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  • Jun 27, 2022

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Book Woman's Daughter posted by Robyn

    In The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Cussy Mary Carter is 19 years old and living alone with her coal mining father who wants to see her married.  Cussy takes pride in her job as pack horse librarian in 1936 Kentucky.  She has several patrons along the route who refer to her as “book...    Read More »

  • Jun 13, 2022

    Jennifer Weiner's Summer Books posted by Robyn

    Jennifer Weiner has cranked out a new summer book for the past three years.  Though unrelated, these stories all have the common theme of family, romance, and intrigue taking place on Cape Cod in the summer time.  These make great beach reads, and can be read in any order.  They are also available in audio CD format for car trips.    Read More »

  • May 24, 2022

    The Maid posted by Robyn

    In The Maid by Nina Prose, Molly is a very devoted housekeeper at the Regency Grand Hotel, where she takes her job very seriously.  Her OCD behavior makes her perfect for her job, and her quirky personality and lack of social skills result in her being somewhat of a loner. ...    Read More »

  • May 09, 2022

    Mother May I posted by Robyn

    Bree is certain she sees a witch peering in her bedroom window one morning.  She is married to a wealthy lawyer whom she adores, and they have two adolescent daughters and an infant son.  She has a busy day ahead of her and tries to shake off the ominous appearance, chalking it up to a bad dream.  But her worst nightmare is realized when two-month old Robert abruptly disappears at the school later that day.  Bree finds herself talking on a disposable phone which was planted at her house.  The...    Read More »

  • Apr 24, 2022

    The Reading List posted by Robyn

    Aleisha is a teenager working a summer job at the local public library while she distracts herself from a troubled homelife.  Mukesh is a grieving widower whose wife was a voracious reader, and he is trying to connect to his young bookworm granddaughter.  Mukesh makes his way into the library and approaches Aleisha, asking her for a recommendation on a good book to read.  Not much of a reader herself, Aleisha is rude to the old man and not helpful.  After he leaves empty handed, she feels bad...    Read More »

  • Apr 11, 2022

    The Five Wounds posted by Robyn

    The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade is a family story taking place in present day New Mexico, where colorful relatives present varying viewpoints among five generations of the Padilla family.  Central character Amadeo is down on his luck – he's an unemployed alcoholic...    Read More »

  • Mar 18, 2022

    Books in Bloom posted by Robyn

    What do authors Karen Abbott, Melanie Benjamin, and Carter Wilson have in common?  Not only are they all best-selling authors with several books to their names, they are each speaking at Eagle Valley Library District’s Books in Bloom, an afternoon celebration of authors and reading which will resume after a two-year hiatus.  This year’s event is from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, April 30th, at the Westin in Avon.    Read More »

  • Mar 07, 2022

    Mrs. March posted by Robyn

    In Mrs. March by Virginia Feito, the title character is the wife of a best-selling author who has just published another smash hit.  When the woman at the local bakery counter comments that the lead character must be based on Mrs. March, she begins to question this possibility...    Read More »

  • Feb 22, 2022

    Rock, Paper, Scissors posted by Robyn

    In Rock, Paper, Scissors, a married couple often plays this title game when making decisions or solving disputes.  Alicia and Adam Wright are celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary with a remote getaway weekend in Scotland in the dead of winter.    Read More »

  • Feb 07, 2022

    Before the Coffee gets Cold posted by Robyn

    Before the Coffee gets Cold, a popular and thoughtful novel translated from Japanese author Toshikazu Kawaguchi , is about an underground 100-year old Tokyo café where customers can go back in time by sitting in a particular chair.  There are several rules and...    Read More »

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