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April is National Poetry Month! Browse our audiobook display on the second floor for a selection of poetry from our audiobook and eAudiobook collections.

Plus, don’t miss out on our National Poetry Month events here at Mechanics’ Institute cosponsored by Poetry Flash on April 3rd at 6:30 pm and...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jesse Blackadder In the blink of an eye
Adélaïde Bon The little girl on the ice floe
Kate Hope Day If, then
Dave Eggers The parade
Salley Vickers...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Kathryn Davis The Silk Road
Chigozie Obioma An orchestra of minorities
Fernando Aramburu Homeland
Jamil Jan Kochai 99 nights in Logar
Preti Taneja...

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Despite the Orwellian nature of her new novel, Hazards of Time Travel, Joyce Carol Oates imbued humor into her talk, mostly self-deprecating but always hitting its intended mark. The novel was originally supposed to be called Vicissitudes of Time Travel, though admittedly I had to look up the word; apparently it means “a change of circumstances or fortune.”

For a second, I forgot that a literary titan was standing in front of me; her talk was conversational, like goi...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jen Beagin Vacuum in the dark
Levan Berdzenishvili Sacred darkness: the last days of the Gulag

Historical Fiction
Christopher Castellani Leading men
Elizabeth Letts...

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Since March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th, we selected  audiobooks focused on women in history and women leaders for our current audiobook display. Enjoy historical tales of bravery alongside words of wisdom from contemporary women. There is a little bit of everything from life during the Tudor Age to life under the Taliban’s rule. Happy listening!

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History  by El...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jordanna Max Brodsky The wolf in the whale
Thomas Mallon Landfall
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla dream
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla experience
Agustín Fernández Mallo...

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What immediately struck me about Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Hundred Wells of Salaga was the vivid, evocative prose; while her writing was concise, the few details she allowed were beautiful, especially when she described a man’s lecherous behavior towards her protagonist, Aminah, in a Ghana marketplace. The “pads of his fingers settled on her the way one’s feet steady themselves on new ground: on tiptoes at first, and then with all of one’s weight” (Attah 11). The deft, careful beaut...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Ayesha Harruna Attah The hundred wells of Salaga
Sandra Newman The heavens
Yuko Tsushima Territory of light
Khaled Khalifa Death is hard work
Valeria Luiselli...

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