a cat...     Sarah McIntyre's Books



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The Beltie Mystery Prize Finalist: S.J. Rozan

An excellent P.I. novel featuring Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith.   Usually this series takes place in NYC’s Chinatown but Lydia’s mother smothers Lydia with a familial guilt trip that takes her and Bill to Mississippi to help a relative in trouble, a relative from a side of the family she never knew...



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soltis and goodale at whirlikids bookfest

Whirlikids Bookfest Featured Picture Book Creators: E.B. Goodale & Sue Soltis

The second annual Whirlikids book festival is coming on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! Each week we are featuring a couple of the authors and illustrators that will be...



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Patrick Radden Keefe's Say Nothing

Weekend Reads: Say Nothing

Bombings, prison escapes, hunger strikes, murder, politics - this spellbinding history of The Troubles has it all.   This is easily the best one-volume treatment of Northwen Ireland between 1968-1998 that I've ever read.   Keefe is a masterly writer who keeps you turning the pages. A brutal story that makes compulsive...



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The Beltie Mystery Prize Finalist: Tim Mason

For all you science phobic readers out there, don’t let the title deter you.   This is a Victorian era pot boiler par excellence that you can’t put done. Someone is killing off prominent supporters of Charles Darwin and his new theory of evolution to stop its malignant spread.   It’s up to Charles Field, a Shakespeare spouting police inspector, to...



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Whirlikids Bookfest Featured Picture Book Creator Stacy McAnulty, plus Tinkeractive

The second annual Whirlikids book festival is coming on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for readers at all levels, but especially for ages 3 and up. Featuring storytime, readings, book signings, panel discussions with authors and illustrators, crafts and more – it’s a day of book fun for all ages! Each week we are featuring a couple of the authors and illustrators that will be...



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Leonard Pitts, Jr.'s The Last Thing You Surrender

Weekend Reads: The Last Thing You Surrender

What you have here is a historical novel that will challenge your perceptions and everyone who reads this will experience it in a different way,   The time span is short - WWII in Mobile, Alabama - but encompasses so much more. It touches on issues so tangential you might ask "why?" until you learn why.   Best of all, it's extremely readable. Don't let the heft...



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The Beltie Mystery Prize Finalist: Jamie Mason

A sneaky good look at the dirty underworld of art where money, and only money, talks and the consequences of that greed.   It starts with a video going viral of a teenager fighting off an assailant in the foyer of her house.   In the corner is a quick peek of a painting on the wall, a long-missing painting that only a few recognize… and it only gets...



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Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Weekend Reads: Disappearing Earth

The disappearance of two young girls in a remote area of Russia sends reverberations throughout the relationships of different women in the region.   These linked stories expose the constraints on women living in this remote land.   You'll be rooting for each of them as the mystery of the girls' kidnapping slowly builds to a...



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