Tuesday, November 27, 2012

From Page to Screen -- Oz The Great and Powerful

Next on the list of cool books being made into movies, another chapter from Frank Baum's Oz books: Oz: The Great and Powerful. Check it out:

The cast is loaded with stars: James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams, which is all well and good, but how cool do these special effects look??
The movie is scheduled for release on March 8, 2013.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Attention Book Groups

Lynn Austin's latest novel, "All Things New" is now available as a Book Group To Go Bag.  It is a historical novel about a family living in the South during the aftermath of the Civil War.  The heroine of the story, Josephine, must deal with the new reality of life after the war.  Her father and brother are dead, and her once privileged life is gone.  With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women -- daughter, mother and freed slave.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Attention Book Groups

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa.  There, a boy called Peekay is born.  His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams--which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him.  He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one.* 

* Description from Amazon

Available as a Book Group to Go bag.

Attention Book Groups

Do you like books by Jodi Picoult?  If so, here is an option for your book group.  In her book Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult, the #1 New York Times bestselling sensation, tells a provocative story about family secrets, love and letting go in her unforgettable new novel.

Friday, November 9, 2012

World Book Night 2013--It's Time!!!

Remember last January, when we started talking about the first World Book Night that would be held in the US?  Great news! The event was a huge success, and the publishing industry is excited to bring it back for a second year.  And it's officially time to get World Book Night 2013 under way!  As of today, the application to be a book giver is available online.
For those of you who missed it, World Book Night is an event sponsored by publishers where volunteers are given boxes with 20 copies of a book that are theirs to give away.  The goal is to get a great book into the hands of someone who might not otherwise own a book, and in doing so, hopefully spread the love of reading.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the Reference Desk at 355-3720 or check out the WBN Frequently Asked Questions page.