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Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Book of Lost Saints by Daniel Jose Older
Infomocracy by Malka Older
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli
Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen by Gonzalo Gonzalez Guzman
The Cuban Table: A Celebration of Food, Flavor, and History by Ana Sofia Pelaez

JUNE 2021

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini - Used (Very Good, ex-library) - 0525954295 by Penguin Publishing Group |


Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini

Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

Frederick Douglass by David Blight

She Came to Slay: The Life and times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom by David Blight

Redeeming the Great Emancipator by Allen C Guelzo

Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Lewis Gates Jr

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

What If It’s Us? by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

MAY 2021 Loveboat, Taipei (9780062957276): Wen, Abigail Hing: Books I'll Be the One (9780062936929): Lee, Lyla: Books Yolk (9781534446007): Choi, Mary H. K.: Books Cover art Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon When Dimple Met Rishi eBook: Menon, Sandhya: Kindle Store


Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Warcross by Marie Lu
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Want by Cindy Pon


Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM – Fiction Book Discussion: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid –


The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert (GN OV 958.104 G)
Weegee by Max de Radigues (GN B Fellig)
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson (Photo 771 p)
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton ( 974.7002S)
The Chronicles of New York City by JR

APRIL 2021

Cover art Silent Spring: Carson, Rachel Paperback Bitter Greens Book Cover art Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel (9781594631399): Oyeyemi, Helen: Books Cover art


Finches of Mars by Brian Aldiss
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
*Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Don’t Throw it Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last by Lori Baird
Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Pat work by Blair Stocker

Upcycling: create beautiful things with the stuff you already have by Danny Seo


Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Reflection: A Twisted Tale by Elizabeth Lim



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Ernest Hemingway Books in the PWPL Collection

Ernest Hemingway on DVD

  • Adventures of a Young Man (1962) with Richard Beymer as Nick Adams
  • The Breaking Point (1950) with John Garfield
  • Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea (2005) (PBS documentary)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1932) with Gary Cooper & Helen Hayes)
  • A Farewell to Arms (1957) with Rock Hudson & Jennifer Jones
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman
  • Genius (2016) with Colin Firth as editor Max Perkins & Dominic West as Hemingway
  • The Gun Runners (1958) with Audie Murphy
  • Hemingway & Gelhorn (2012) starring Clive Owen as Ernest & Nicole Kidman as Martha
  • The Killers (1946) with Burt Lancaster & Ava Gardner
  • The Killers (1964) with Lee Marvin & Angie Dickinson
  • The Old Man and the Sea (1958) with Spencer Tracy
  • The Old Man and the Sea (1990) with Anthony Quinn
  • Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) featuring Adrian Sparks as Papa
    Papa [videorecording (DVD)] : Hemingway in Cuba / (written by Denne Bart Petitclerc ; directed by Bob Yari – DVD | [2016] Available at PORT WASHINGTON (DV1/PAPA-0002)

    In 1959, Miami journalist and aspiring writer Ed Myers travels to Havana to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway. A fascinating and unexpected friendship develops as the legendary author mentors young Myers in deep-sea fishing, drinking, and finding his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them. The first U.S. movie filmed in Cuba in more than half a century, it offers an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a uniquely American icon.
  • Papa [videorecording (DVD)] : “the man, the myth, the legend” : a tribute to Ernest Hemingway / Rhodes Productions presents ; conceived and written by Ken Vose & Jordan Rhodes ; original stage production directed by Michael C. Sapp ; film version directed by Jordan Rhodes – DVD | c2010.
    Available at PORT WASHINGTON (Call number: DV2/PAPA-0001)On July 2, 1961, the last day of his life, writer Ernest Hemingway looks back on his triumphs and tragedies.
  • Ernest Hemingway [videorecording (DVD)] : Rivers to the sea / written and directed by DeWitt Sage ; producers DeWitt Sage, Catherine Brown Collins, Allyson Luchak and Jenny Carchman ; produced by Thirteen WNET New York and Maha FIlms – DVD | c2005.
    Available at PORT WASHINGTON (Call number: DV2/ERNE-0001)More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read, and widely written about American authors. His distinct style and profound influence are indisputable; his larger-than-life persona is still the stuff of heated debate. As well known in his lifetime as any movie star, Hemingway was a dashing international figure who challenged the notion that writers exist in an ivory tower. There were the battles, the bull fights, the big game, the booze-and he channeled these experiences into stark prose, creating a new form of expression, describing action and emotion in simple, authentic terms. An enormous critical success, his major works-The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls-are still in print, some in as many as 20 languages. The recent excitement over Cuba’s release of their Hemingway collection is unmatched in modern literature. It is the literature, it is the written word and the art of Hemingway’s storytelling that forms the heart and the freshness of this film, the point of departure from which Hemingway’s life and work are uniquely explored.
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) with Gregory Peck & Ava Gardner
  • The Sun Also Rises (1957) starring Tyrone Power & Ava Gardner
  • To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall
  • Under My Skin (1950) with John Garfield