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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

Spotlight on MSBA: The Girl from the Sea

This week kicks off a series of posts spotlighting some of the books featured on this year's Maine Student Book Award list. To discover...

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea

If you find her, beware. If you find her, be keen. She'll sing you into madness or grant you one dream. Secrets she knows, sorrow she...

The Legend of Auntie Po

Pride Month is a wonderful time to take a closer look at some of the narratives by LGBTQIA+ authors and illustrators that share both a...

Living With Viola

Every form of art or genre of literature has its benefits, its way of conveying something that perhaps could not be done so well through...

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Black History Month, as a recognized annual celebration, ends on February 28th, but thankfully none...

The Beatryce Prophecy

The goat. The goat was in his heart, too. Seemingly, the heart could hold an untold amount of things—letters and people and goats and...

The Book of Magic

Readers, what do you do when a series comes to an end? How do you feel? Where do you turn next in the altered literary landscape?...

Dear Memory

Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence and Grief Years ago, before my father died, he asked if I would like to have the letters his...

Garlic & the Vampire

It's almost Halloween, and there's nothing scarier than vampires to haunt the pages of a graphic novel... or is there? Bree Paulsen's...

The Night She Disappeared

A question for our times: what kind of literature was produced during the COVID-19 pandemic? While many of the books published in the...

A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes

Librarian confession: One Hundred Years of Solitude was one of those books that I remember from high school with a shudder, no doubt...

London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency

"We had been through turmoil and upheaval, a national crisis that rocked our confidence and made us question our priorities, but once all...

The Many Ways of Accessing Austen

Yes, Austentatious is a word. In the publishing world at least. There are countless "classic" writers around the world, revered for...

The Last Garden in England

I remember once reading an interview by author Kate Morton in which she shared, "I love stories in which the house is more than a...

Seed to Dust

"These ordinary days are delightful; they are what our lives are made of, like arches on a bridge." Can the words of a writer make us see...

Brood

"Sometimes I think of the unbroken line of women, all of the mothers, that ends finally with me—the whole of them wielding forms and...

Notes on Grief

"'Never' has come to stay. 'Never' feels so unfairly punitive. For the rest of my life, I will live with my hands outstretched for things...

 

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