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Fiction

27 07, 2017

Book of the Week: Miss Jane

2017-07-27T15:10:16+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Miss Jane by Brad Watson I've not come across Brad Watson before and was delighted with this read. Set within a powerful evocation of farming and the sheer toughness of the rural life in early 20th century America, it is a tale of family, friendships and kindnesses. It is beautifully written through the eyes of [...]

21 07, 2017

Book of The Week: Rosie Revere, Engineer

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Rosie is an inventor by nature but loses her nerve when laughed at by a beloved relative. All until Great Aunt Rose, with her riveting engineering skills, encourages her to shoot for the stars, and teaches her to learn from mistakes. Rosie soon learns that every success is worth [...]

12 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The One-in-a-Million Boy

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood 104 year old Ona Vitkus never expected to open her heart or share her story with the particular young boy who feeds her birds. Ona knows something is wrong when the boy doesn't show up one week, and his taciturn and estranged father, Quinn, takes his place. In a [...]

3 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The Wangs vs. The World

2017-07-13T10:29:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News|Tags: |

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang With quintessentially American confidence, wildly successful immigrant Charles Wang over-leverages his grander dreams and loses everything. So begins a hilarious family road trip across the US to gather his daughters and son and take them “home” to China. Meanwhile, his wife and children have other plans and [...]

22 04, 2017

A Month in the Country

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: |

By J.L. Carr Post World War I England distilled.  Although closely focused on a tiny patch of English ordinariness, it allows a much wider sense of human experience; gentle but with glimpses of horror.  A Jewel of a book whose impact I still carry with me. Recommended by Anne