Klara and the Sun

by Kazuo Ishiguro Goodreads description: Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and […]

Raft of Stars

by: Andrew j. Graff Goodreads description: When two hardscrabble young boys think they’ve committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it’s too late? It’s the summer of 1994 in Claypot, Wisconsin, and the lives of ten-year-old Fischer “Fish” Branson and […]

The Survivors

by: Jane Harper Goodreads description: Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal community he once called home. Kieran’s parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by […]

Who is Maud Dixon?

by: Alexandra Andrews Goodreads description: Florence Darrow is a small-town striver who believes that she’s destined to become a celebrated writer. When she stumbles into the opportunity to become the assistant to “Maud Dixon,” a celebrated-but anonymous-novelist (think: Elena Ferrante), she believes that the universe is finally providing her big chance. The arrangement feels idyllic; […]

April/May 2021 Tidbit

The results of our March Pop Culture Poll are in! Here is what our readers said: Favorite Jeopardy host – Ken Jennings 48% Katie Couric 27% Dr. Oz 15% Mike Richards 9% Helen says: I have unequivocally changed my vote from a month ago. Aaron Rodgers did a phenomenal job! Celebrity Crush 🥰 Holly says: […]

Guests on Earth

by Lee Smith Goodreads Description: It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the […]

The Four Winds

by: Kristin Hannah Goodreads Description: Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great […]

The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if […]

The Push

by: Ashley Audrain Goodreads Description: Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter–she doesn’t behave like most children do. Or is it […]