THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (2020) May 2021 Nora Seed’s life was on a downhill trajectory.  She was being professionally treated for “situational depression,” but it wasn’t really helping.  She lost her job and her only paying piano student, so had no income. ...

LITTLE BOY by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

LITTLE BOY by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2019) April 2021 Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti, perhaps the best-known American bookstore owner/publisher of the second half of the 20th Century, died on February 22, 2021 at the age of 101.  He was also a poet, novelist, artist,...

Courageous Librarians

THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes (2019) and THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK by Kim Richardson (2019) March 2021 How exciting that we have TWO BOOKS to read about this month!  By some gift from the Universe, both books about the same obscure subject were published...

HONORING BOOK WORLD PASSINGS

HONORING BOOK WORLD PASSINGS February 2021 This month I’m deviating from my usual book review to honor two special people in the book world who passed away recently.  One was a famous author known throughout the world.  The other was a bookseller none of us here have...

BECOMING by Michelle Obama

BECOMING by Michelle Obama (2018) January 2021 Young Michelle Robinson had carefully planned her life:  good education, career, home ownership, children.  While she did achieve those goals, it was done in a way that she never could have imagined in her wildest...