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Brand New Contains The Old

The Reading List (2021) by Sara Nisha Adam.  Of course, I had to read this book based entirely on the title!  I jumped right into it and was caught up right away. You will meet two completely different characters, Mukesh and Aleisha, both of whom you would expect to have absolutely nothing in common.  And…

It’s A Brand New Year!

The Reading List (2021) by Sara Nisha Adam.  Of course, I had to read this book based entirely on the title!  I jumped right into it and was caught up right away. You will meet two completely different characters, Mukesh and Aleisha, both of whom you would expect to have absolutely nothing in common.  And…

‘Tis The Season For Light Reads

Can you go home again?  Will it all be the same as you recall?  Probably not.  Fanny Flagg has done a great job of presenting that issue in her latest novel, The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop. (2020).  It is a sequel to her popular Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. (1987) Curl…

Very Presidential…Nonfiction or Fiction?

Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.  Surely you recognize those names.  But, do you recall the name Clint Hill?  You more than likely have seen him video clips, but probably did not notice him unless you were watching what happened on live tv on November 22, 1963. One does not usually think of a nonfiction…

Easy Reads For A Rainy Day

If any of you readers have had teenaged daughters at home beginning around 2005 and beyond, you may know something about book entitled The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  I am betting several teachers out there are probably familiar with the series.  Maybe you have even seen the movie version of the book.  That single…

Fast Summer Reads

September is perfect time for a couple fast reads.  Beach time is still wide open and looking good.  The two titles this month that fit the bill as good tales, memorable characters, and all at no cost to you.  These titles and hundreds of others can be found right here in Tanglewood’s great library. If…

Great Storytelling

Have you ever awakened from a deep sleep and you just are not exactly sure if you still dreaming? Maybe you were experiencing just a bit of morning brain fog.  It has happened to all of us at one time or another. In What Rose Forgot (2019) by Nevada Barr, that is exactly what happened…

Gotta Love Small Towns

If you like a novel with characters that act like real people just as your neighbors here in Tanglewood—the ones you wave to as you walk your dogs, or that those you have gotten to know when playing petanque, then you should enjoy South of the Buttonwood Tree (2020) by Heather Webber. Welcome to the…

Secrets In The Neighborhood

It is a mystery.  The kind of mystery that might take place in any community, especially a closed, tightknit community.  You know the kind.  The kind of happening that starts folks talking amongst themselves. One of the locals, Mrs. Creasy is missing.  All the neighborhood residents are talking with each other.  Ideas are being tossed…