Library Love at the Newton Free Library

Here is link to a recent write-up about the Newton Free Library Benefit in the Boston Globe West Weekly Section.

Spring Fling Authors 2011

A very long time ago, a young mother joined a committee. She was newish at this and did not realize that committees are everywhere but that is another story. This committee helped raise money for the local library and that was good. So she worked on the committee and the library raised more money (for technology) each year and that was also good. Each year the event hosted new authors and more people came to the event and it is now held in the very beautiful library. The young mother is oldish now and still loves the library.

The benefit this year is being held on March 26, 6:30-10 pm at the Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, Massachusetts. The always interesting Tom Ashbrook of NPR’s On Point will be a featured speaker and the inimitable William Novak will present the authors. We are lucky to have such a wonderful group of authors each year and this year is no exception.

Here are our Spring Fling authors and we hope you plan to join us at Spring Fling, Saturday, March 26th, as we honor their literary contributions.
Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
By Caldwell, Gail
2010-08 – Random House

In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend. …More

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression A Secret Gift: How One Man’s Kindness–And a Trove of Letters–Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
By Gup, Ted
2010-10 – Penguin Press
An inspiring account of America at its worst–and Americans at their best–woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author’s generous and secretive grandfather. More

TinkersTinkers
By Harding, Paul
2009-01 – Bellevue Literary Press
2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner An astonishing first novel of memory, consciousness, and man’s place in the natural world. …More

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind
By Watson, Bruce
2007-08 – Viking Books
In the first full-length narrative of the case in thirty years, Bruce Watson unwinds a gripping tale that opens with anarchist bombs going off in a posh Washington, D.C., neighborhood and concludes with worldwide outrage over the execution of the good shoemaker and the poor fish peddler. Sacco and Vanzetti mines deep archives and new sources, unveiling fresh details about these naive dreamers and militant revolutionaries. This case still haunts the American imagination. Authoritative and engrossing, Sacco and Vanzetti will capture fans of true crime books and everyone who enjoys riveting American history. …More
No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale No Small Matter: Science on the Nanoscale
By Frankel, Felice C.
Author Whitesides, George M.
2009-11 – Belknap Press
“No Small Matter” uses dazzling images and evocative descriptions to reveal the virtually invisible possibilities of nanoscience. Authors Frankel and Whitesides offer an overview of recent scientific advances that have contributed to this ever-shrinking microtechnology. …More

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