Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Author Event! Thursday Oct. 25th

Evening everyone!
We have a great author coming to the library this Thursday night. Her name is Dr. Joyce Antler and she is the author of the book You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother.
Dr. Antler is a senior faculty member of the American Studies Department at Brandeis University where she is serving as the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History & Culture. She is the author or editor of eight books, founded the Brandeis Womens' Studies Program and has served as Chair of the Massachusetts Foundation of the Humanities.
Dr. Antler's talk is sponsored by The Alabama Humanities Foundation, The Birmingham Jewish Federation, and The Southern States Jewish Literary Series.
Here are all the details:
Thursday, October 25th
6:30-7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00-8:00 Discussion, Q&A
Book Signing to follow.
Please email Katie with questions at kmoellering@bham.lib.al.us or call (205) 445-1118.
I really hope I see you all Thursday night! This should be a fantastic program and a fun night!


Don't forget about the 1st Annual Nightmare on Oak Street (NOOS) B Horror Movie Marathon (ages 18 & up only please!) going on today until 6:30, when we'll stop the visual horror and move on to the literature of fear!
The horror book discussion will be from 6:30 to 7:30 so come on in and share your favorites or get some great suggestions!
If you want more information on how to get in on the fun, call 445-1121!
Happy Haunted Reading!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Spring Publication Schedule for Macmillan

It is always exciting to anticipate the publication of a book by a treasured author and knowing in advance is a heady thing as well. Here is a fairly complete list of some of the hot titles Macmillan is publishing this spring. See if your favorite author is listed!


The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta - October

Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johansen - October

The Quiet Girl by Peter H√łeg - October

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig - November

The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford - November

The Race by Richard North Patterson - November

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston - January

The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan - January

Diablerie by Walter Mosley - January

An Ordinary Spy by Joseph Weisberg - January

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich - January

Chosen by P.C and Kristin Cast - February

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - February

An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor - February

John by Niall Williams - February

Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas - March

The Law of Second Changes by James Sheehan - March

Lush Life by Richard Price - March

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer - March

The Ex-Debutante by Linda Francis Lee - April

The Finder by Colin Harrison -April

Quicksand by Iris Johansen - April

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin - June

Stephanie Plum #14 by Janet Evanovich - June

Married Lovers by Jackie Collins - July

Mysteries and Thrillers

Blue Heaven by C. J. Box - January

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear - February

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny - March

The Fourth Man by K. O. Dahl - March

The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd - March

The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black - March

Losing You by Nicci French - April

Science Fiction and Fantasy

A War of Gifts: an Ender Story by Orson Scott Card - October

Confessor by Terry Goodkind - November

The Ancient: Saga of the First King by R. A. Salvatore- March

Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card - April

Graphic Novels

J. Edgar Hoover: a Graphic Biography by Rick Geary - January

Students for a Democratic Society: a Graphic History by Paul Buhle and Gary Dumm - January

A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle - March


Gomorrah by Robert Saviano - October

Free for All by Don Borchert - November

How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard - November

Unauthorized Biography of Tom Cruise by Andrew Morton - January

In Nixon’s Web by L. Patrick Gray - March

When the Husband Is the Suspect by F. Lee Bailey - March

A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs - May


Happy Reading!


Friday, October 5, 2007

Oprah picks another book!

The new Oprah's Book Club selection is

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez!
Happy Reading!