Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett coming to Tulsa Dec. 5 and 6 to receive Helmerich Award

   Hailed as one of the most interesting and unconventional writers of her generation, American author Ann Patchett is coming to Tulsa Dec. 5 and 6 to receive the Tulsa Library Trust’s 2014 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

Writer Ann Patchett is the winner of the 2014 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Where can I learn more about her and her work?

You can learn more about Ann Patchett and her career through the Biography in Context database. First, click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name Patchett, Ann and you should receive a list of results, the first of which will be a biography from Contemporary Authors Online.

Slow Burn Books by Rebecca Howard

On the week before Banned Book Week, I’m reluctant to type “burn” and “book” in the same sentence.  However, “slow burn” is probably the best way to describe the pacing and the key appeal of The Silent Wife—a recent psychological thriller by A.S.A. Harrison.  With book jacket blurbs from the likes of Elizabeth George and S.J.

I Can Read 8 Books Overnight. . . How about a Real Challenge? by Laura Raphael

When I was working at the Memphis Public Library a decade ago, I envied the Tulsa City-County Library’s Adult Winter Reading Program. Why didn’t we have something similar, to support adults in their reading goals?