Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.
Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:
New People by Danzy Senna:
As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, “King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom.” Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They’ve even landed a starring role in a documentary about “new people” like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her—yet she can’t stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria’s perfect new life but her very persona.
Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves.
Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:
And our print book suggestion for the day is:
Wanderlust Find Your True Fork: Journeys in Healthy, Delicious, and Ethical Eating by Jeff Krasno:
From Jeff Krasno, author of Wanderlust and creator of the wildly popular Wanderlust festivals, comes the foodie’s roadmap to making responsible, ethical decisions about food―you don’t have to be a yogi to try out these delicious, organic, and seasonal recipes. Wanderlust Find Your True Fork answers all the questions you have about eating a healthy, whole foods diet, explaining how to start an urban garden, providing composting techniques, and demystifying biodynamic agriculture. It’s the definitive guide to developing a closer connection to what you eat.
With the help of an all-star cast of chefs and wellness influencers (including Jessica Koslow, Deborah Madison, Jason Wrobel and Guy Turland) that contribute expert advice, the book has yummy recipes for vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and everything in between. Being conscious about what we put in our bodies is a cornerstone of living a balanced life, and with Wanderlust Find Your True Fork you can take that passion for healthy living off the mat and onto the plate.
Here’s a link to StarCat to request the book:
You can also request items by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.
Have a great day!
Online Catalog Links:
StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/
The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/
Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/
Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony
About Library Apps:
You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.