Then & Now: Old Favorites and Similar New Titles & Authors – Sometimes ‘something old is new again’ is true in the world of authors and their writings, too. Here’s a list of older titles and authors paired with newer titles and authors that successfully revisit topics and themes of the past.
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series by PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. The list includes books from as far back as the 1600s and as recent as 2016. Voting will open online and on social media with the launch of the two-hour premiere episode and continue throughout the summer, leading up to the finale in October 2018. Over the summer, viewers can vote online and through hashtag voting via Facebook and Twitter. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their votes by using SMS and toll-free voting.
To learn more about the Great American Read and to vote for your favorite title, visit http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read.
Travel writing is one of the most popular “armchair experience” genres in the library’s collection. Sometimes the best plans by the savviest of travelers – in fact and in fiction – do NOT go quite as envisioned. Enjoy these (mis)adventures from the safety of your armchair –