Friday, May 17, 2013

Freading author Matti Friedman has received the 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible



Freading author Matti Friedman has received the 2013 Sophie Brody Medal for The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible


A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex.
Journalist Matti Friedman's true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how and why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing. It's a tale that involves grizzled secret agents, pious clergymen, shrewd antiquities collectors, and highly placed national figures who, as it turns out, would do anything to get their hands on an ancient, decaying book. What it reveals are uncomfortable truths about greed, state cover-ups, and the fascinating role of historical treasures in creating a national identity.


The Sophie Brody Medal, awarded by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), demonstrates the importance of learning and memory in Jewish culture.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties by Pamela Jane & Deborah Guyol


PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND KITTIES
Chick lit meets kit lit! What if Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was told from a cat's point of view? This hilarious mash-up by children's author Pamela Jane and photographer Deborah Guyol spins a fresh, quirky take on two of the things we just can't get enough of: classic cats and classic Jane.
Pride and Prejudice and Kitties juxtaposes wacky photos of cats with the wicked humor of Jane Austin.

Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is a book for cat-lovers, Austen-lovers, and people who love to laugh-in other words, just about everyone. The adorable meets the absurd! With 100 color photos of adorable cats.

Download Pride and Prejudice and Kitties and thousands of other great books today from your library's Freading eBook database.




Thursday, May 9, 2013

Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt now available in Freading


IS THIS TOMORROW
Another great read from bestselling author Caroline Leavitt!


When someone disappears, what happens to the people who are left behind? This is the central, heartbreaking question in Caroline Leavitt's exquisite new book. With characters so real they feel technicolor, a plot that beats like a racing pulse, and prose so lovely that sometimes I found myself repeating the words out loud, Is This Tomorrow is the novel you need to read today." --Jodi Picoult 

"Leavitt has a way of crafting the loveliest novels out of tragedy ... It's her examination of loss, grief, and disappointment that will engross readers." --Booklist

"This tale of domestic suspense builds to a shocking climax and will appeal to anyone immersed in suburban lore." --Library Journal



 Download your copy today from your library's Freading site.

Also available, Pictures of You.



Friday, May 3, 2013

Hard Ground: Woods Cop Stories by Joseph Heywood: PW Pick Best New Books for the Week of May 6, 2013

Hard Ground: Woods Cop Stories by Joseph Heywood has been selected as a  Publisher's Weekly Pick for: The Best New Books for the Week of May 6, 2013.

Hard Ground is a treasure chest of stories for lovers of the outdoors, fans of smart crime fiction, and, of course, the legions of Joseph Heywood fans. Featuring the game-warden colleagues of Woods Cop star Grady Service, the tales in this collection follow the men and women patrolling Michigan’s wilds as they encounter everything from poachers determined to defend their kills with deadly resistance to drug pushers selling their wares at an Elvis Convention camping retreat. These twenty-plus stories will delight Heywood fans and entice any reader who loves stories about the great outdoors or law-and-order. 
As an added bonus, one story features Woods Cop protagonist Grady Service early in his career, while another story stars Heywood's new series protagonist Lute Bapcat.

Download your copy on Tuesday, May 7th from your library's Freading eBook database.
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