May 2023 Tidbit

We had a hard time coming up with an original tidbit this month. Over this rainy Memorial Day weekend, we had to use our imagination on things to do in the Port City that may be a little off the radar. Here are a few of our favorite things to do and see and hear […]

Fifty Words for Rain

by: Asha Lemmie Goodreads description: From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman’s quest for acceptance in post–World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. “If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist.” […]

Hello Beautiful

by: Ann Napolitano Goodreads description: From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes an emotionally layered and engrossing story of a family that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much […]

West with Giraffes

by: Linda Rutledge Goodreads description: Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it […]

A Likely Story

By: Leigh McMullan Abramson Goodreads description: Growing up in the nineties in New York City as the only child of famous parents was both a blessing and a curse for Isabelle Manning. Her beautiful society hostess mother, Claire, and New York Timesbestselling author father, Ward, were the city’s intellectual It couple. Ward’s glamorous obligations often took […]

Still Life

By: Sarah Winman Goodreads description: Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from […]

I Have Some Questions for You

By: Rebecca Makkai Goodreads description: A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances […]

Pineapple Street

by: Jenny Jackson Goodreads description: Darley, the eldest daughter in the well-connected, carefully guarded, old-money Stockton family, followed her heart, trading her job and inheritance for motherhood, sacrificing more of herself than she ever intended. Sasha, middle-class and from New England, has married into the Brooklyn Heights family and finds herself cast as the arriviste […]

April/May 2023 Tidbit

Helen says: Hmmm…I would have to say American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. That was probably the most disturbing book I have ever read. The movie did not do it justice! I would run for the hills and change my number on that one… Holly says: This one is a toss-up between Mexican Gothic and […]