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I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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This year's Man Booker Prizes goes to Eleanor Catton for her novel The Luminaries, a murder mystery set during the 1860s New Zealand Gold Rush.  Catton, a New Zealander, makes Booker Prize history in being the youngest award recipient (she was 27 when she completed the novel) and in having written the longest award-winning novel.  (Reading a print version of the 800+ page novel could be considered exercise.)  Robert Macfarlane, chair of the judging panel, says of it: "Maturity is evident in every sentence, in the rhythms and balances. It is a novel of astonishing control."  The Luminaries was released in the U.S. yesterday (10/15) by Little, Brown and is Ms. Catton's second novel.