Tuesday, March 22, 2022

New Books This Week @ the Millburn Free Public Library









Featured Title:

French Braid

by Anne Tyler

Tyler's 24th novel offers a wide-angle view of a Baltimore family across five decades. At the center of the novel is the marriage between Robin and Mercy Garrett. As their children grow up and leave the house, Mercy rents an artist's studio to pursue her long-stifled dream. Gradually she moves more and more of her possessions there but keeps news of the separation from her children. Matters reach a head at the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. Then the pandemic arrives, changing the family dynamic.


French Braid is a quietly subversive novel, tackling fundamental assumptions about womanhood, motherhood and female aging." —Jennifer Haigh, New York Times


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Featured Title:

Just Try One Bite

by Adam Mansbach

Mansbach, the author of the bestselling Go the **** to Sleep, teams up with Camila Alves McConaughey for a new picture book about the challenges of trying to get picky eaters to consume a healthy diet. In a reversal of the usual state of affairs, it is the children in this book who are determined to get their parents to put down the ice cream, cake, and chicken fried steak to just try one bite of healthy whole foods. But it's harder than it looks when these over-the-top gagging, picky parents refuse to give things like broccoli and kale a chance.


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This Book is Not for You

by Shannon Hale

I'm Not Small

by Nina Crews

Doggo and Pupper Save the World

by Katherine Applegate







Featured Title:

Kiss & Tell

by Adib Khorram

Hunter is the only gay member of Kiss & Tell, a successful boy band. Just before going on tour, he has a very painful breakup with his first boyfriend–leaked sexts, public heartbreak, and all. Now everyone expects him to play the perfect queer role model for teens. But Hunter isn’t really sure what being the perfect queer kid even means. Does it include a new relationship with Kaivan, the drummer for the band opening for K&T on tour? He hopes so. But when The Label finds out about Hunter and Kaivan, it spells trouble.


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Ebooks, audiobooks & more available via Libby/Overdrive

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, magazines, and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. Indie Flix, Great Courses, and Universal Class have recently been added to Libby.

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Hoopla offers movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and video to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone. Access with your library card. There's never a wait list.

This week's featured Hoopla title is the audiobook of Stewart O'Nan's Ocean State. This novel opens with a murder and then reconstructs the events that led to the act of violence. The murderer Angel, her mother Carol, and the victim Birdy, all come alive on the page as they converge in a climax both tragic and inevitable. Watching over it all is the retrospective testimony of Angel's younger sister Marie, who reflects on that doomed autumn of 2009. Propulsive, moving, and deeply rendered.

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The New York Times

Read The New York Times online, free with your Millburn Library card, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes access to the archives from 1861 to the present.

Contact the library by calling (973-376-1006), texting (973-988-4228), emailing, or stopping in to request access. Have your library card number ready!



The Wall Street Journal

Read The Wall Street Journal online, free with your Millburn Library card, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Contact the library by calling (973-376-1006), texting (973-988-4228), emailing, or stopping in to request access. Have your library card number ready!





Stream thousands of critically acclaimed independent films. There is never a wait. Titles include Oscar winners "Moonlight" and "On Golden Pond" as well as classics including "Chinatown," "A Room with A View," and "Roman Holiday." Access Kanopy here.



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