Book of the Week: ‘Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey’
Oct16

Book of the Week: ‘Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey’

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey Stephen Kuusisto 2018, 239 pages Nonfiction   Stephen Kuusisto grew up in Exeter, N.H. He was legally blind and could only see some colors and shapes. His parents didn’t want him to be pitied, so they told him that he had to “pass” as sighted. They thought his disability would make him a victim. Stephen went to school, read books (pressed up to his nose) and even marched in a Memorial Day...

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Book of the Week: ‘Lost for Words’
Oct02

Book of the Week: ‘Lost for Words’

The Lost for Words Bookshop Stephanie Butland 2017, 352 pages Fiction Loveday Cardew is not afraid to say what she thinks to people, and she often does just that. She likes books more than people and has the first lines of some of her favorite books as tattoos. She doesn’t let anyone too close, usually. Loveday’s childhood was a happy one at first, but her dad lost his job, and things began to change for the worse. Now Loveday is a...

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Book of the Week: ‘Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them’
Sep25

Book of the Week: ‘Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them’

Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them Jennifer Wright 2017, 310 pages Nonfiction Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them, is a surprisingly funny book, despite its grim subject matter. Structured in chronological order, the book covers some of the most dreaded epidemics endured by mankind, from the Antonine Plague, which crippled the Roman Empire, to the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

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Book of the Week: ‘Ethel and Ernest: A True Story’
Sep18

Book of the Week: ‘Ethel and Ernest: A True Story’

Ethel & Ernest: A True Story Raymond Briggs 1999, 104 pages Graphic novel   Raymond Briggs is best known on this side of the Atlantic for his wordless picture book, The Snowman. In Ethel and Ernest: a True Story, he uses his narrative art to tell the story of his parents’ life together in London, from their courtship in 1928 until their deaths in 1971. We meet Ethel as a shy lady’s maid, when she is first courted by Ernest, a...

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Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’
Sep11

Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’

Journey to Munich Jacqueline Winspear 2016, 300 pages Fiction It is 1938. Maisie Dobbs has returned to England from Spain. She is mourning the devastating loss of her husband. But it is time to return home, and she feels she might be ready to work again. Before she can get settled in, she is contacted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. They want her to do an undercover mission for them. A famous inventor and...

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