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Book Recommendation: The One & Only by Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin’s new novel, The One & Only is her best in this reader’s opinion. Shea has recently finished college in her hometown and works for the college press as a sportswriter. Her best friend’s father, affectionately called “Coach” is the college football coach and is recently widowed. He encourages Shea to aspire to something […]

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17 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Nowadays it seems like every other book is being turned into a movie. Did you know the Best Picture Oscar-nominated movie, The Wolf of Wall Street is based on a book by Jordan Belfort? Librarians from the Adult Services department at the Niles Public Library put together a list of books to read before they […]

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Book Review: What My Mother Gave Me

In What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most, novelist Elizabeth Benedict decided to ask other contemporary women authors to write about gifts from their own mothers. She was pleased to note that almost without exception the gifts were not of high monetary value. Ann Hood wrote of her own […]

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Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay

In her seventh novel, Ms. Ansay turns to historical fiction. This novel is a story within a story concerning a young mother and college professor who is writing a book about the pianist Clara and the composer Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann’s relationship with the composer Johannes Brahms. Like Clara Schumann, novelist Jeanette is a […]

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