Sunday, April 7, 2013
Tell us what you're reading right now using this nifty form on Patch!
As part of our ongoing Patch Reads program, we are actively seeking input from you on what you are reading right now. Fill out this form and tell us what you and your book clubs are reading and why. Then we'll share it with others so that we can all benefit from your book club recommendations.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Author, poet and JP resident Pablo Medina will continue the monthly Jamaica Plain Branch Library event a week from today.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Daynard's new novel, "The Midwife's Revolt," follows midwife Lizzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The award-winning short story and novel writer is taking part in the Jamaica Plain branch library's Writes & Invites series tonight.
American short story and novel writer Jennifer Haigh is the featured presenter at tonight's installment of JP Writes and Invites. Below is Jamaica Plain Branch Library's description of Haigh: The New York Times called Jennifer Haigh "an expert natural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters' humanity.” She is releasing a new book of short stories in January, "News From Heaven." Previously published are four critically acclaimed novels: "Faith," "The Condition," "Baker Towers" and "Mrs. Kimble." She currently lives in the Boston area. Haigh will appear tonight, Feb. 28 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. JP Writes and Invites is sponsored by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here are some of the hottest books flying off bookstore shelves this month.
What's on your "must read" list? For all you voracious readers out there, here's a look at some of the hottest books of February, according Barnes & Noble. "Inferno," by Dan Brown: This book doesn't even hit the shelves for three more months, but pre-orders make it one of the hottest books right now. Brown, of "Da Vinci Code" fame, will likely have another movie deal on his hands: About the book: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces…Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, …