Eureka! I've struck book club gold! The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, my introduction to Dominic Smith's writing, has left me wanting to explore other works by this author and recommending this title for our book club. The book travels back and forth from 1950s New York to Amsterdam three centuries prior, finally landing in Sydney, Australia in the year 2000. Similar to Girl in Hyacinth Blu...June 20 2016
Fredrik Backman has scored another hit with his third novel, Britt-Marie Was Here. You remember Backman’s debut novel, A Man Called Ove, a tale of redemption and love of a cantankerous, solitary old man and his neighbors. Ove was a bit hit with the customers at the bookshop and worldwide. Britt-Marie may have different foibles but she is the female version of Ove. The charm of the story howeve...June 13 2016
With Memorial Day just past, here are two books — one fiction, one non — related to the military and all things armed forces. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach Reknown science writer and researcher extraordinaire Mary Roach delves into military and combat science with her latest book, set to publish on June 7. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War explores the scie...May 31 2016
I bought the book Between You and Me; Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris because I am a self-confessed grammar-nerd wannabe. I hope that I am worldlier than that in real life, but as a freelance copy editor, I do have an interest and a healthy respect for the English language. It turns out that this book is not a typical information book to add to my reference library. Along with expla...May 24 2016
As I sit here trying to put together a string of words to describe this wonderful book, I am at a loss. A loss because in no way will my words be able to describe the experience I felt while being thoroughly engaged in this novel. From the Prologue to the last word I was under a spell. I was taken back in time to the summer of 1961 in New Bremen, Minnesota. To a time when life was much simpler,...May 09 2016
I have a secret I must confess. I'm a poetry buff. I tattoo Emily Dickinson's words onto my white sneakers with Sharpie; I can recite a good third of the entirety of Shel Silverstein's works; I say things like, "everyone knows free verse is much more eloquent when accompanied with artful caesura usage, darling." I don't recommend trying any of this at home. People will bring lockers to where y...May 02 2016
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Adult Fiction Book Club:
June: Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman. Meetings Wednesday, June 15th from 2-4pm or Thursday, June 16th from 7-9pm.
Non Fiction Book Club:
Young Readers Book Club:
June: Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks. Meeting Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30 - 8pm.