I love bread, but more and more it just tastes like filler. My husband and I started going to a neighborhood Farmer’s Market open year-round to incorporate more whole foods and seasonal finds into our meals at home. One of our favorite vendors is a sourdough bread baker. I started doing a bit of research into wild yeast and thought this is bread I would be more than happy to eat! After trying a few loaves, I started to wonder how I can do this myself Continue reading “Wild Sourdough”
Imagine yourself at an art exhibition viewing the installation of an internationally known artist. This is how the play CAUGHT begins, a compelling work for those who relish unconventional narratives and conceptual art. The audience is a part, not apart, from the action of a “labyrinthine exploration of truth, art, social justice and cultural appropriation, where nothing is as it first appears.”
You’re here to hear the artist, Lin Bo, give a gallery talk. He is enjoying wide exposure and his work has come to greater prominence because of an article published about him in the New Yorker. Having been imprisoned in China for a single work of art, Lin Bo is telling his side of the story. If you think this sounds sort of like Ai Weiwei, You’re headed in the right direction. Bo’s character was partially based on the dissident artist’s life.
Lin Bo talks about contemporary art and artists in China. He describes how in China, One Million Artists face censorship and suppression. Scenes of Tiananmen Square, Mao, the Cultural Revolution, uproar and protest spill from his mouth.
Now, imagine yourself caught inside of an ever-changing narrative of multiple viewpoints circling around The Truth and Other Lies. This play, does exactly that, it takes the audience not down but through the “rabbit hole” of perception. Continue reading “Intiman’s CAUGHT: Beyond the Theatre”
This Monday was the 24th annual Audie Awards. Presented annually by the Audio Publisher’s Association, the Audies recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. These awards reflect not just excellence in writing, but all the work that goes into making a truly great listening experience, from direction to narration to production. For guaranteed worthwhile audiobooks in a wide array of categories, you can find library copies of this year’s nominees and winners on this list in our library catalog*. Here’s a look at some of this year’s winners.
- Audiobook of the Year: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin
- Autobiography/Memoir: Educated, by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan
- Best Female Narrator: Julia Whelan, for Educated, by Tara Westover
- Best Male Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini, by Watchers by Dean Koontz
- Business/Personal Development: How to Be Heard, written and narrated by Julian Treasure
- Fantasy: Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik, narrated by Lisa Flanagan
- Fiction: The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris, narrated by Richard Armitage
- History/Biography: Darkest Hour, by Anthony McCarten, narrated by John Lee
- Humor: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History, written and narrated by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
- Middle Grade: Sunny, by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard
- Multi-Voiced Performance: Dreamland Burning, by Jennifer Latham
- Mystery: The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George, narrated by Simon Vance
- Narration by Author: The Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange
- Non-Fiction: The Perfectionists, by Simon Winchester, narrated by
- Science Fiction: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase, by Eoin Colfer, full cast narration.
- Short Stories: Heads of the Colored People, by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, narrated by Adenrele Ojo
- Thriller/Suspense: Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox, narrated by Euan Morton
- Young Adult: Sadie, by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman
*Here is the official full list of finalists and winners for all twenty-four different categories.
~ Posted by David W
Here at the library we love talking with readers, both in person and online via our Your Next Five Books recommendation service. As we do so, there are certain authors who readers will mention to us over and over again. Australian writer Liane Moriarty is one of those authors. For many readers, Moriarty strikes the perfect balance between witty, insightful writing on the challenges of family life and relationships, and mounting tension that builds to a suspenseful climax.
For readers who love Moriarty, we’ve assembled a list of several other titles that have a similar appeal. Here’s a small sampling from our list:
- The Secrets She Keeps, by Deb Caletti. Gathering at their aunt’s once-famous divorce ranch for celebrities, a trio of women confront their own difficulties with love and marriage against the backdrop of the ranch’s tumultuous history.
- The Mother in Law, by Sally Hepworth. A woman’s obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide.
- I Found You, by Lisa Jewell. A lonely single mom who offers shelter to an amnesiac man and a young bride who is told that her missing husband never existed struggle to make sense of their transforming worlds and connection to a sister and brother whose lives where shattered by secrets more than two decades earlier.
- Jean Harley Was Here, by Heather Taylor-Johnson. After Jean Harley is killed accidentally, her husband, mother, two best friends, and the person responsible for the accident all have different perspectives on her life and death.
- Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh. Sarah thinks she has met the love her life in Eddie – until he disappears after leaving for a long-booked vacation. Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers there is a reason for Eddie’s disappearance, and it’s the one thing they didn’t share with each other: the truth.
Check our our full list in the library catalog, and then let us know in the comments below what other great titles for Liane Moriarty fans we’ve missed!
~ Posted by David W.
March is abundant with essays from remarkable women, memoirs from queer celebrities, true crime tales, and trenchant observations on the black experience.
26 Marathons. Four time Olympian Meb Keflezighi offers wisdom on life, faith, family and running. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – March 2019”