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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Transatlantic by Colum McCann



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 2: Transatlantic, by Colum McCann. This book was not just one of our Fall Book Discussion Picks, but was also featured in November's Five Minutes with Jen video (along with a few other Top 10...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 3: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Janet was one of our first champions for this book, writing in You...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 4: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. This was one of our Fall Book Discussion titles and has been a book group favorite since its release. Barbara M., one of the discussion leaders, wrote: "It’s a compelling story about the American...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 5: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Though it's only been out for a few months, it seems like everybody in the library has read it. Jen piqued everybody's interest by posting to You Are What You Read: "This is the sort of book that as you...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 6: The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer. Stephanie reviewed it for You Are What You Read back in April, saying: “This week I could not put down...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 7: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This book is on Jen's List of Wonderful for 2013, and when she first read it, she said: “Ursula in Life After Life has a unique gift. The gift of 'do-overs.' By manipulating the...
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Get Your Head in the Game



This recent PBS documentary made national headlines in the wake of the NFL's settlement with retired players. It's a sobering look at America's favorite game and the price paid by those who play football at every level...concussions, personality changes, anger management, depression, dementia, severe health issues, and suicide are all linked to the violence of football. What did...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Going Clear by Lawrence Wright



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 8: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. While Abby was reading it earlier this year, she submitted this to You Are What You Read:

"A new book on Scientology? BRING IT. I am now about 1...
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You Are What You Read!



Welcome to the Christmas edition of YAWYR.  Well we are in the thick of it, it would seem!  

I am nowhere close to being done.  Just. Am. Not.  What is odd about this is that usually by now I am serenely kicked back watching my fellow humans scurry.  Well, this year I am right there with you all.  The TC asked quite...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 9: A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki.

Ann posted about how much she loved it in You Are What You Read before she even finished it, saying: “I am not finished this book yet but it is wonderful and I can't recommend it...
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