Author of the Month: Robert Beatty

This month, we are highlighting one of our favorite up-and-coming children's authors, Robert Beatty. A Michigan State University graduate, Beatty began his career in the tech industry, ultimately becoming one of the early pioneers in cloud computing, but as his tech achievements grew, he never gave up on his love for writing. By the time…
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Author of the Month: Tommy Orange

This month's featured author, Tommy Orange, is new to the literary world, and sure to take the bestseller lists by storm. Orange's impressive debut, There, There,  follows twelve characters as they travel to the Big Oakland Powwow in Oakland, California. As the past and present unfolds, and stories of despair, addiction, hope and recovery converge, Orange offers…
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Express Collection

7 Day Books.  3 Day Movies.  Available for checkout now. Once the holds start building on a bestseller, it can be a while before that title lands on the new book shelves, ready for browsers to discover. If you are after a bestseller or new movie release, and aren’t loving the waiting lists, ELPL’s Express…
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Author of the Month: Paula McLain

This month's featured author is a historical fiction fan favorite known for her deeply evocative stories featuring oftentimes overshadowed women in history. Her book, The Paris Wife, brought Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway into the spotlight. Her follow-up novel, Circling the Sun, told the story of aviator and author, Beryl Markham, a woman admired…
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Author of the Month: Tomi Adeyemi

Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi, releases her debut novel this month, a YA Fantasy that melds West African mythology with themes of social justice and female empowerment. In the land of Orisha, Zélie Adebola has witnessed the near eradication of her people under the order of a ruthless king. A descendant of maji, 17-year-old Zélie discovers…
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Author of the Month: Meg Wolitzer

This month’s featured author is no stranger to literary fiction fans. Following her New York Times Bestselling book, The Interestings, and award nominated teen debut, Belzhar, Wolitzer returns this month with a new novel that is sure to strike a chord with anyone living in a university town. The Female Persuasion is a coming of…
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Let’s Make a Match!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and our ELPL Matchmakers (a.k.a. librarians) are standing by to help you find five items that you will love.  Simply fill out the Let's Make a Match form and receive a personalized list of new favorites within 72 hours…
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