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New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONNEAR DARK by Brad ThorTHE ORDER by Daniel SilvaWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensTHE VANISHING HALF by Brit BennettTHE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONTOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH by Mary L. TrumpTHE...

Photo and a Poem: July 31, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020Photo by Linda Ohlson Graham Edges of a DreamA Poem by Marylou Mansfield Chills from night airinvite a second blanket,drawn and tuckedaround the desire to sleep. A lazy settling into bedded impressions,foster imagery to form and filter the body. As one’s...

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Hot! Hot! Hot! Yes, we have new books, not only eBooks but also real-life hard copy books! These are so hot they will be going fast, so put them on hold now. A Burning by Megha Majumdar. A powerful novel that follows the intertwined fates of three characters in modern...

Photo and a Poem: July 24, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020Photo by Stephen Borkowski UntitledA Poem by Hilde Oleson Here comes the day. The dark sky is moving over.  Light is moving in, My brain stirs too. I feel you, life, even though I do now know my destiny. I feel a push, a thrust, a drag of my reluctant...

Photo and a Poem: July 17, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020Photo by Jim Cornell HummingbirdA Poem by Jim Cornell Have you ever tried toPhotograph a hummingbirdIn flightIt flits, and jibs and jabsJumps and dipsy do’s Sometimes to the eyesAlso, to the lensFour wings appear to helpIt hover thereA buzzing from...

Photo and a Poem: July 10, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020Photo by Krasimira Banova Wild SideA Poem by Katharyn Howd Machan Off the straight and narrow.Outside the crayon lines.Dancing far beyond the darkletters of loud one-way signs.Up on a stage, glitter high heels clickingagainst a gasp that contains and...

Photo and a Poem: July 3, 2020

Photo and a Poem: July 3, 2020

July 3, 2020Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou True searchers tell tales of mermaids in the mistSaved are the seekers on their everlasting questTruth of tale we will never know Enlightened are these souls above and below To submit your own photo or...

Nan’s New Book Highlights

Nan’s “Pride is Forever!” Book Highlights

Nan’s List of LGBTQ Books That You Might Have Missed Although June is over, pride goes on forever – and it’s always good to have LGBTQ books with you on the journey. Here are some recent notable books that might not have been on your radar (all of them available from...

Photo and a Poem: June 26, 2020

Photo and a Poem: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020Photo by Richard Salmon Provincetown in JuneA Poem by Mark S. Peel The lengths of Commercial Street – East to West and vice versa - appear in visionsDespite the leafless trees and snow piles outside the window.Hope will make the mind do incredible things...

Photo and a Poem: June 19, 2020

Photo and a Poem: June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020Photo by Ed Meek White Crest Beach A Poem by Ed Meek Grains of sand tangle our hair as the ocean advancesup the beach behind our backsand water invades the inletsbetween our toes. I roll overonto my backand you kiss the saltoff my lips, your head looming...

A Black Lives Matter Reading List

A Black Lives Matter Reading List

A curated reading list created to inform readers about the Black Lives Matter movement, structural and institutional racism, and what work needs to be done to dismantle white sua curated collection of titles complied to help inform readers about the Black...

Photo and a Poem: June 12, 2020

Photo and a Poem: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020Photo by Jason Brown BeginningsA Poem by Linda Ohlson Graham Beginnings from creation breathe peace and joy and balance.They are what REAL-ity is made of. Humanity chooses.Breathing : How conscious we are in each moment (of...

Photo and a Poem: June 5, 2020

Photo and a Poem: June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020Photo by Krasmira Banova On the BeachA Poem by Neil Silberblatt The wind was howling this morning,as it is wont to do.So, of course, I howled backas I am want of mind. We went at this, the wind and I,for half an hour,exchanging blows.Each trying to get in...