One of my favorite books is The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. It was Morrison's first novel (1970) and, when I read it, I knew that anyone who could write that well and with such penetrating insight was a special author, indeed.
A first novel very often is "the story" that a writer has been aching to tell. The reader will always find it interesting, no matter the flaws it may contain. And, besides, it's always exciting to discover and welcome a new author to your reading life. This month's "First Fiction 2010" display will introduce you to many truly exciting first authors who are publishing now.
A special ELPL reader alert: On January 27, 2011, a First Fiction book group will join our family of book discussion groups. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month, with its first selection being Cutting for Stones, by Abraham Verghese. Join us!
When you're checking out books and movies during November, be sure to peek at the wide array of diverse music CDs displayed on the counter in front of the Check Out Desk. Standing in line won't feel so onerous when you discover that you can also check out Sting ... Miles Davis ... Bjork ... Radiohead ... M.I.A. ... Tom Waits ... and on, and on, and on! The music collection contain everything from Afro-Pop to Zydeco, so check it out!
Did you have "fantasies of flight" when you were a child? What freedom that seemed ... to soar, arms outstretched, toward the horizon. November is Aviation History Month and we invite you to visit our display, which will reawaken your flights of fantasy about flying.