Hame by Annalena McAfee Reviewed by Lynne Lawrence — 9/29/2017 McAfee’s characters from a generation or two past, who meet in the pub to gossip and trade stories of the old days, are captivating. Their language is at once rough and musical, their memories are long, and their toughness and loyalty, inspiring. So I think I really like this book.
Farewell, Molly! May your future be bright! You will be missed by many. Molly Glover is off to college. She started working at the TFL in January 2014 as a page. She quickly became a valuable member of our staff — doing much of the prep work for story time as well as large scale art work! She writes: “I
Hail! To Angelica Ladd – New Tucker Free Library Trustee Angelica Ladd, a marketing and nonprofit professional, joined the Board of Trustees at Tucker Free Library this month. She and her family moved to Henniker from Manchester a year ago. Angelica looks forward to using her community-building and professional skills to help advance the mission of TFL. “I know how
Farewell to Emily O'Rourke – Trustee of the Tucker Free Library Emily began her tenure as a trustee in 2012 and served until her resignation in June of 2017. She writes: “It has been a pleasure serving with you…and I have learned so much! The town of Henniker is fortunate to have such a thoughtful and dedicated group of individuals
World of Tomorrow Reviewed by Lynn M. Piotrowicz — 9/18/2017 Mathews draws the reader in with great characters; going beyond the clichés of Irish gangsters and paid assassins. Instead, in his prologue he wallops the reader with an atmospheric description of a mob-boss, his study, and the portrait of his mother that hangs over the mobster’s work. I was immediately
Recommended by Lynne Lawrence 7/14/2017 Although it’s no surprise that the U.S. government hasn’t always treated Native Americans as it should, this meticulously researched book has many other revelations that are guaranteed to take you aback. For instance, did you know that the Osage Indians in Oklahoma were the richest people in the world in the 1920s? Although a succession
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caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right Experience Sherman Alexie Lynn M. Piotrowicz, Director Alexie uses few words to describe with poignancy the plight of the contemporary Indian (and I use that descriptor because he does even though it is now no longer politically correct terminology). His stories are rife with broken people: alcoholism, violence, diseases, and mental health issues infiltrate the reservation.
Reading Suggestions for You! – “Lincoln in the Bardo” Recommended by Joshua Colby6/7/2017The novel boasts a host of characters, each with their own distinct vernacular, and each with their own story to tell — stories that all come together to paint a picture of the precariousness of life during the civil war, as well as the tragedy of familial loss. There