Stop by the Library this month and pick up your copy of this book which was chosen by members of the library’s book club. “In the Belly of Jonah” is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce. Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so, she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown. Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, ”Boots,” as Liv’s eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer–and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot of In the Belly of Jonah unfolds, Liv Bergen takes her place alongside the best female crime-solvers as a woman with smarts, self-confidence, and intuitive savvy (from amazon.com). “In the Belly of Jonah” will grab you with the first words and will never let you go until long after you have finished. The story is driven by the richly painted characters and the incredible plot line. This is a thriller that will have you breathless and yet wanting more at the same time. We will be discussing this book at the next book club meeting to be held at the Library, on Monday, August 13th at 5pm.
June’s chosen novel by the Library’s book club members is “The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry” by author Gabrielle Zevin. A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Edgar Allen Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over–and see everything anew (from amazon.com). If you like quirky characters, believe in the goodness of people, and especially enjoy a good story, you won’t be disappointed in “The Storied Life of A.J Fikry”.
We will be discussing the winner of The Mountains And Plains Booksellers Award book, “One Thousand White Women: The Journals Of May Dodd” by author Jim Fergus. This is book one in the One Thousand White Women Series. Book two in the series is “The Vengeance Of Mothers: The Journals Of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill”. While these novels are fiction, they bring out in great detail the Indian way of life in the 1800s. If you enjoy reading about history through period characters based on factual research, you will enjoy these novels. Jim Fergus is a gifted writer and has real talent for developing characters that make his books so entertaining. Join us at the Library for a lively discussion about the book, “One Thousand White Women: The Journals Of May Dodd” on Monday, June 4th, at 5:00p.m. All are welcome!!
Join us every Monday morning from 10:00-11:00a.m, beginning Monday June 4th, through June 25th for lots of fun and interaction with weekly themed story readings; crafts and LOTS of books to check out! Sandy Miller will be leading this year’s summer reading program for ages 3-8 year old kids. Please be sure to have an older helper for your younger children. The goal of “Spalding’s Library’s Summer Story Hour” is to promote the joy of shared reading. Keep an eye on the Library’s Facebook page for weekly details!
This month’s selected book by members of the Library’s book club is “One Thousand White Women”, a novel written by author Jim Fergus. “One Thousand White Women” begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. Yet the unknown is a far better fate than the life she left behind. Committed to an insane asylum by her blue-blood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the “civilized” world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors. What follows is the story of May’s breathtaking adventures: her brief, passionate romance with the gallant young army captain John Bourke; her marriage to the great chief Little Wolf; and her conflict of being caught between two worlds loving two men, living two lives. So vividly has Jim Fergus depicted the American West that May Dodd’s journals are like a capsule in time (from the publisher). This book is based on an actual historical event in 1875, but told through fictional diaries. Stop by the Library and check out a copy of this book!
The Spalding Public Library’s book club members will meet at the Library on Monday, May 7th, at 5pm. They will be discussing the novel, “The Apprentice” by mystery writer Tess Gerritsen. All copies of this book need to be returned to the Library by Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. Everyone is welcome, so come to this book discussion if you have read this book!
New book titles from bestselling authors include Dan Brown’s “Origin”, Tess Gerrtisen’s 11th book in the Rizolli & Isles series, “Die Again”; and Joy Fielding’s novel “Someone Is Watching”. Nebraska authors Alex Kava “Whitewash” and Jonis Agee’s “The Weight Of Dreams” all have been added to the adult fiction collection. If you are a Kay Hooper mystery reader, the library now has her novels “Haunted” and “Fear The Dark” available for check out. James Patterson’s fans can now check out his novels “Murder Games” and “Haunted (A Michael Bennet Thriller). The library has added author Paula Hawkins book, “Into The Water” as well as Mary Higgins Clark’s latest novel, “All By Myself, Alone” . Stop by and see what the library has to offer for YOU!
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!