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“Years of Lyndon Johnson” — is not only one of the most stylishly written accounts of a modern U.S. election but is also an electrifying thriller. COURTESY OF AMAZON

‘Landslide Lyndon’: Robert Caro’s accounts of a president with a penchant for showmanship and voter fraud

By John Vaaler October 29, 2020
“Years of Lyndon Johnson” is not only one of the most stylishly written accounts of a modern U.S. election but is also an electrifying thriller. 

The Librarian is in: ‘100 Times’

By Katrina Spencer September 10, 2020
“100 Times” by Chavisa Woods is a compilation of autobiographical vignettes in which the author tells of the many times she has been sexually harassed, assaulted and/or discriminated against.
Treatises on non-romantic matters of the heart

Treatises on non-romantic matters of the heart

By JOHN VAALER April 22, 2020
These three book recommendations offer action, thrill, research, and of course, love and relationships in their various forms.
Stack of books with a side of strawberries and house plant.

A quarantine reading list for the lonely

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR April 16, 2020
These six books deal with feelings of isolation, grief, confusion and interdependence that many may be experiencing while social distancing.
Book Review: 'The Raj Quartet'

Book Review: ‘The Raj Quartet’

By JOHN VAALER April 2, 2020
Paul Scott's series about the last days British Crown rule in India tackles racism and colonialism with action, beautiful prose and dark humor.
An ode to Wodehouse

An ode to Wodehouse

By JOHN VAALER March 5, 2020
Two generations after his death, P.G. Wodehouse's smart, funny, character-driven prose deserves a revisit.
'Quicksand': If 'Gossip Girl' went courtroom drama

‘Quicksand’: If ‘Gossip Girl’ went courtroom drama

By ELSA KORPI February 13, 2020
Set in Stockholm, Malin Persson Giolito's novel details a murder trial, highlighting the role of class in its narration.

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER September 20, 2018
Katrina Spencer shares her thoughts on a work she describes as both a bildungsroman and a memoir.
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