Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Reader's Shelf From Library Journal


Reading and living the Creative Life




I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
By Smith, Dodie
2003-03 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312316167 Check Our Catalog

I Capture the Castle tells the story of 17-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. During eight turbulent months in 1934, she fills three diaries with funny yet poignant entries and manages to find herself hopelessly in love. …More


Bel Canto
Bel Canto
By Patchett, Ann
2008-06 - Harper Perennial
9780061565311 Check Our Catalog

"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. …More


Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
By McEwan, Ian
2012-11 - Nan A. Talese
9780385536820 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth." …More


The Artist's Way
The Artist's Way
By Cameron, Julia
2002-03 - Tarcher
9781585421466 Check Our Catalog

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of a book that has helped millions discover and cultivate their creative selves, this edition is updated and expanded and reframes "The Artist's Way" for a new century. …More


The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
By Tharp, Twyla
2006-01 - Simon & Schuster
9780743235273 Check Our Catalog

This inspiring, encouraging guide will show every reader--from the author facing a bad case of writer's block, to the business person looking to secure a deal--how to achieve his or her fullest creative potential. …More


Trust the Process
Trust the Process
By McNiff, Shaun
1998-03 - Shambhala Publications
9781570623578 Check Our Catalog

This inspirational book expands the reader's view of what it means to live in tune with the labyrinthine ways of the creative spirit, which mysteriously works its magic when we relinquish ego control and "trust the process". …More