Archive for February, 2010

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

February 19, 2010

[Lesley]  No wonder this won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.  Strout does a great job of telling the story of one woman, Olive, in a small Maine town while telling smaller stories about the town and people living there and how Olive plays into their lives.  You will definitely feel like you know these people by the end.

Available as ebook and audiobook on Libby/Overdrive.

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The Family Man, by Elinor Lipman

February 2, 2010


I always enjoy her books. This one is funny and gentle and interesting.

Available as an ebook on Hoopla

The Family Man

Notes from the Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Life, by Quinn Cummings

February 2, 2010


Smart, hilarious memoir.  You might remember her from her days as a child actress – she was the little girl in The Goodbye Girl.  She’s very smart and very funny.

The Story Sisters, by Alice Hoffman

February 2, 2010


A haunting, beautiful story. I love Alice Hoffman.

The Book of Joe, by Jonathan Tropper

February 2, 2010


Definitely an engaging book. I can see the comparisons to Nick Hornby and even Michael Chabon. It reminded the most of Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby, in that I like spending time with the way the author writes, even while there are parts of the book that aren’t always satisfying. But it definitely made me want to read more by this author.