It’s great biking weather, the Christian Moerlein brand is finally going to be associated once again with a product brewed right here in town, ushering in a boozy renaissance of Cincinnati tavern culture, no doubt, and we’re excited about the big birthday party here tomorrow night. But let’s not forget that this library and, by extension, this blog is about literature.
Alan Bradley’s second mystery starring eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce with a passion for chemistry and poison is in. Every last person who voluntarily checked out The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie loved it. Flavia is back, in search of answers “astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle”.
The millennium trilogy by Steig Larsson, whose life, novel-writing, and untimely death are themselves fascinating stories, starring Asberger case and hacker Lisbeth Salander, continues to circulate vigorously. The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet’s Nest lands here in May. Please form an orderly line and no elbows.
John Banville must not take many tea breaks because he’s got two showing on the new book shelf: The Infinities, which Nemo highly recommends , sits a few books down from his other book, Benjamin Black: Elegy for April, starring hard-drinking Quirke, as himself. So bike on down, fetch a six pack of ice cold Moerlein for when you finish mowing that resplendently verdant lawn, and pick up a book for your post-mow hammock relaxing. -Ed Scripsi