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December 5, 2019

Everyone is familiar with Charles Dickens and his "A Christmas Carol".  That's the one where Scrooge turns his life around after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. That story was written in 1843 and has continued to be loved around the w...

November 13, 2019

Before the holiday feel good books start why not try something to get your heart pounding?  I’m an ardent fan of Henning Mankell the Swedish author and activist who died in 2015.  His series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander has been made into several films including...

May 8, 2019

Wondering what books patrons and staff are talking about?  Here are some ideas. 

The audio version of "In Pieces" by Sally Field is exceptionally good.  Can you believe the Flying Nun is 72 years old?  If you want Burt Reynolds gossip you won't find any b...

December 17, 2018

For some reason many of us missed this 2017 novel.  It's "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.  Maybe the title didn't grab us but now Reese Witherspoon's movie production company is making a movie of it.  At first we wondered why there was suddenly s...

November 8, 2018

Remember the 2012 book "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes?  She went on to write two sequels "After You" and "Still Me" because fans demanded it. Her character, Louisa Clark, the quirky English girl with the mismatched wardrobe and way with words, is someone that stays with...

October 9, 2018

"I didn't come to the meeting because I didn't read it.  I thought it was going to be a dumb book.  The title turned me off".  That was the remark by a book club member when she returned our latest selection.  The book was "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Ed...