Tuesday, April 14, 2015
So, I was almost late to work because I had to finish this book! Couldn't put it down! It has an old Mansion in the mountains of New England, a young family from New York who buys the old place to turn into an inn, and they have a curious boy who likes to play in the woods. Oh, yes, there is also a sinister watcher in those woods and the small village has an interest in the family genealogy of this young family. Is that enough of a hook for you? I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A well written story about a family that is held together not by a thread but by the force of the wives and mothers even though the story seems to be mostly about the men of the family and the house they built. The men of the Whitshank family through the generations think they control their family's life but it is really the women. The color blue also runs through the story and connects the women to the men in both conflict and seduction. An enjoyable read.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
This debut novel by Swedish writer Zander is certainly an international espionage page-turner! It begins with a Damascus car bombing that kills a woman with an infant girl, Klara. The bomb was meant for the Klara's father. Years later Klara, now an adult and working as an aid in a government building, finds herself in the middle of a hunt for information on a computer she possesses that could be the end of the CIA if it is released. Complete with a cold and stormy winter night on an island in the Swedish Archipelago who will come to Klara's rescue?
Monday, March 9, 2015
With Harper Lee’s new book “Go Set a Watchman,” coming out in July, the Evening Book Club chose to read “To Kill a Mocking Bird” in April.
It is one of my favorite classics that takes you back in time. Thankfully a lot of things have changed in regards to racism that happen in 1936.
It is interesting to see a little girls view on segregation fifty years ago.
I loved Harper Lee’s book in high school, and enjoyed rereading “To Kill a Mockingbird” years later.
The Library's Evening Book Club is on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm if you care to join us. -- submitted by Michelle
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures by Matthew Bogdanos
Marine Matthew Bogdanos has a law degree, a degree in classics, and two Master's degrees in classics and strategic studies from the Army War College. It is no wonder then that he was sent to investigate the supposed looting of the Museum complex in Baghdad. He did much more than investigate, heading a team of experts in finding and restoring valuable treasures. A lot like the recovery efforts of the Monuments Men. -- submitted by Joan
Monday, March 2, 2015
This is the autobiography of the powerful political consultant who helped elect Barack Obama. It delves into Axelrod's childhood and early interest in politics, his education and forays into journalism which helped him see campaigning from both perspectives - the journalist and the campaign strategist. Fascinating! -- submitted by Joan