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|Coffee, tea, and cocoa (65 titles)
All things to warm you on cool evenings! Everything from making your favorite hot beverage to novels to history to crafts - all relating to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
|Orange!! (58 titles)
Books with orange covers, because orange is hot!
|Spring has sprung (55 titles)
Time to get outside, play in mud puddles, plant a garden, or landscape your yard!
|Minnetonka Library Winter Jackets 2013 (26 titles)
Books recommended by Minnetonka Winter Jackets Readers, February 2013
|At the library (54 titles)
Books about books and libraries!
|Minnetonka library staff's Comments|
|The unwinding : an inner history of the new America |
by Packer, George, 1960-
A look at America in the new millennium through the eyes of some ordinary folks interspersed with chapters about well-known people. The emphasis is on the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. A great book. Very readable. Short-listed or the National Book Award. posted Oct 19, 2013 at 7:15AM
|The garden of evening mists : a novel |
by Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-
This writer's second novel, short-listed for the Booker prize. Similar themes and settings to his first work, "The Gift of Rain". One of my favorites in 2013. posted Sep 11, 2013 at 4:58PM
|Perfect, once removed : when baseball was all the world to me |
by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
Nostalgic, heartfelt and humorous, this is an enjoyable read...especially if you are a Baby Boomer baseball fan! posted Sep 3, 2013 at 7:26PM
|TransAtlantic : a novel |
by McCann, Colum, 1965-
A story spanning 5 generations, from the Civil war to the present, and historical figures Frederick Douglass and George Mitchell, all inter-connected. "The sky lifted the hem of Belfast." A worthy successor to Let the Great World Spin and one of my favorite new fiction works this year. posted Jun 29, 2013 at 6:52AM
|Dial H. Volume 1, Into You |
by Mieville, China
By the use of strange dials our heroes are able to tap into a random heroic identity for a time. From Boy Chimney to Hair Bringer the super heroes themselves aren't exactly run of the mill either. Miéville's characters are always original and he really breathed new life into the classic super hero comic. The twist at the end adds further depth to this super-hero comic. posted Jun 27, 2013 at 2:58PM