May 2021 Tidbit

Summer is the time for porch eating and drinking. Helen always gains weight in the summer due to delicious mayonnaise laden foods and abundant heavy appetizers. Tis the season for eating and drinking…especially where we live at the beach. Here are our favorite easy summertime go-tos! Helen says: Holly says: Olive Cheese Balls – recipe […]

Hour of the Witch: A Novel

by: Chris Bohjalian Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, […]

Sorrow and Bliss

by: Meg Mason Goodreads Description: This novel is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her but she doesn’t know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going. Martha told Patrick before they got married that […]

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 […]