Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Big Season for the Current & Popular Collection

If you still haven't taken the time to browse our new Current & Popular reading collection, now is the perfect time. Thanks to prolific ordering over the summer months, the collection has doubled in size and is now over 600 titles strong! As always, you'll find every major style and genre represented -- fiction and non-fiction alike -- spread across both Piedmont campuses.

...And more new books will be arriving soon. For a comprehensive list of all the available titles (from both campuses), check out our Goodreads account by clicking this link.. Take special note of the categories (or "bookshelves") we've created. By clicking one of these labels, you can narrow the collection by subject or genre and find only the books you're interested in. Happy browsing!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

China's Mo Yan wins 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature!


From the prize committee press release:
"Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a departure point in old Chinese literature and in oral tradition. In addition to his novels, Mo Yan has published many short stories and essays on various topics, and despite his social criticism is seen in his homeland as one of the foremost contemporary authors."

For more information, read The New York Times piece:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012