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  • Books | August 02, 2015

    The library recommends new films based on books

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    The question most often asked about books made into movies is: which was better…book or film? And which should come first — read the book, then watch the film, or watch the film then delve into the written word? Personally, I enjoy reading a book

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    Harper Lee’s new book raises legal questions

    So Atticus Finch was really a segregationist after all. That is the startling revelation in Harper Lee’s “new” novel. It was supposedly written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but only published this year, 55 years later. We all remember Gregory Peck as Atticus, the courageous

  • Books | August 02, 2015

    Willie Nelson gets personal in new memoir

    Everybody recognizes Willie Nelson by his long red hair and his gray beard and eyebrows. Everybody can recognize his voice. His memoir is moving up the New York Times best seller list just in time for his annual Fourth of July picnic, which this year

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Kanon captures postwar East Berlin in new novel

    Berlin in January 1949 was a city in ruins, divided up by the victors in World War II. It was no place for the faint of heart; the war, the brutal Soviet occupation and starvation had taken their toll. The Berlin Airlift was a godsend, providing

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    ‘Foggy Sunrise’ author describes World War II Romania

    In this beautifully crafted memoir, David Kimel describes his childhood growing up in Bucharest, Romania, during the lean and fearful times of World War II. He provides vivid snapshots of a time and place that he experienced firsthand, supported throughout by his strong and guiding

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    A promising summer reading list for adults


    We all know that Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is the book to read this summer. We’ve seen the reviews, both good and bad, that make the title very tempting, and the high number of requests at the library attests to the

  • Books | July 26, 2015

    Brooks explores the role of virtue in modern society

    Anyone who creates a LinkedIn profile will encounter a “Skills and Endorsements” section where the user is asked to list those abilities he would consider most useful in a professional environment. In today’s world of rising higher education costs and an increasingly competitive job

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    Johansen creates fascinating world in addition to series

    “The Invasion of the Tearling,” a tale set in the future, is the much anticipated second book in the “Queen of the Tearling” series. Although this book has more background and less action than the first book, it carefully sets the scene for the ultimate

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    Audiobooks to entertain the whole family


    The use of audiobooks is on the rise for all ages, and Manhattan Public Library has a lot to offer, both digitally and in CD format. With an MPL card, you can check out five physical audiobooks at one time. After registering the card with

  • Books | July 19, 2015

    ‘The Chance’ offers romance but no intrigue

    In Karen Kingsbury’s “The Chance,” Nolan Cook is Ellie Tucker’s refuge from the storm that brews every night in her parents’ house. She doesn’t know why her mother, Caroline, comes home late most nights. Ellie’s father, Alan, is always waiting at

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