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A Fall of Marigolds

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction for 2014. I, like many of you, am part of a book club. Many times we enjoy reading new selections, well-reviewed books fresh from the pages of Booklist or The New York Times. Working at the library, however, I am surrounded by rows and rows of beautifully written, interesting and awe-inspiring books. They may not be...

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I am a fan of art. I’m also a fan of reading, so it was with great enthusiasm that I recently checked out the book “In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper” through our Bridges Library System. The book, by Lawrence Block, presents a series of seventeen short stories by various authors, inspired by the paintings of one of my favorite American artists, Edward Hopper. From...

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Last Night at the Lobster

Many times, when looking for something new to read, I’ve been given suggestions that didn’t quite work for me. Reading is a sweet escape, precious time spent building a brief, but close relationship between the characters and myself. If I can’t find at least one character to root for, early on, I quickly move on to the next book. I'm happy to say that I found a likeable character in the form of Manny DeLeon,...

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