Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pearl's Picks

Nancy Pearl - NPR book reviewer, bestselling author of the BookLust series of reading guides, the American Library Association’s 2011 Librarian of the Year, and the inspiration for the awesome “Librarian Action Figure” – stopped by the library last week.  She was the featured speaker at the Library Foundation’s fall fundraiser.  She delighted the audience with a talk about “The Pleasures and Perils of a Lifetime of Reading” and brought along ten book suggestions just for Lawrence readers.  If you couldn’t make it to the event, KPR recorded her presentation for an upcoming episode of KPRPresents, so listen for it on a Sunday night in the near future.  And if you are looking for a good read for yourself or others, check out these “Pearl’s Picks”:

The Room and the Chair by Lorraine Adams
The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Bridsall
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
To be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

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