Category Archives: Fantasy

Le Guin, Allende, Bradbury & More, This Spring at Thrilling Tales!

This Spring Thrilling Tales, the library’s popular story time for grown ups, is branching out with new monthly evening events in addition to our regular lunch hour gatherings. Now in its 15th year, the program celebrates the joy of story with … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – April 2018

4/3: America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo – When Hero De Vera arrives in the United States, haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents, her aunt and uncle give her a fresh … Continue reading

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New Fiction Roundup – March 2018

March is packed full of family-centered novels; the month closes out with a duo of gripping psychological thrillers. 3/6: Census by Jesse Ball – Set in a world not-quite-our-own, a widower learns that he is dying and takes to the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin died in her home in Portland, Oregon on January 22nd at the age of 88. There have been so many marvelous essays and remembrances of her from Margaret Atwood, Karen Joy Fowler, Nisi Shawl, Nicola Griffith, … Continue reading

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Contextually appropriate audiobook narrators

Audiobooks are great. They are not cheating – they count as reading. They are also wonderful opportunities for more tangibly presenting the characters and tone of any particular work. Whether it’s an individual narrator, or a full cast with sounds … Continue reading

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Books For Two

Sometimes being in a book group can be a lot of pressure – not just the assigned reading aspect, but trying to get a group of people together to meet. A book group can simply be just two people getting … Continue reading

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January Literary Celebrations

January comes with a break from the holidays, but if you enjoy celebrating and love books, here are some ideas for literary celebrations for January. We’ll start off with Tolkien day on January 3. It’s his birthday and a day celebrated by the … Continue reading

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