This Sunflower eLibrary downloadable audiobook has been a delight to listen to. Akira Macauley runs a sheep ranch and has prayed for help. But when God sends her a half starved convict she questions his answer and reminds God that she really could use someone that knows something about sheep. The Shepherd’s Voice is about forgiveness and […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tired of reading fiction and nonfiction? Why not add a little drama to your life by reading a play. It just so happens that two heavy hitters of the American theater celebrate birthdays in October. Eugene O’Neill ( October 16, 1888-1953) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. His work also won the Pulitzer Prize […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Legions of Jan Karon lovers have been waiting nine long years for her to continue Father Tim stories. Somewhere Safe with Someone Good: The New Mitford Novel is out and well worth the long wait. Although, each of her books is best read in sequence, each story can be appreciated for all of its charm […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In The Crossover, the main character and his brother are thirteen year old twins. Both are very dedicated to and good at playing basketball. These boys are smart, and their family is fiercely loyal and loving with strong moral supports. The topics of the poems vary from basketball, to school, to family life, all the while […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ladybug Girl is out with a new adventure for Halloween – Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma. For those of you who haven’t met Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl, she’s a spunky preschooler with a big imagination. With her tutu, ladybug wings, and spotted boots, Ladybug Girl can handle all sorts of adventures. Her latest dilemma […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today is Columbus Day, and October is Italian Heritage Month. What better why to celebrate than by delving into one of the many mystery novels from scenic Italy. Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Salvo Montalbano is an honest, decent, and loyal police officer in fictitious Vigata, Sicily. Montalbano has his own way of doing things. His bosses […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
This complex and touching novel explores many issues in the telling of the story of Daniel and his partner Matt, men who are enjoying their relationship and lives in Northhampton, Mass. All things change with a phone call–Daniel’s twin brother Joel and his wife have been killed in the terrorist bombing of a cafe in […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The squirrels in Manhattan are busy, busy, busy this time of year. It’s a great time to try out Newbery Medal author Lynne Rae Perkins’s latest novel, Nuts to You. Imagine living your zig-zagging, nut-gathering, tree-climbing and mostly friendly life as a squirrel. Then, out of the blue, a hawk swipes up your best friend. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party is a short, amusing addition to Alexander McCall Smith’s stand-alone books. It takes a departure from his series locations of places like Botswana and Scotland and surprises us with a character from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fatty O’Leary is a likeable, obese antiques dealer with a loving wife. Betty buys them plane tickets […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.