Spalding Library’s book club members are reading a murder mystery this month. “The Apprentice” by Tess Gerritsen, is the second of the Rizzoli and Isles series and takes place in a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city’s woes is a series of shocking crimes, in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently removed from the city’s streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that’s what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her—literally and figuratively—she is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence. But this time around, the vendetta is more vicious than she ever would have imagined (from the publisher). Stop by the library and pick up your copy of this fast paced mystery today!
The Spalding Public Library’s book club members will meet at the Library on Monday, April 2nd, at 5pm. They will be discussing the novel, “Dancing On Broken Glass” by author Ka Hancock. All copies of this book need to be returned to the Library by Wednesday, April 3, 2018. Everyone is welcome!
Last Friday, eight new wooden bookcases finally arrived at the library. These were constructed and purchased from Cornhusker Industries in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Jabari Foundation is funding the project.
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.