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Leonard Cohen: In Memoriam

There's a lover in the story
But the story's still the same
There's a lullaby for suffering
And a paradox to blame
But it's written in the scriptures
And it's not some idle claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame.

- Leonard Cohen, “You Want it Darker”

Thanksgiving for Kids

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It's nearly Thanksgiving! A time for family, friends, togetherness, gratefulness, and hopefully, delicious pie! If you are looking for books to share with your family about the holiday, these are a few of my personal favorites. From previously unexplored and detailed looks at the first Thanksgiving to the reasons why the holiday is significant to us today, these books paint an engaging picture of a truly American holiday.

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Books to Be Thankful For

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The staff of Information Services are celebrating the books that have made an impact, big or small, on their lives this holiday season. Stop by the Information Desk this month to fill out a leaf with the titles you love.  

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Catching Up with the Classics: House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

After years of AP English and college lit courses, I pretty much eschewed reading “classic” literature for all of my 20s.  Like vegetables or exercise, it just seemed too good for me to possibly be enjoyable.  However, since it’s been almost a decade since I last had a reading assignment and smart books no longer have the tinge of “homework,” I’ve started exploring classics that have fallen into my reading blind spots.  Today I’ll highlight one of my favorite recent discoveries by the fabulous


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