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The Evening and the Morning (and more)

Ken Follett’s long-awaited The Evening and the Morning hit library shelves today, September 15. This prequel to The Pillars of the Earth creates a new beginning to the Kingsbridge cycle, the hugely popular series that ignited an interest in history for many readers. The Pillars of the Earth centered on the building of a cathedral in an English town and its successors span the centuries of the town following the cathedral’s completion.

Summer Debut Fiction

While reading a new book from a favorite author is always something to look forward to, there's also something wonderful about the discovery of something brand new. This summer has been full of debuts, with many still coming. Take a look at these titles from first-time novelists that were published in July and August, featuring selections from both Dundee and Randall Oaks libraries.

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New Adult Fiction

Just because libraries and bookstores were physically closed for months, that didn’t stop large numbers of books from being published during the lockdown period. Now that we’re back at Dundee, our Technical Services department has been working hard to process all the books on order that came out during that closure and since we’ve opened for curbside. Here’s a sampling of some of the new novels that have recently hit the shelves while you haven’t been able to browse.

Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies.

Fiction You Might Have Missed

Now that FRVPLD has begun delivery service, maybe you're ready to give your Kindle or iPad a rest and are itching to pick up a physical book again. Here are some fiction titles that were released in the weeks leading up to our closure that maybe you didn't have a chance to take a look at. These books are all available on the shelf at the time of writing. Place your holds now to have them delivered to your doorstop!

Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison passed away Monday, August 5, and the literary world lost one of its greats. There's not much to add that hasn't been said already in the countless tributes to Morrison today, but her work touched many lives, FRVPLD staff and patrons amongst them. 

Randall Oaks Staff Favorites of 2018

You’ve seen enough “Best Of” lists for 2018 by now, so the Randall Oaks staff thought we’d just share some of our favorites, whether they're critically lauded or not. Here’s a sampling of books and movies that came out last year that we enjoyed for various reasons- they made us think, they made us cry, they were just plain fun, etc.

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