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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sense and Sensibility

“Sense and Sensibility”, a classic novel written by Jane Austen, is the story of two sisters who exhibit completely different emotional responses when they are both faced with romantic disappointments. Elinor, the elder sister, is directed by sense to minimize her grief in the company of others; Marianne, the younger one, encourages and deepens her personal suffering even if it causes harm to herself and pain to her family members. As with Austen’s other novels, at first glance “Sense and Sensibility” appears to be a mere love story, but it develops into something more: a critique of early nineteenth century British society and its morals. Detailed descriptions of domestic and social behavior and a text that includes frequent infusions of sarcasm and humor provide the reader with an enjoyable reading experience.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Non-Fiction Books on Demand at Lindenhurst Memorial Library

New non-fiction books currently requested by our library patrons include:

Change your brain, change your life : the breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger and impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen

Deceptively delicious : simple secrets to get your kids eating good food by Jessica Seinfeld

Stolen innocence : my growing up in a polygamous sect, becoming a teenage bride, and breaking free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall

Three cups of tea : one man's mission to fight terrorism and build nations . . . one school at a time by Greg Mortenson

When you are engulfed in flames by David Sedaris

Books on Demand at Lindenhurst Memorial Library

What are some of the books that your friends and neighbors have requested? Popular fiction titles recently placed on hold include:

Careless in red : a novel by Elizabeth George
Chasing darkness : an Elvis Cole novel by Robert Crais
Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
Damage control by J.A. Jance
Death angel : a novel by Linda Howard
Love the one you're with by Emily Giffin
Say goodbye by Lisa Gardner
Tailspin by Catherine Coulter
Tribute by Nora Roberts

These and many other new fiction titles are available at our library.