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Scott Spencer Walks the Line by Nick

Scott Spencer now ranks among my favorite authors. Although, it should be mentioned I haven’t completed a single novel of his. I’m working on it. I know this because of his material, what he chooses to mine for his stories. He explores the tension between passion and guilt, violence and fragility. He deals with obsession often resulting in a turning point within the story; an act after which nothing can return to the way things were. It’s not so subtle, it’s often dramatic, and it keeps you turning the page.

Can the library help me locate phone numbers and addresses of individuals and companies?

Yes, the library offers a directory database called Reference USA. This database can be used at all library locations and from home. To access this database from the library's homepage, go to Research & Learn, then click on the Alphabetical List of Databases, and you'll Reference USA under R.

Alan Furst has been selected as the 2011 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Winner by the Tulsa Library Trust. Where can I learn more about him and his work?

You can learn more about Alan Furst and his 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 Databases. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name Furst, Alan and you should receive a list of results, the first of which will be a biography from Contemporary Authors Online.

The library has a new resource for job seekers. Take a look!

Job Now! is a new addition to our database collection. It offers a number of resources for those looking for work, including a job search, resume templates, interview tips, and a learning center to help with skill building and test taking. The database also links to several employment related websites for further information. However, perhaps the handiest tool available through Job Now! is its live coaching feature.

Love Is an Electric Eel and Other Strange Reflections on Marriage by Rebecca

Stiltsville is a wonderfully evocative setting for Susanna Daniel’s debut novel of the same name. A group of stilt houses located south of Cape Florida in Briscayne Bay, Stiltsville is both setting and theme in this gem of a novel. Categorized as domestic fiction, Stiltsville spans a generation from 1969 to 2006 and chronicles the lives of Frances and Dennis. It is the story of a marriage, and what could be a better metaphor for marriage than a home, romantically and precariously built over an ocean?

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