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All In The Family

The cover art did its job again!  I came home with this book because those bathing suits on the clothes line attracted me.  Sometimes the tale between the pages supports the images that first caught my eye.  Other times it is more like “What were they thinking!”  With They Left Us Everything (2014) by Plum…

Families With Issues

The Invention of Wings (2014) by Sue Monk Kidd is a story told in alternating chapters by each woman.  Using this style of writing allows you to really get to know the women, their personalities, and their friendship.  You will become acquainted with Sarah Grimke and Hetty “Handful” Grimke in Charleston, South Carolina as they…

Here’s To The Librarians!

Did you know that during the month of April a day is set aside to recognize the work librarians do for all of us?  Since libraries were not open across the country in April, I decided to celebrate Tanglewood’s 30+ library workers in August by reading about two different librarians who worked through difficult circumstances…

Sisters

If you like your beach reads to actually take place at the beach, them reading The Identicals (2017) by Erin Hilderbrand will be just perfect.  The setting of this summer read takes you to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, islands off the coast of Massachusetts. The two islands have distinctive personalities as do identical twin sisters,…

Road Trip Out West

Bluebird, Bluebird (2017) by Attica Locke does not seem a likely title for a crime story.  It is not only a crime story, it is also a mystery, and also deals with local political issues, and racial tensions. Author Attica Locke takes the reader, of this first in a new series, to the tiny town…

Families and Choices

UPDATE:  I know most of you are probably getting tired of the word “update”, but this is not frightening or medical in nature.  As all of you know our new library is on lock down and it may seem silly to have monthly book reviews.  It is not though.  Many of you read books electronically…

Lifestyles Created Issues

When you pick up Tata Westover’s memoir Educated (2019) you better be ready for quite an experience.  Tara’s story begins in the mountains of Idaho and makes its way to Cambridge University. Tara, the youngest of seven children in the Westover family lived an entirely different life than most us reading her book.  She was…

Hope and Heartbreak

Want to read something inspirational?  The Red Bandanna (2016) by Tom Rinaldi should fill the bill. From a youngster to a hero plus the red bandanna that was so much a part of who Welles Crowther was all his life. Chapter I You will meet Welles growing up just before they moved to Upper Nyak,…