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  • Books | August 17, 2014

    ‘One Night’ captivates with reality

    It isn’t often a Western writer takes readers into Moscow, at least not in the triumphant period after VE Day. It’s easy for Americans to forget how much the Soviet Union lost in World War II, yet the vast death and destruction that

  • Books | August 10, 2014

    ‘Lonesome Dove’ author back with another Western tale

    Fans of Larry Mc Murtry are divided in their opinions of this book. Once you have written an epic like “Lonesome Dove,” some readers simply expect it to be duplicated. This work is different than anything the prolific 74year old Mc Murtry has done so

  • Books |Movies | August 10, 2014

    Now showing at a library near you: Books set to hit the big screen

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    In the coming weeks and months, several books that have been favorites at Manhattan Public Library have been made into films and will be coming to a theater near you! Some of these films are: “The Hundred Foot Journey” Release: Aug. 8   Staring Helen Mirren

  • Books | August 10, 2014

    ‘Inheritance’ a crash-course in genetics

    Our biology teachers lied to us. The Mendelian Laws of Inheritance are not eternal, immutable truths. Indeed, strictly speaking, they are not true at all. Sharon Moalem, a medical doctor, geneticist, and New York Times best-selling author, has made a study of genetic abnormalities, their

  • Books | August 03, 2014

    ‘It’s Complicated’ delves into social lives of teens in Internet age

    When I saw this book on the shelves of new books at the Manhattan Public Library, I almost passed it by, doubting I would find anything new on this topic that has been so thoroughly discussed in recent years.  I am so glad I

  • Books | August 03, 2014

    Free sample: Library features extraordinary books of ordinary women

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    Learning about other people’s lives can be endlessly fascinating, particularly if they are people who inhabit another place or time very different from your own.  In my case, I love to read about the domestic and personal lives of ordinary women in American

  • Books | August 03, 2014

    ‘Memory of Water’ quenches thirst

    Emmi Itaranta’s award winning Finnish debut novel, “Memory of Water,” portrays a bleak future ruled by water scarcity. Set in the distant future, global warming has melted the polar ice caps and rising sea water has submerged all coastlines and filled lower lying areas,

  • Books | August 03, 2014

    ‘The Heist’ one of Silva’s finest

    The espionage-international thriller genre has few protagonists as memorable as Gabriel Allon. He’s not the biggest, the strongest or the fastest agent. He’s middle aged and then some, and except for his green eyes, he’s physically unimpressive. He is, however, entirely committed

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    ‘I Am Pilgrim’ an engrossing, chilling international thriller

    If you enjoy international thrillers, “I Am Pilgrim” is the book for you. Never mind that it starts at a grisly murder scene in a seedy apartment in New York City. That crime just sets the stage for the adventure to follow and serves the

  • Books | July 27, 2014

    Summer nights: Library full of new bedtime books for children

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    As a child, I loved the long summer days and the warm summer nights, but if there was one thing I really hated about summer, it was bedtime. I think we can all remember the childhood trial of trying to fall asleep before the sun


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