November Staff Recommendations

Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, CD’s and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff! November Staff Recommendations Fiction Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Douglas Adams. [Main Library] “One of the most unique sci-fi series out there!” ~Katya Old Black Magic, by Ace Atkins. [Lark Branch] “Atkin’s other Spenser novels … More November Staff Recommendations

A Future Dystopia

Future dystopian fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, in which the setting is a future society under some sort of oppressive, authoritarian regime.  This subgenre has been around for decades and has always had a loyal fan base, but ever since the mega-hit Hunger Games trilogy several years ago, the future dystopian subgenre has … More A Future Dystopia

A Tale as Old as Time

I recently read Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel Eligible (which we have at the McAllen Public Library), and I loved it.  Sittenfeld has a remarkable talent- ever since her first novel, Prep, which I also loved- for making the reader identify with her protagonist and relate to the story in a personal way, and yet also appeal … More A Tale as Old as Time