Monday, October 18, 2010
The AARP Retirement Survival Guide: How to make smart financial decisions in good times and bad. By Julie Jason, published by Sterling.
Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage. By Eamon Javers, published by Harper.
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage. By Roger Martin, published by Harvard Business.
Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science That Makes Life Dismal. By Moshe Adler, published by New Press.
The End of Wall Street. By Roger Lowenstein, published by Penguin.
Pull: The Power of the Semantic Web to Transform your Business. By David Siegel, published by Portfolio.
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism. By Jocye Appleby, published by Norton.
Total Engagement: Using Games and Virtual Worlds to Change the Way People Work and Businesses Compete. By Byron Reeves and J. Leighton Read, published by Harvard Business.
War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire. By Sarah Ellison, published by Houghton.
Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World. By Linda Tarr-Whelan, published by Berrett-Koehler.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Finalists for Fiction
Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.)
Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (Coffee House Press)
Finalists for Nonfiction
John W. Dower, Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
(W.W. Norton & Co/The New Press )
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Finalists for Poetry
Kathleen Graber, The Eternal City (Princeton University Press)
Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Viking Penguin)
James Richardson, By the Numbers (Copper Canyon Press)
C.D. Wright, One with Others (Copper Canyon Press)
Monica Youn, Ignatz (Four Way Books)
Finalists for Young People's Literature
The winners in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature will be announced on
Laura McNeal, Dark Water (Alfred A. Knopf)
The Man Book Prize 2010 was awarded to Howard Jacobson, 68, for his comic novel "The Finkler Question".
Britain's most prestigious literary award is given each year to a novel by an author in Britain, Ireland or one of the Commonwealth nations. It comes with a check for about $80,000 and a big increase in book sales and publicity.
Howard Jacobson on taking comic novels seriously
(article in THE GUARDIAN, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010)
Synopsis of THE FINKLER QUESTION and brief author bio
Previous Booker Prize Winners
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
If you are a Hamden resident with a valid Hamden Library card, you can check out our free museum pass to the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"The show reveals the ways in which the table can be a domestic setting for families and feasts, as well as an intellectual space for ideas and history."
Exhibit website with pictures of some of the objects
Interactive Spode Website
Some of our newer books on dishes, table settings and the art
of dining (click on the covers for catalog links):