Wednesday, August 24, 2005

August Authors

Herman Melville (8/1)
For a unique listening experience, check out Melville : six short novels on audio cassette available at the Marshall branch, and become introduced to Bartleby the Scrivener .
Did I hear someone say "I would prefer not to"?

Jonathan Kellerman (8/9)
Author's website

Russell Baker (8/14)
Born in Loudoun county, VA.
For some of Mr. Baker's best known quotes, see

Jorge Luis Borges (8/24)
For a fantastic website on Borges, check out the Garden of Forking Paths at

Leo Tolstoy (8/28)
Now that Oprah's made Russian literature less scary, consider Tolstoy for your next vacation read.

For more authors born in August, go to