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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
November 1, 2021

Well look at that – November 1st and it’s winter.  Seems like a good day to highlight a few more of our PPL Patron’s Choice book awards, in case you were looking for a reason to stay home and read.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


It looks like the library ghost took a quick detour from trick-or-treating last night to pop by the library and push another book off the shelf – Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews.

“Florence Darrow is a small-town striver who believes that she’s destined to become a celebrated writer. When she stumbles into the opportunity to become the assistant to “Maud Dixon,” a celebrated-but anonymous-novelist (think: Elena Ferrante), she believes that the universe is finally providing her big chance. The arrangement feels idyllic; Helen can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom on both writing and living. She even invites Florence along on a research trip to Morocco, where her new novel is set. Florence has never been out of the country before; maybe, she imagines, she’ll finally have something exciting to write about herself.

But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car crash, and Helen is dead, she begins to imagine what it might be like to ‘upgrade’ into not only Helen’s life, but also that of Helen’s bestselling pseudonym, Maud Dixon…”