Staff Pick

The title is based on a Dolly Parton song, and the lives of the characters in Holding on to Nothing are steeped in East Tennessee bluegrass along with alcoholism and tragedy. The only way out for our heroine, Lucy Kilgore, is to leave town and try for a better life and higher education in the big town of Knoxville, Tennessee - but things get in the way of her plans. This beautiful and haunting story will stay with you for a while.

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ISBN: 9781949467086
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Published: Blair - October 22nd, 2019

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The Metropolitain Museum of Art in NYC is the setting for Metropolitan Stories, and after working there for twenty five years, Christine Coulson knows every underground tunnel and upstairs corridor. She is familiar with the staff cafeteria gossip. She knows the curators, the guards, the wealthy donors, the fundraisers. The result is this slim collection of wonderfully imaginative essays and fables about the Met, where in some cases the art itself is personified. It’s so witty and clever and I doubt you’ll never look at a museum quite the same way again.



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ISBN: 9781590510582
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Published: Other Press - October 8th, 2019

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There is a certain personality type who is overconfident, an amazing salesperson and confuses wanting something to be real with it actually being real.  These people turn their convictions into impossible promises, lies and downright fraud.  In the world of Silicon Valley, Elizabeth Holmes is the embodiment of such a person.  The incredible story of her company, Theranos, and its meteoric rise to fame and fortune is told in this true story by the journalist who unraveled it all.  I defy you to put this book down for long once you start it.

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ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018