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  • Nov 22, 2022

    The Measure posted by Robyn

    If a box that contained the answer to your lifespan showed up on your doorstep, would you open it?  In Nikki Erlick's thought-provoking novel, The Measure, people across the globe receive such a box one morning.  Each box contains a string, which reveals how long an individual’s life will be.  News travels...    Read More »

  • Nov 08, 2022

    One's Company posted by Robyn

    In Ashley Hutson’s debut novel, One’s Company, Bonnie Lincoln is a young single woman who survives a horrific crime.  This story presents a unique look at trauma as she deals with PTSD, and finds comfort and escape in binge-watching reruns of the 70’s sitcom...    Read More »

  • Oct 24, 2022

    Daisy Darker posted by Robyn

    “Daisy Darker’s family wasted far too many years lying.  They spent their final hours together learning lessons before dying.”    Read More »

  • Oct 11, 2022

    Practical Magic Novels posted by Robyn

    Practical Magic by acclaimed writer Alice Hoffman was introduced 25 years ago, and remains a timeless classic which has been adapted into a motion picture (available at library on...    Read More »

  • Sep 26, 2022

    The Woman in the Library posted by Robyn

    Four strangers are working quietly at a reading table in the Boston Public Library - two women and two men, and two of them are writers.  After the sound of a woman’s scream, they are told by library security guards to remain seated.  The four people begin talking – introductions are made and they bond very quickly at a coffee shop after leaving the premises.  Breaking news later reveals that a woman was murdered in the library that morning, so the foursome is quite rattled and continues to...    Read More »

  • Sep 11, 2022

    Hotel Portofino posted by Robyn

    In 1926 Italy, matriarch Bella Ainsworth embarks on a new venture when she opens the Hotel Portofino.  Husband Cecil is not as invested, and has a propensity to spend money.  Their adult children Alice and Lucian also live at the hotel.  Alice is a widow and single mother, and Lucian suffers PTSD after...    Read More »

  • Aug 22, 2022

    Malibu Rising posted by Robyn

    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid focuses on four adult siblings in Malibu, California.    Read More »

  • Aug 09, 2022

    Like Water for Chocolate posted by Robyn

    If you’re still looking for a book with “water” in the title for your Adult Summer Reading log - consider the 1990 Mexican classic novel, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.  Tita is the youngest of three daughters on the De la Garza ranch.  Widowed Mama Elena insists that Tita will never...    Read More »

  • Jul 25, 2022

    Remarkably Bright Creatures posted by Robyn

    In Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, a 70-year-old widow works the night shift as janitor at Sowell Bay Aquarium in Seattle.  Tova Sullivan  has led a sad life after losing her only child 30 years ago.  Her son Erik was 18 when he disappeared from a boat in Puget Sound, and is...    Read More »

  • Jul 12, 2022

    The Lincoln Highway posted by Robyn

    In June of 1954, 18-year-old Emmett returns to his Nebraska home after serving time in a juvenile work farm.  Emmett served over a year for involuntary manslaughter, but his father passed away and he is released early to care for his 8-year-old brother Billy.    Read More »

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