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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in March

Check out 10 great new books coming in March.

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in March

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Pride and Prejudice Celebrates 200 years

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Pride and Prejudice Celebrates 200 years

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, we take a look at the many adaptations you can find at OPL.

On January 28, 1813, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was published for the first time. After two centuries, Austen's story of beautiful, clever and poor Elizabeth Bennett and arrogant Mr. Darcy continues to persist as both a canonical and popular novel.

Proof of the lasting influence of Pride and Prejudice is its impressive number of film and literary adaptations. There are movie and television versions, including the 1940 release starring Laurence Olivier, the 1995 BBC series starring Colin Firth, and the 2005 film starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. There are also numerous novels that continue the story or tell it faithfully from another character’s point of view, such as 

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in February

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10 Great Reasons to Read Fiction in February

February looks like a great month for new books! Check out some of our highlights.

See Now Then
by Jamaica Kincaid
See Now Then is the first novel in over a decade from acclaimed Caribbean author Jamaica Kincaid, making its release a highly anticipated event! Kincaid tells the story of a family in small town Vermont, focusing on a marriage that is falling apart. In a starred review, Booklist raves: “Kincaid has created a measured, bewitching, and metaphysical fable, as well as a venomous, acidly comic, and plangent tale of love, betrayal, and loss that is at once slashingly personal and radiantly universal in its mystery, passion, and catharsis.” Fans may also want to catch her City Arts & Lectures appearance on Wednesday, February 13.

Vampires in the Lemon

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Investigate Some of the Best Mysteries of 2012

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Investigate Some of the Best Mysteries of 2012

How many of this year's best mystery books have you read?

Mystery Writers of America is a distinguished organization of mystery writers and fans. MWA has been promoting mysterious literature since 1945, and includes some of the biggest names in the genre—recent presidents include Charlaine Harris, Laura Lippman and Lee Child. This month, MWA announced the nominees for their annual Edgar Awards. Named for Edgar Allen Poe, these prizes are presented to the authors of the best mystery and crime books published in the U.S. during the prior year. Hopefully you can handle the suspense until the winners are announced on May 2.

Check out a contender for the Edgar Awards:

Best Novel

The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins

The Gods

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New Year, New Book Award Nominations      

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