Monday, March 30, 2015

What a busy March... Let's catch up...Canada Reads 2015


In vignettes that shift back and forth between past and present, Ru tells the story of a young woman forced to leave her Saigon home during the Vietnam War. In spare, luminous prose, Kim Thúy traces the woman's journey from childhood in an affluent Saigon neighbourhood to youth in a crowded Malaysian refugee camp and then to Quebec, where she struggles to fit in -- all aspects of the author's own life story.

In 2012, Ru was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Asian Literary Prize. It won the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction in 2010, and the Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre de Montréal.


Cameron Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Previously, he was a Festival programmer for eleven years. Toronto Life has named him one of Toronto's 50 Most Influential People three years in a row. For many years, Bailey was a writer and broadcaster on film.


Kim Thúy left Vietnam as a boat person when she was ten years old. She has worked as a seamstress, an interpreter, a lawyer, a restaurant owner and chef. Her first novel, Ru, has been published in twenty countries. Her most recent novel is Mãn. Thúy lives in Montreal, where she devotes herself to writing.


Sheila Fischman is one of Canada's most celebrated translators. She has translated more than 150 Quebec novels into English, including both of Kim Thúy's novels, Ru and Mãn, as well as books by such noted authors as Gaétan Soucy, Jacques Poulin, Anne Hébert, Michel Tremblay and Pascale Quiviger.

All this information is from the CBC website.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's that time of year.....

Are you planning a Wedding? Come to the Lincoln Public Library and see how we can help with one of our books!

Check out the Amish Book Display at Fleming Library

Amish Books are very popular at the Lincoln Public Library

Have you ever read any of  Beverley Lewis' novels and wondered if they were any more books out there similar to her style?  At the Lincoln Public Library we have a few authors that you may be interested in reading.

  •    Erin Bates

·         Wanda E. Brunstetter


·         Linda Byler


·         Linda Castillo


·         Vannetta Chapman


·         Mindy Starns Clark


·         Amy Clipston


·         Lori Copeland


·         Dale W Cramer


·         Jerry S. Eicher


·         Suzanne Woods Fisher


·         Amanda Flower


·         Tricia Goyer


·         Shelley Gray


·         B.J Hoff


·         Cynthia Keller


·         Irvin Kelly


·         Naomi King


·         Rosalind Lauer


·         Beverly Lewis


·         Kate Lloyd


·         Beth Wiseman


·         Cindy Woodsmall


Great Read Aloud Books to Enjoy with your Children, Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews

 Great Read Aloud Books to enjoy with your Children,

Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews


Funny Read Alouds complied by Children's Librarians


999 Frogs Wake up by Ken Kimura

Bark George by Jules Feiffer

Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Hallowiener by Dav Pilkey

I'm a Shark by Bob Shea

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Is Everyone Ready for Fun by Jan Thomas

The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster by Alice Flaherty

Merry Christmas Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood

My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman

Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley

Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munch

Swamp Water by Robert Munch

Teacher is a Monster by Peter Brown

The Book that Eats People by  John Perry

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin



These books are available at the Lincoln Public Library.

 If you have any more suggestions, please comment!