This month’s book, chosen by the library’s book club members is “Dancing On Broken Glass” a debut fiction novel by author, Ka Hancock. It is a powerfully written novel offering an intimate look at a beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it. “Dancing on Broken Glass” by Ka Hancock perfectly illustrates the enduring power of love. The book’s main characters, Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler, probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder, and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put it all in writing. Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, they have good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is. An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, “Dancing on Broken Glass” takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart (from the publisher). Get your copy of this month’s selected novel soon! The library’s book club members will be discussing this novel on Monday, April 2nd at 5pm.
More adult fiction novels and audiobooks are available at the Spalding Public Library. Novelist Kay Hooper’s “Lady Thief” and “Sense Of Evil”, Iris Johansen’s novel “Magnificent Folly”, Melissa Lenhardt’s western novel, “Sawbones”, Jodi Picoult’s novels “Leaving Time” and “Small Great Things”, and the highly acclaimed novel, “An American Marriage” by author Tayari Jones. Many recently donated audio books at the library include authors Tony Hillerman, Iris Johansen, Danielle Steel, Jennifer Weiner, James Lee Burke, Jonathan Kellerman, Stephen Hunter and Catherine Coulter. Plus the “Good Witch” seasons 1 & 2 on DVD has been donated to the library as well! Stop by and see what the library has to offer for YOU!
In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn’t deliver it.
Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can’t touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better…
“The Postmistress” is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve-and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history’s tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life (from amazon.com.). The Spalding Library’s book club members have chosen this novel to read for the month of February. They will be discussing this book on Monday, March 5th. Stop by the Library and get your copy of this book!!
The Spalding Public Library will host the next book club meeting at 5pm on Monday, February 5th. The group will be discussing the novel, “The Silent Sister” by author Diane Chamberlain. All copies of this book need to be returned to the library by Wednesday, February 7th. See you there!
This month’s chosen book by the Library’s book club members is entitled, “The Silent Sister” by author Diane Chamberlain. In “The Silent Sister”, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she’s in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house, when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive! Alive and living under a new identity. But why, exactly was she on the run all those years ago? What secrets are being kept now, and what will happen if those secrets are revealed (from the publisher)? Stop by the Library and check out this book to find the answers to these questions! We will be meeting at the Library on Monday, February 5th, at 5pm to discuss this engrossing New York Times bestselling mystery from Diane Chamberlain. All are welcome to attend this book discussion.
Here’s a 2018 new year goal–check out a book at your library every week! The library has recently added many new books to its adult fiction collection. These include “Dirty Blonde”, “Exposed”, “Corrupted” and “Damaged” by Lisa Scottoline; “Finding Laura” by Kay Hooper; “Black Cross” by Greg Iles; “Crash & Burn” and “Right Behind You” by Lisa Gardner; “Ghost Walk” by Heather Graham; “The Watcher” by Brian Freeman; “Camino Island” by John Grisham; “Shadow Creek” and “She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding; “Come Sundown”, “Island Of Glass”, and “Stars Of Fortune” by Nora Roberts; and Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Series Books “Winter Street”, “Winter Storms”, “Winter Stroll”, and “Winter Solstice”. Plus many more new titles! Stop by the library and check out one of these books.
Search all the library’s book titles on our web page at: libraries.ne.gov/spalding. Happy New Year!! Happy Reading!!🙂
One of author Sandra Dallas’ novels, “The Persian Pickle Club” is December’s chosen book by the library’s book club members. The story takes place in the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there’s not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their quilting skills to good use. When a new member of the club stirs up a dark secret, the women must band together to support and protect one another. In her magical, memorable novel, Sandra Dallas explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad (from the publisher).
What is the story of the pickle ornament? A very old Christmas Eve tradition in Germany was to hide a pickle ( ornament ) deep in the branches of the family Christmas Tree. The parents hung the pickle last after all the other ornaments were in place. In the morning they knew the most observant child would receive an extra gift from St Nicholas. And now you know!
Stop by the library soon and pick up your copy of “The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas.
We will be discussing the novel, “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty at the library, on Monday, Nov. 6th at 5:00pm.
November’s chosen book is “Haven’s Wake” by Ladette Randolph. It is a Nebraska story about love and loyalty, and the restorative power of family and tradition.
Haven, the aptly named patriarch of a rural Mennonite family in eastern Nebraska, dies in a bizarre tractor accident, which reunites his family for several days in July 2009. Disparate and even dysfunctional, the Grebel clan is forced onto the farm’s close quarters where long-ignored secrets and tragedies threaten to surface, despite the desperation of Haven’s widow, Elsa, to keep them buried. Will Elsa finally forgive her son for renouncing the Mennonite religion and lifestyle? Will brothers Jonathan and Jeffrey let a sibling’s horrific but decades-old death tear them further apart? (from Booklist). Stop by the library and get your copy of “Haven’s Wake” to find the answers to these questions and so much more!!
The Spalding Public Library has many new adult fiction audiobooks available for check out. These audio books are on a three month loan from the Central Plains Library System. Titles include: Sandra Brown- “No Rest For The Dead”, Bruce Henderson- “Rescue At Los Banos”, Mary Kay Andrews-“The Weekenders”, Lauren Groff- “Fates And Furies”, Fredrik Backman- “My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry”, Wanda E. Brunstetter- “The Restoration”, Megan Abbott- “You Will Know Me”, Jayne Ann Krentz- “Dream Eyes”, Sara Gruen-“At The Water’s Edge”, Min Jin Lee- “Pachinko”, Brian Kilmeade- “Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates”, Agatha Christie- “Spider’s Web”, Jan Karon- “Come Rain Or come Shine”,Tess Gerittsen- “The Mephisto Club”, Kate Alcott- “The Hollywood Daughter”, Ella Carey- “The House By The Lake”, Jussi Adler-Olsen- “The Alphabet House”, Nina George- “The Little Paris Bookshop”, Lee Child- “61 Hours”, and Tim Johnston- “Descent”.
October’s chosen book by the library’s book club members is “The Husband’s Secret” by author Liane Moriarty. Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret-something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives of others as well. And then imagine that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all–she’s and incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything–and not just for her. There are other women who barely know Cecilia–or each other–but they, too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret (from the publisher). Liane Moriarty is the author of “Three Wishes”, “The Last Anniversary”, “What Alice Forgot”, “The Hypnotist’s Love Story” and the number one New York Times bestsellers: “The Husband’s Secret” and “Big Little Lies”. Stop by the library and check out a copy of “The Husband’s Secret”.