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KidSpace Best Books of 2013

2013 was a year of brilliant books for kids. From picture books to novels, KidSpace librarians read all year long. Along the way, we noted our favorites in five categories: Picture Books and Readers; Chapter Books for 3rd and 4th Graders, Chapter Books for 5th Grade and Up; Illustrated Fiction (picture books for older kids), […]

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

From: http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2013-Fiction For distinguished fiction by an American author:  Awarded to The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart.   Finalists: Also nominated as finalists in this […]

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The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler once again captures the heart and soul of someone going through a trying time. This time, it’s Aaron…who lives an unremarkable life with an unremarkable woman…Dorothy.  But, after Dorothy’s sudden death, Aaron’s period of adjustment offers more than just grief and depression.  He simply cannot let Dorothy go. This is a touching, sweet […]

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Niles Adult Fiction STAFF PICKS of the Best Fiction from 2011

Allison Will—Long Drive Home Atkinson, Kate—Started Early, Took My Dog Barclay, Linwood—The Accident Barnes, Julian—Pulse: Stories Benjamin, Melanie—The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Berg, Elizabeth—Once Upon a Time, There Was You Bradley, Alan—A Red Herring Without Mustard Brooks, Geraldine—Caleb’s Crossing Brown, Eleanor—Weird Sisters  Clowes, Daniel—Mister Wonderful: A Love StoryCraig, James—London Calling Crais, Robert—The Sentry Ebert, […]

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