the witch of lime street

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher (Crown Publishers, 2015) The 1920s may elicit feelings of nostalgic glamour, but it was a time of emotional desperation for a country recovering from the enormous losses World War I. It’s no wonder that…

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the cauliflower by nicola barker

Sri Ramakrishna is a guru, perhaps godly and wise or maybe just desperate and crazy. Hriday, the guru’s caretaker, seems to think the latter but insists his uncle is the former – convincing the reader this story is really worth listening to. I’m not so certain. Barker’s new novel has…

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the library at mount char

This is Scott Hawkins first novel and he’s likely to become a popular author for fantasy readers. To be honest, I’ve read very little in this genre, or science fiction, but was curious about the story. Carolyn is a Librarian – but not the human kind. With training from Father…

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resource list from dance faculty interviews

For the past year I have been working on a research project to understand the information needs of dance faculty in higher education, thanks in part to a research grant from the ALAO Research and Publications Committee and the support of two librarians, Alan Green at The Ohio State University and Sara MacDonald…

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