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Cover ArtWill in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare
by Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Adult Nonfiction PR2894 .G74 2004
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Greenblatt creates a deep, breathtakingly vivid portrait of Shakespeare by analyzing his words and connecting them to the events of the day. This is not only an incredibly insightful biography, it is also a glimpse into the intense, complicated world of Elizabethan England, and and a magnificently accessible window into Shakespeare's plays.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:26PM

Cover ArtThe story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel
by Wroblewski, David.
Adult Fiction WROBLEW
A retelling of Hamlet, set in rural Wisconsin. A very beautiful story.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:25PM

Cover ArtThe tempest
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Adult Nonfiction PR2833.A2 H59 1999
Shakespeare's last play.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:20PM

Cover ArtA thousand acres
by Smiley, Jane
Adult Fiction
King Lear, set on a farm in modern day Iowa. A Pulitzer Prize winner.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:20PM

Cover ArtJulie and Romeo : a novel
by Ray, Jeanne.
Adult Fiction RAY
Romeo and Julie re a pair of middle aged florists from competing shops who fall in love. A very sweet novel!
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:18PM

Cover ArtPlaying Shakespeare. Volume 1 [videorecording]
Adult Fiction Arts PLAYING
In this series, great Shakespearean actors such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian Mckellan, and Sir Ben Kingsley participate in a discussion of Elizabethan theater with other members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Fascinating!
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:16PM

Cover ArtCesare deve morire
In an Italian prison, inmates putting on a production of Julius Caesar find many mirrors to their own lives. The title translates to "Caesar Must Die."
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:10PM

Cover ArtA lady never lies
by Gray, Juliana, 1972-
Adult Fiction GRAY
The first in a trilogy of novels inspired by Love's Labour's Lost. Three noblemen and three ladies, all intent on a year of strict study, accidentally occupy the same castle in 19th century Italy. It is followed, in order, by A Gentleman Never Tells and A Duke Never Yields.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:04PM

Cover ArtFool
by Moore, Christopher, 1957-
Adult Fiction MOORE
King Lear, retold from the point of view of the Fool, in classic Christopher Moore fashion.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:59PM

Cover ArtWilliam Shakespeare's Star Wars : verily, a new hope
by Doescher, Ian
Adult Nonfiction PS3604.O342 W56 2013
Star Wars, written in Shakespearean language.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:56PM

Cover ArtShakespeare : the world as stage
by Bryson, Bill.
Adult Nonfiction PR2895 .B79 2007
Highlights in this fun, concise biography include Bryson's list of some of the phrases Shakespeare coined, the words he invented, and the clear debunking of the "someone else wrote Shakespeare" group, all in under 200 pages.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51PM

Cover ArtHamlet
by Branagh, Kenneth.
Adult Nonfiction PN1997.H254 B7 1996
The only film version of Hamlet to include everything in the play.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Cover ArtWest Side story [videorecording]
Adult Fiction Musicals WEST
Inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:59PM

Cover Art10 things I hate about you [videorecording]
Adult Fiction Comedy 10
Inspired by Taming of the Shrew.
posted by Champlin Library Staff on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:58PM

Cover ArtThe Shadow Throne
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Teen Fiction
This book was AMAZING!!!!!! The conclusion was perfect!!!! I absolutely love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVE this series!!!!!!!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again this is the BEST series I have ever read. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
posted by booklion246 on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:13AM

Cover ArtTamarack County : a novel
by Krueger, William Kent.
Adult Fiction KRUEGER
*** 1/2 stars As a blizzard swells just days before Christmas, the car belonging to the wife of a retired local judge is discovered abandoned on a rural road in Tamarack County. After days of fruitless effort, the search-and-rescue team has little hope that she’ll be found alive, if at all. Cork O’Connor, former sheriff and now private investigator, is part of that team. Early on, Cork notices small things about the woman’s disappearance that disturb him. But when the beloved pet dog of a friend is brutally killed and beheaded, he begins to see a startling pattern in these and other recent dark occurrences in the area. After his own son is endangered, Cork understands that someone is spinning a deadly web in Tamarack County. At the center is a murder more than twenty years old, for which an innocent man may have been convicted. Cork remembers the case only too well. He was the deputy in charge of the investigation that sent the man to prison. With the darkest days of the year at hand, the storms of winter continue to isolate Tamarack County. Somewhere inside drifting snow, a vengeful force is at work. And Cork has only hours to stop it before his family and his friends pay the ultimate price. **** This is the 13th Cork O'Connor mystery. This was not my favorite of the series, but I have become attached to Mr. Krueger's characters and always enjoy the Minnesota connection. Recommend strongly.
posted by bookwoman_cat on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:55PM

Cover ArtGirl at sea
by Johnson, Maureen
Teen Fiction JOHNSON
Hey Leah, I have not read this book, but how are you doing? Nobody has commented on this book so you should comment on this book on our account.
posted by readaholic101 on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:16AM

Cover ArtThe iron king
by Kagawa, Julie
Teen Fiction KAGAWA
This book was very similar to The Treachery of Beautiful Things. While this book was good, I enjoyed The Treachery of Beautiful Things more. The main character, Meghan Chase, was kind of wimpy and was always, always, getting into tight spots and having someone else come to rescue her. But otherwise, I really enjoyed this book!! It was exciting and I love the romance. I would definitely recommend it.
posted by booklion246 on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:04AM

Cover ArtThe cartographer of no man’s land
by Duffy, P. S.
Adult Fiction DUFFY
A Nova Scotia man joins Canadian troops headed to the Great War, promised with his sailing, artistic and navigation skills he’ll be a cartographer. On the home front his son Simon watches the war and its effects on his family and neighbors. Duffy has written a wonderful story that appealed to me on many levels. The mystery of brother-in-law Ebbin, thought missing in action, gives the narrative page-turning intensity. But, Simon’s coming-of-age age story, particularly as he confronts the prejudice against his German heritage teacher is touching. And, the widow and son where Angus billets behind the lines gives the story both humor and pathos. Good first effort from this Minnesota writer.
posted by EmilyEm on Apr 20, 2014 at 3:48PM

Cover ArtSerena : a novel
by Rash, Ron
Adult Fiction RASH
I couldn’t put it down.
posted by Lorhu on Apr 19, 2014 at 1:57PM

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