Fun Facts about Favorite Authors

Like many of you, I love crime fiction. Last week I got to go to mystery nirvana — I attended Bouchercon, THE annual conference for mystery authors and fans. I discovered new authors, learned about trends in crime fiction, and picked up trivia about some of the most popular writers. Nothing too juicy, of course,…

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Thirteen-year-old Jojo lives with his grandparents, mother, and three-year-old sister Kayla in a small town in southern Mississippi. His drug-addicted mother, Leonie, is frequently absent, and when she is around, struggles to give her children the care and affection they need. Jojo’s grandparents, Mam and Pop, are really raising the two children. When their father,…

Ep. 47: Meet the Bookies – Jo

It’s time for another episode of Meet the Bookies, where we introduce our library’s Bookies who can give you great book, movie and music recommendations. This week we are chatting with Jo Hansen, the editor and mastermind behind the extremely popular Favorite Fiction & Non-Fiction booklets we publish every year. Some of Jo’s recommendations from the episode:…