This month, the Library’s book club has chosen to read, “A Fall Of Marigolds”, a novel by author Susan Meissner.
September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. What she learns could devastate her—or free her.
September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. But a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf may open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life (from amazon.com).
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On July 1st we will discuss “A Fall Of Marigolds” by Susan Meissner. On August 12th ( Greeley County Fair August 5-7th) we will discuss “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm ” by Ted Genoways. Newcomers are welcome.
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On May 6th we will discuss “Water For Elephants” by Sara Gruen. On June 3rd we will discuss “A Thief Of Time” by Tony Hillerman. Newcomers are welcome.S
The Library has added new adult fiction titles from authors: James Patterson- “Cross Justice”; Alex Michaelides-“The Silent Patient”; Allison Brennan- “Too Far Gone”; Danielle Steel- “Turning Point”; Nora Roberts- “Of Blood And Bone: Chronicles of The One”, Book 2; Lynda Cohen Loigman- “The Two Family House”; Erika Swyler-“The Book Of Speculation”; Fredrik Backman- “Britt-Marie Was Here”; and Laura Moriarty- “The Chaperone”. The Library also has many new adult fiction audiobooks available for check out. These audiobooks are on a three month loan from the Central Plains Library System. Titles include: Anthony Horowitz- “The Word Is Murder”; Duncan Hamilton- “For The Glory”; C.J. Box- “Vicious Circle”; Susan Mallery- “When We Found Home”; Ruth Ware- “The Woman In Cabin 10”; Jodi Picoult- “Small Great Things”; J.A. Jance- “Downfall”; B.A. Paris- “The Breakdown”; Peter Heller- “Celine”; Phillip Margolin- “The Third Victim”; Mary Higgins Clark- “The Sleeping Beauty Killer”; Lisa Jackson- “Liar, Liar”; Emma Flint- “Little Deaths”; Ben Macintyre- “Rogue Heroes”; David Rosenfelt- “Rescued”; Richard Paul Evans- “The Broken Road”; Ron Hansen- “The Kid”; Danielle Steel- “There Mistress”; Marcia Muller- “Dangerous Ladies Affair”; and Steve Hamilton- “Exit Strategy”.
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On March 4th we will discuss “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. On April 1st we will discuss “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. Newcomers are welcome.
Do you like read to read mysteries? The Library has added new titles from mystery authors: Iris Johansen-“Sight Unseen”, “Double Blind” and “Look Behind You”; Robert Parker’s -“The Hangman’s Sonnet”l and “Revelation”; James Patterson-“Alert”; Lincoln Child-“The Forgotten Room”; Shari Lapena-“The Couple Next Door”; Kay Hooper- “Hold Back The Dark” (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Book #6); and Karen Robards-“The Moscow Deception” (The Guardian Book#2). Other additions to the adult fiction collection include: Colleen Coble-“The House At Saltwater Point” (A Lavender Tides Novel Book #2); Danielle Steel – “The Cast”; Pam Jenoff- “Almost Home”; Elizabeth Letts- “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired A Nation”; Jodi Picoult- A Spark Of Light”; Diane Chamberlain-“Necessary Lies”; and Susan Meissner-“A Fall Of Marigolds”.
Author Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Project” a romantic comedy by author Graeme Simsion, is February’s selected novel by the Library’s book club members. MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion’s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. “The Rosie Project” is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection (from the publisher). The library has several copies of this book available for readers.
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 4 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On January 7th we will discuss “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. On February 4th we will discuss “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens. Newcomers are welcome.
Local author Mary Avidano will be featured during a book-signing and poetry reading event for her new book, BABUSHKA, from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, November 15th at the Spalding Public Library. Mary Avidano lives at Elgin. She is a minister for three small congregations, the churches are located at Albion, Primrose, and at Akron, halfway between. Much of her writing is inspired by ordinary daily life. Mary believes that good poetry, like good preaching, finds us where we are. –Bonnie Johnson-Bartee, creative writing instructor and Visiting Writers Series coordinator, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Nebraska. Mary saw her first poem published in 2004, in NEBRASKA LIFE MAGAZINE. In 2008 she published a chapbook called THE ZEBRA’S FRIEND & OTHER POEMS. It is no longer in print. BABUSHKA is Mary’s second poetry collection, and contains several poems that appeared in the first chapbook. BABUSHKA was released in the summer of 2018 by Finishing Line Press, located in Georgetown, Kentucky. It is available from the publisher and from Amazon.com. Mary also has a memoir, titled IN THE HOUSE OF I AM, published in 2014. This book went through several printings and sold almost six hundred copies since its publication. There are fewer than six copies left before it will be out of print. Visit maryavidano.com to learn more about Mary Avidano’s life and work. Mary Avidano will have her new poetry book BABUSHKA, available and will sign your copy. No purchase necessary; you can check out the Library’s copy after November 15th. Come to Mary’s book signing and poetry reading event at the Library on Thursday, November 15th.
Parents and Kids! Don’t forget there are tons of Halloween ebooks and audiobooks online using the library’s OverDrive app. Get started by going to our library’s website: libraries.ne.gov/spalding
The Spalding Public Library’s Book Club meets on the first Monday of each month in the small conference room at 5 p.m. Books are available at the Library. On November 5th we will discuss “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. On December 3rd we will discuss “An Invisible Thread” by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski. Newcomers are welcome.