Archive for April, 2009

Belong to Me, by Marissa de los Santos

April 13, 2009

[Tricia]

I loved this book, as well as the prequel (sort of) called Love Walked In.  She’s  a wonderful writer, and writes very rich, vivid characters. I actually find the way she writes child characters especially compelling.  This author has  become like Ann Patchett and Alice Hoffman for me — a must read.

Available as an ebook and audiobook on Hoopla and an audiobook on Libby/Overdrive.

Belong to Me

The Comfort of Our Kind by Tom Stoner

April 10, 2009

[Lesley]
I LOVED this book.   It is so different — a storyline that in other hands I don’t think I would like. A nun marries a tv clown, has 3 children she promises to train to be part of the army of saints… not what I would normally choose. But, the story is great, there is a wonderful sense of humor to the whole thing, and it takes place in NH.   After I read it, someone else said that it is like a twist on The Devil and Daniel Webster.
  One of my absolute favorite recent reads.

Reading Recommendations Launched!

April 10, 2009

This is the spot where Library staff will post some great reads that you might be interested in.  We hope that you’ll join in as well — let us know if you’ve read the book or what else you’ve enjoyed.