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Fairfield What Are You Reading?

Fairfield What Are You Reading?

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Welcome to Fairfield What Are You Reading? We are Fairfield Public Library staff in Fairfield, CT and we love reading. Join us each month as we gather together for a conversation about what we're reading, what we've just finished, what we're excited about coming soon. Most of the books will be new. The mood of this podcast is relaxed. Imagine you come into the library, ask a librarian for a next great read, and a couple more people stop by and soon everyone is trading their favorite new reads.
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Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air

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Episode 23: Recovering Friend, Endless Moon, and a new 1950's PI
Episode 23: Recovering Friend, Endless Moon, and a new 1950's PI
Fairfield Public Library's monthly podcast helps you find your next great read. Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT fairfieldpubliclibrary.org Podcast host: Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services Guests: Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian and Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services Thanks to our podcast editor Max Berryman for making us sound great! This month's FPL staff picks: Mary Coe: Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry Hang the Moon by Jeanette Walls Hester by Lori Lico Albanese House is on Fire Rachel Beanland (also by this author Florence Adler Swims Forever) Hundred Waters by Lauren Acampora The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama Jennifer Laseman: Gilded and Cursed by Marissa Meyer All of Us Villains and All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman Belladonna by Adalyn Grace The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson Philip Bahr: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Lavender House (Andy Mills, #1) by Lev A.C. Rosen Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune (April 2023) Notes on Complexity by Neil Theise (May 2023)
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January 31, 2023
Episode 22: Our Favorite Books for 2022
Episode 22: Our Favorite Books for 2022
Fairfield Public Library's monthly podcast helps you find your next great read. Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT fairfieldpubliclibrary.org December 2022: Our Favorite Books for 2022 Podcast host: Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services Library Staff Guests: Scott Jarzombek, Town Librarian Breathe: A Life in Flow by Rickson Gracie, Peter Maguire Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Series by Richard Osman: The Thursday Murder Club The Man Who Died Twice The Bullet That Missed Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Emily Muller, Children's Librarian Those Kids from Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire Jan Fisher, Deputy Library Director An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron & Clint Howard To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Jessica Stevens, Woods Adult Services Librarian Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid Linda Quinn, Adult Services Library Associate When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill Stefanie Bergstrom, Woods Children's Librarian A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin Bathe the Cat by Alice McGinty and David Roberts This Story is Not About a Kitten by Randall de Seve and Carson Ellis Elaine Barrie , Adult Services Librarian Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris The Guest List by Lucy Foley Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh Leslie Hagel The Measure by Nikki Erlick Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Mary Coe, Woods Adult Services Librarian Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono Susan Balla, Circulation Manager Yonder by Jabari Asim Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services My Nest of Silence by Matt Faulkner They Called Us Enemy by George Takei Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune 2022 One Book One Town conversation with author T.J. Klune Thanks to our podcast editor Max Berryman for making us sound great!
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December 19, 2022
Episode 21: Older Female Assassins, Connelly's Characters Collide, and Marmee's Perspective
Episode 21: Older Female Assassins, Connelly's Characters Collide, and Marmee's Perspective
Fairfield Public Library's monthly podcast helps you find your next great read. Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT fairfieldpubliclibrary.org Podcast host: Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services Guests: Susan Balla, Circulation Supervisor; Linda Quinn, Adult Services Library Associate, and Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Thanks to our podcast editor Max Berryman for making us sound great! This month's FPL staff picks: Susan Balla, Circulation Manager Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, The Nazi’s Fortress Prison by Ben Macintyre Few other titles by Ben Macintyre: Operation Mincemeat Double Cross Agent Sonya Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose #6 in the Wrexford & Sloane Mystery Series. First in series is Murder on Black Swan Lane Little Eve by Catriona Ward Other titles by Catriona Ward: The Last House on Needless Street Sundial American Midnight: Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis, 1917-1921 by Adam Hochschild Some other titles by Hochschild: King Leopold’s Ghost To End All Wars The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner Author of The Lost Apothecary Weyward by Emilia Hart (debut) Linda Quinn, Adult Services Library Associate Anywhere You Run by Wanda Morris Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck Series follow-ups: Desert Star by Michael Connelly  (Ballard and Bosch) Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith (Cormoran Strike) Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson (sequel to The Kind Worth Killing) Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik (third in trilogy) Mentioned local authors: Juliette Brisman (A Heart Returned) Valerie Walsh (Shattered to the Core) Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman Marmee by Sarah Miller Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout Anywhere You Run by Wanda Morris All Her Little Secrets by Wanda Morris Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye by Ivan Maisel
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November 09, 2022
Episode 20: Gulf Stories, Circling Narcissists, and Marjorie Post's Life
Episode 20: Gulf Stories, Circling Narcissists, and Marjorie Post's Life
Fairfield Public Library's monthly podcast helps you find your next great read.  Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT This month we welcome our new podcast editor, Max Berryman. Welcome and thanks Max for making us sound great! This month's FPL staff picks: Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and the Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast by Kirk Wallace Johnson The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack Davis also mentioned: Finding Me by Viola Davis (audiobook) Jessica Stevens, Branch Adult Services Librarian Surrounded by Narcissists by Thomas Erikson The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid also mentioned: Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid Growing Up Getty: The Story of America's Most Unconventional Dynasty by James Reginato Elaine Barrie, Adult Services Librarian The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gramus Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: stories by Alice Munro (The short story is "Queenie") Philip Bahr, Podcast Host and Head of Adult Services The Measure by Nikki Erlick Heat Wave (The Extraordinaries #3) by TJ Klune
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October 05, 2022
Episode 19: Children's Summer Reading, Science is Magic, and Inclusive Fantasy
Episode 19: Children's Summer Reading, Science is Magic, and Inclusive Fantasy
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/childrens/ https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser The Science Spell Book Magical Experiments For Kids by Cara Florance Odder- Katherine Applegate Library Girl by Karen Henry Clark Stefanie Bergstrom, Woods Branch Children's Librarian The Witchlings by Claribel Ortega The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton Coming soon: A Taste of Magic by J. Elle
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August 17, 2022
Episode 18: Rom-Com, End Date, and Three Sisters
Episode 18: Rom-Com, End Date, and Three Sisters
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? A Memoir by Séamas O’Reilly Madhouse at the End of the Earth: the Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager Trust by Hernan Diaz Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto Looking forward to: Thank you for listening by Julia Whelan Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendship by Nina Totenerg The Audies (Audiobook Awards): audiopub.org/members/audies Read for Joy: Katherine Center https://youtu.be/7VVyUA4dTAw Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark Meant to Be by Emily Giffin The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill  Coming soon: Eyes Turned Skyward by Alena Dillon / October 18, 2022 / William Morrow The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell / September 6, 2022 / Knopf Shrines of Gaiety by Atkinson / September 27, 2022 / Doubleday Leslie Hagel, Reference Librarian Last Call at the Nightingale by  Katherine Schellman The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White Tell Us No Secrets by Siena Sterling The Measure by Nikki Erlick The It Girl by Ruth Ware The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda The Bodyguard by Katherine Center Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
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July 22, 2022
Episode 17: Time Travel, Telegraph Club, and Challenges
Episode 17: Time Travel, Telegraph Club, and Challenges
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros Loveless by Alice Oseman Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo Little Thieves by Margaret Owen Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner Beach Read by Emily Henry Book Lovers by Emily Henry Blood Sugar by Sasha Rothchild This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub Songbirds by Christy Lefteri The Change by Kirsten Miller Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth The Vanishing Museum on Rue Mistral by M.L. Longworth Did Your Hear Mammy Died? By Seamus O’Reilly Warming Up with Julia Child by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz (if you're missing HBOMax's Julia) Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner Philip Bahr, podcast host and Head of Adult Services United Against Book Bans: https://uniteagainstbookbans.org/ American Library Association's press release on censoring efforts: https://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2021/11/american-library-association-opposes-widespread-efforts-censor-books-us Before Her (part of The One) by Jacqueline Woodson Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran (audiobook) (Reel Charlie blog) A Do-Si-Do With Death (Stan Kraychik Mystery Book 7) by Grant Michaels (Queer Writers of Crime podcast)
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June 08, 2022
Episode 16: Adventures on the Nile, Sweet Reads, and hoopla Gems
Episode 16: Adventures on the Nile, Sweet Reads, and hoopla Gems
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Susan Balla, Circulation Manager River of The Gods: Genius, Courage, And Betrayal In The Search For The Source Of The Nile by Candice Millard Also by Candice Millard: Destiny of The Republic: A Tale Of Madness, Medicine And The Murder Of A President The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Hero of The Republic: The Boer War, A Daring Escape And The Making of Winston Churchill _______________________________________________________________ Danger On The Atlantic (A Jane Wunderly Mystery #3) by Erica Ruth Neubauer The Marlowe Murder Club by Robert Thorogood Murder Most Grave by G.A. Mckevett Elektra by Jennifer Saint The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, A Founding Fathers Disgraced Descendant, And A Trial At The Dawn Of Tabloid Journalism by Bill Shaffer Due Out In July: Wayward Children Series by Seanan Mcguire Coming Out Late In The Year: The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot To Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch Winter's End: A Mystery (Alaska Wild #4) by Paige Shelton The Mitford Affair : A Novel by Marie Benedict Linda Quinn, Adult Services Associate Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley Flying Solo by Linda Holmes Upgrade by Blake Crouch Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci Unprotected by Billy Porter How do I Un-Remember This by Danny Pellegrino Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services, Podcast Host Unprotected by Billy Porter The Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss
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May 12, 2022
Episode 15: Giraffes, Bob, and a Couple of Romances
Episode 15: Giraffes, Bob, and a Couple of Romances
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Sister Stardust by Jane Green The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian (May 2022) It All Comes Down to This by Therese Anne Fowler (June 2022) Leslie Hagel, Adult Services Librarian In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn The Candy House by Jennifer Egan The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez The Bookwoman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle Richardson Love Marriage by Monica Ali Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services The Ride Of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts  (2020) Audiobook narrated by Tavia Gilbert The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate (2020) Audiobook narrated by Danny DeVito The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (2020) The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson (2019) Audiobook narrated by Katie Schorr Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services and podcast host Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
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April 06, 2022
Episode 14: Special Event - Author Event One Book One Town (OBOT): TJ Klune
Episode 14: Special Event - Author Event One Book One Town (OBOT): TJ Klune
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Welcome to a special edition of Fairfield, What Are You Reading? Each year Fairfield Public Library creates a One Book One Town event for Fairfield, Connecticut. This year the committee (comprised of library staff, local university and bookstore staff, and others) selected TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea. From the publisher, “The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.” On March 1, 2022 Fairfield Public Library hosted an evening (in-person and remote) with author TJ Klune. This podcast episode is the interview portion of the evening as TJ sat down with me for a one-on-one deep dive into his life and work. I'm Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services at the library. I was extremely honored to interview TJ. Please enjoy this portion of our One Book One Town signature event. To view the entire evening, click below for the YouTube recording: https://youtu.be/1VD0KM4-HOY And now, curl up, and enjoy our 2022 OBOT author TJ Klune.
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March 04, 2022
Episode 13: One Book One Town (OBOT): The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Episode 13: One Book One Town (OBOT): The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian and OBOT co-chair Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services and OBOT member Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian and OBOT co-chair 2022: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/ TJ Klune's website: http://www.tjklunebooks.com/ OBOT History: https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/history/ Previous OBOT selections: 2008: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Reling 2009: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick 2010: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea 2011: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer 2012: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf 2013: Wonder by R. J. Palacio 2014: A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett 2015: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 2016: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson 2017: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe & A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers (no OBOT in 2018) 2019: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson 2020: Running With Sherman by Christopher McDougall 2021: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
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February 06, 2022
Episode 12: Children's Lit: Newbery Nominees, Dragons, and a Japanese Adventure
Episode 12: Children's Lit: Newbery Nominees, Dragons, and a Japanese Adventure
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly, Ice Dragon vol 6 by Jordan Quinn Northwind by Gary Paulsen Stefanie Bergstrom, Branch Children's Services Librarian The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate Dicamillo Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca – It did win a Newbery honor! Youth Media Awards: https://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards Emily Muller, Children's Services Librarian Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba (Author), Miho Satake (Illustrator), Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator) Tidesong by Wendy Xu Winter Reading Challenge: https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/winter-reading/
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January 27, 2022
Episode 11: Our Favorite Books for 2021
Episode 11: Our Favorite Books for 2021
Join us as we celebrate 2021 and all the great reads from this past year - what books inspired, informed, and made us smile this year.  https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Linda Quinn, Adult Services: Billy Summers by Stephen King Lightning Strike: A Novel by William Kent Krueger Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune Gilded by Marissa Meyer Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght Emily Muller, Children's Librarian The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan City of Secrets by Victoria Ying City of Illusion by Victoria Ying Claudia Silk, Adult Services Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Henry The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Jessica Stevens, Adult Services The Adventurer's Son by Roman Dial Philip Bahr, Adult Services and podcast host Alec: A Novel by William di Canzio   Lies With Man (Henry Rios Mystery #3 by Michael Nava  The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett  Mary Coe, Adult Services In Memoriam: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting by Mary Gauthier  The Other Black Girl: A Novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris  The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles  Leslie Hagel, Adult Services Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune The Guncle by Stephen Rowley The Reading List: A Novel by Sara Nisha Adams Seven Days in June by Tia Williams All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris The Family by Naomi Krupitsky Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr  Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe  Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me? by Kevin Nealon  Caste by Isabel Wilkerson  Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner  The Happiest Girl in the World: A Novel by Alena Dillon  While Justice Sleeps by Stacy Abrams Tamara Lyhne, Children's Services Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac  Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic (Vol 4) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good as Gold (Whatever After) by Sarah Mlynowski  Stefanie Bergstrom, Children's Services Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile  Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci  Scott Jarzombek, Town Librarian Breathe: A Life in Flow by Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood by Mark A. Torres I'm Not Holding Your Coat: My Bruises-and-All Memoir of Punk Rock Rebellion by Nancy Barile Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
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December 22, 2021
Episode 10: Mathew Pearl's Jemima Boone, Taylor Jenkins Reid's Collection, and Stanley Tucci
Episode 10: Mathew Pearl's Jemima Boone, Taylor Jenkins Reid's Collection, and Stanley Tucci
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Susan Balla, Circulation Supervisor The Taking of Jemima Boone by Mathew Pearl Read a-likes: The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer The Lincoln Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer Devil In The White City by Erik Larson Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson The Splendid And The Vile by Erik Larson Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase For Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson Bloody Crimes: The Funeral Of Abraham Lincoln And The Chase For Jefferson Davis by James L. Swanson The Heron’s Cry: A Detective Matthew Venn Novel (#2 In Series) by Ann Cleeves Yonder by Jabari Asim (due out in January) A Flicker In The Dark by Stacy Willingham (due out in January) Murder On An Irish Farm (An Irish Village Mystery #8) by Carlene O’Connor (due out in February) Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian The Family by Naomi Krupitski Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray Violetta by Isabel Allende (due out in January) These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Jessica Stevens, Branch Reference Librarian Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Philip Bahr, podcast host and Head of Adult Services How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived by Leslie Jordan  The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert 
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November 10, 2021
Episode 9: October Thrillers, Non-fiction, and Time's 100 Best YA Books of All Time
Episode 9: October Thrillers, Non-fiction, and Time's 100 Best YA Books of All Time
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Adult Non-fiction: Fuzz: When nature breaks the law by Mary Roach How y'all doing? Misadventures and mischief from a life well lived by Leslie Jordan (audiobook: read by Leslie Jordan) Adult Fiction: Leave the world behind by Rumaan Alam Heron's Cry (Book 2, Detective Matthew Venn series) by Ann Cleeves Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services Graceling by Kristin Cashore Sycthe by Neal Shusterman Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Time's 100 Best YA Books of All Time: https://time.com/collection/100-best-ya-books/ Linda Quinn, Adult Services Associate Main Deadly Education by Naomi Novik Last Graduate by Naomi Novik Cackle by Rachel Harrison My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones Witch Please by Ann Aguirre Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services, Podcast Host The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Bury Me in Shadows by Gregg Herren  Time YA: I'll Get There, It better be worth the trip by John Donovan The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Day of Dialog: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?event=library-journal-day-of-dialog-nyc-ve-spring
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October 21, 2021
Episode 8: Spooky Thrillers, TJ Klune, and Spotify Book Soundtracks
Episode 8: Spooky Thrillers, TJ Klune, and Spotify Book Soundtracks
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian The Great Glorious Goddamn of it All by Josh Ritter The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye by Ivan Maisel My Body is a Big Fat Temple: an ordinary story of pregnancy and early motherhood Still Life by Sarah Winman Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King Leslie Hagel, Part-Time Adult Services Librarian The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Survive the Night by Riley Sager Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr The Mother Next Door by Tara Laskowski Not a Happy Family by Shari LaPena Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Oh William by Elizabeth Strout These Precious Days by Ann Patchett Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services The Guncle by Stephen Rowley Alec by William di Canzio The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
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September 15, 2021
Episode 7: Children's Librarians, Middle Grade Reads, and #OwnVoices
Episode 7: Children's Librarians, Middle Grade Reads, and #OwnVoices
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services Glitter Gets Everywhere by Yvette Clark Coming soon: 8/31 Friends Forever by Shannon Hale art by LeUyen Pham 9/14 A Soft Place to Land By Janae Marks 9/14 What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Curie Stefanie Bergstrom, Branch Children's Librarian When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller Rez Dogs, Joseph Bruchac Coming soon: Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi & Juana Martinez-Neal It Fell From the Sky by The Fan Brothers (Smart Cookie by Jory John, lol) Emily Muller, Children's Librarian The Comeback by E. L. Shen The Elephant in the Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan Secrets of Camp Whatever by Chris Grine Coming soon: Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan City of Illusion by Victoria Ying Room to Dream by Kelly Yang Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
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August 12, 2021
Episode 6: Brat Pack Memoir, Cookbooks, and Summer Suspense Thrillers
Episode 6: Brat Pack Memoir, Cookbooks, and Summer Suspense Thrillers
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Helene Murtha, Town Librarian Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz Dream Girl by Laura Lippman Brat: An ‘80s Story by Andrew McCarthy I Will Judge You By Yout Bookshelf by Grant Snider Looking forward to: Nighthawks by Elly Griffith The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Oscan Jan Fisher, Deputy Town Librarian Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell Everyone in this Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin Mr. Met : How a sports-mad kid from Jersey became like family to generations of big leaguer by Jay Horowitz Tom Seaver : A Terrific Life by Bill Madden House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell Looking forward to: The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell A Line to Kill : A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery by Anthony Horowitz Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer Door to Door 7/6/2021: Anthony Horowitz and Jeffrey Archer in Conversation (YouTube) https://youtu.be/Bh9bgCv2UUU Jessica Stevens, Adult Services Branch Librarian Too Good To Be True by Carola Lovering GrowVeg: the beginners guide to easy vegetable gardening by Benedict Vanheems The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 family friendly recipes with surprisingly tasty twists by Kelly Senye Too Good to be True by Carola Lovering  Looking forward to: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis Matrix by Lauren Groff Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services; Podcast Host Later: My Life at the Edge of the World by Paul Lisicky All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe by Stefanie Posavec Looking forward to: Unprotected by Billy Porter
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July 19, 2021
Episode 5: Summer Reading, Advanced Reader Copies, and Pride
Episode 5: Summer Reading, Advanced Reader Copies, and Pride
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Sue Balla, Circulation Manager Anthony Doerr: • ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE • CLOUD CUCKOO LAND  Chris Bohjalian • HOUR OF THE WITCH Jennifer Saint • ARIADNE Grady Hendrix: • THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP Stuart Neville • THE HOUSE OF ASHES • GHOSTS OF BELFAST Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama Northern Spy by Flynn Berry Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny Lightning Strike by William Kent Kruegger Philip Bahr, host and Head of Adult Services New LGBTQ books for Pride 2021: Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire by Liz Brown The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel Stone Fruit by Lee Lai Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman After Francesco by Brian Malloy The Guncle by Steven Rowley One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters 
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June 15, 2021
Episode 3: Favorite Authors, Nature Non-fiction and a Thriller
Episode 3: Favorite Authors, Nature Non-fiction and a Thriller
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Helene Murtha, Town Librarian Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (referred to Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens) Every Last Fear by Alex Finley (referred to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold) The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (referred to The Mother In Lawby Sally Hepworth) Amy Peck, Head of Technical Services Owls of the eastern Ice : a quest to find and save the world’s largest owl by Jonathan Slaght (audiobook, read by author) Nomadland: surviving America in the 21st Century by Jessica Bruder (audiobook, read by Karen White) Series titles due out: Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves (book 2 of Two Rivers series; out Sept 7) Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache series; out Aug 24) Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson (Longmire series; out Sept. 21) Claudia Silk, Adult Services Librarian When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (Release date: June 1, 2021) The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (Release date: June 1, 2021) Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Release date: September 28, 2021) Philip Bahr, host and Head of Adult Services Lies With Man by Michael Nava (Henry Rios Mysteries #8) (Release date: April 27, 2021)
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May 17, 2021
Episode 4: Thrillers, Nutmegs, and Road Trips
Episode 4: Thrillers, Nutmegs, and Road Trips
Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jennifer Laseman, Head of Teen Services Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling The Girls I’ve Been By Tess Sharpe Linda Quinn, Reference Associate Falling by TJ Newman Hostage by Clare Mackintosh Mrs. March by Virginia Feito Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica Mary Coe, Branch Reference Librarian Mercy House by Alena Dillon The Happiest Girl in the World by Alena Dillon Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi (brief mention) The Searcher by Tana French Upcoming: When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash (September 21st) The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (October 5th) Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (September 28th) Philip Bahr, Head of Adult Services (host) Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us by Michael Koresky also discussed a film with Anne Bancroft: The Turning Point (1977)
31:02
May 17, 2021
Episode 2: Books, Graphic Novels, and Audiobooks
Episode 2: Books, Graphic Novels, and Audiobooks
Show notes: Fairfield Public Library Fairfield, CT https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/learning-and-research/find-a-good-book/ Jan's books: The Rib King  by Ladee Hubbard    Better Luck Next Time Julia Claiborne Johnson The Survivors by Jane Harper How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior   Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Trial of the Chicago Seven: The Official Transcript  Linda's books:  I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider Billie Holiday by Carlos Sampayo Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin by Emilie Plateau Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen Jessica's books: White Ivy by Susie Yang A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett Audie Awards for Audiobooks: https://www.audiopub.org/winners/2021-audies-1
28:41
March 22, 2021
Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air
Episode 1: One Book One Town 2021: Punching the Air
Welcome to our podcast. We are Fairfield Public Library staff in Fairfield, CT and we love to read. Join us monthly as we have a conversation about what we are reading, and what we are looking forward to in the near future. In this episode, we talk about our 2021 One Book, One Town selection, Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. https://fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/OBOT/
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February 19, 2021