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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ask Us Questions – Please!

One of the best things about working in a public library is that every day we learn something new from our customers. Your comments about what you’re reading and your questions about information you’re seeking keep us fresh, informed and always on our toes.

Take for example a question posed recently to Librarian Vlad Shutov by a Tysons-Pimmit branch customer. She said she would like to read 50 books in 2016, mostly fiction and weighted toward foreign-born or lesser known authors--not your average, run-of-the-mill topics. What a great request! (Ever want to get on a librarian’s good side? Ask a question like this. We LOVE these requests.) Here is a selection of titles from the diverse list that Vlad suggested for her. Use it to create your own reading challenge for 2016.


http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata1="shadow of the wind"&srchfield1=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper1=&thesaurus1=SERIES&search_entries1=TI&search_type1=TITLE&special_proc1=Title&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona, Spain.
 

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata1="A Brief History of Seven Killings"&srchfield1=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper1=&thesaurus1=SERIES&search_entries1=TI&search_type1=TITLE&special_proc1=Title&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and is now living in Minneapolis.
 

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata1=aravind&srchfield1=GENERAL^SUBJECT^GENERAL^^Words or phrase&searchoper1=AND&thesaurus1=GENERAL&search_entries1=GENERAL&search_type1=SUBJECT&special_proc1=&searchdata3=white tiger&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Aravind Adiga was born in Madras, India.
 

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata3=Book of Unknown Americans&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Cristina Henríquez's father is from Panama and immigrated to the U.S. in 1971.

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata3=brief wondrous life of oscar&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

 Junot Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and was raised in New Jersey.

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5/3?searchdata1=670044{CKEY}&searchfield1=GENERAL^SUBJECT^GENERAL^^&user_id=WEBSERVER

Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi, India. He immigrated to the United States when he was eight and grew up in Edison, New Jersey.
 
 
http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata3=space between us&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Thrity Umrigar is an Indian-American writer, who was born in Mumbai.
 
http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata3=Istanbul: Memories and the City&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul, Turkey.
 
 

http://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/5?searchdata3=Death of a Red Heroine&srchfield3=TI^TITLE^SERIES^Title Processing^Title&searchoper3=AND&thesaurus3=SERIES&search_entries3=TI&search_type3=TITLE&special_proc3=Title Processing&library=ALL&match_on=KEYWORD&shadow=NO&sort_by=-PBYR&user_id=WEBSERVER

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai, China, and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
 

-Ginger Hawkins, Patrick Henry Library

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