THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE – Amy’s Book Pick of the Week

Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? Are you looking for a novel set during a time other than WWII? If so, then this week’s book pick is perfect for you. Take a break from social media and Covid-19 prognostications and pick up a good book!     Synopsis Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood […]

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DAISY JONES & THE SIX – Amy’s Book Pick of the Week

Hi, friends! Since my favorite aspect of working at my local library is helping patrons discover new books, I thought I’d take this readers advisory service to cyber patrons like YOU! This week’s pick is Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Synopsis Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies. But no one knows […]

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BOOK REVIEW: EDUCATED

  In 1986, Tara Westover was born into a Mormon survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho. She prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills” bag. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged metal in her father’s junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a […]

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Book Review: The Worst Hard Time

My mother was the bravest person I have ever known. Raised on a farm in North Dakota during The Great Depression, the challenges she and her family faced were immense. Imagine trudging out in the middle of the night in -30 degree temperatures to use the outhouse and then wipe yourself with pages of the Sears catalog? My biggest hardship is sitting in a car without heated seats. Because of […]

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