Month: February 2020

What Are You Reading? Dr. Victoria Ramirez

My name is Victoria Ramirez and I am the Executive Director of the Arkansas Arts Center.  I moved to Little Rock from Texas where I worked in several museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Houston boasts a lively arts scene and visiting The Menil Collection was always one of my favorite pastimes.  I was so intrigued by their collection and other spaces on the Menil campus,


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Six Bridges Book Festival: R. Eric Thomas

Laugh-Out-Loud Humor Has Deep Spiritual Center in Memoir of Growing Up Gay, Black, and Christian

If you know R. Eric Thomas from his work as a daily humor columnist for ELLE Magazine online, you’re familiar with ebullient, hilarious flights of snark and fancy like his postmortem on the Democratic primary’s Iowa Caucus:

“Yes,


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Staff Pick: Nathan James

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park When You’re 29 and Unemployed  by Aneurin Wright

Most folks think of superheroes and fantastic tales when they think of graphic novels, but the graphic format is also used for non-fiction. This beautifully illustrated work falls into a category called Graphic Medicine,


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Six Bridges Book Festival: Mayra Cuevas

Romance Smolders for Latina Aspiring Chef in YA debut Salty, Bitter, Sweet

Author Mayra Cuevas believes in the power of joyful stories.

As a teenager in Puerto Rico, she found solace from the turbulence of her parents’ divorce in great Latin American writers like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende.


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Silas House to Speak on Love, Faith, and Judgment in His Novel SOUTHERNMOST

On February 25, author Silas House will speak in person on his timely and powerful novel Southernmost, as a guest of the Oxford American magazine’s speaker series South Words.

House’s novel tells a story that manages to be both fresh and painfully familiar for many in the south. When evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men after a catastrophic flood,


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Book Boyfriend Battle

He’s thoughtful. He’s hot. He takes out the trash without being asked. Clearly, this dream guy doesn’t exist…except in books. We’ve rounded up some of the best book boyfriends in the library and we want you to choose a winner. Here’s how:

  1. Review the Book Boyfriends competing in each bracket below.

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Six Bridges Book Festival: Rob Hart

Visionary Thriller The Warehouse Warns that Dystopia Looms Near

Rob Hart was already a successful author when he began work on his latest novel, The Warehouse. With a number of crime thrillers under his belt and another novel co-authored with megauthor James Patterson, Hart’s future looked bright. But when The Warehouse garnered a six-figure book deal and was optioned for film by Ron Howard,


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What Are You Reading? Gretchen Hall

 

Gretchen Hall is the CEO of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

She has lived in Little Rock for almost 20 years. 

In her spare time, she coaches her nephew’s 5th grade basketball team, and she enjoys attending theatre productions.


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