Thursday, June 11, 2015

[News and Notes] June 11, 2015

School is out and the summer heat is creeping up. Vacation season is upon us, so it’s time to pick your summer reads. It doesn’t matter where you are: at home under a cool fan, at the beach, or on the train, plane, automobile. Extend to your “TBR” (To Be Read) list from the novels mentioned in the news features below.

Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera, who was appointed the 21st US Poet Laureate on June 10, 2015 by the Library of Congress. (Via Library of Congress) Learn more about Herrera at then browse the Memphis Library catalog to find copies of his books. 

The Science Fiction Writers of America have announced the 2015 Nebula Award winners.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer won the Nebula Award for Best Novel and Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress won the Nebula for Best Novella  (View all Nebula 2015 winners)  

The Orion Book Award is given to “books that deepen the reader’s connections to the natural world.”

The Orion Book Award finalists in fiction available at the Memphis Library include:

The Bees by Laline Paull

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphane Yanique

Long Man by Amy Greene  

4 Great Road Books by Women (BookRiot) will appeal to those have wondered what it's like to just get in the car and go.

The Cordova Library has a new book club for runners. We suggest they take a look at BookRiot's 5 Books About Running before the next selection meeting. Good Luck, Read and Run Book Club!

*Special Library Event Coming Soon*
Dave Eggers is coming to Memphis for our citywide Memphis Reads event! 
Visit the Memphis Reads Citywide Facebook for instant updates as they become available.

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