Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What to read while waiting for...



A Spool of Blue Thread
A Spool of Blue Thread
By Tyler, Anne
2015-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101874271 Check Our Catalog

"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . ." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions!

A Widow for One Year
A Widow for One Year
By John Irving
1998-05 - Random House
0375501371 Check Our Catalog
Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character - a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice", but she will never be forgotten. Ruth's story is told in three parts, each focusing on a critical time in her life. When we first meet her Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's life opens on the fall of 1990, when Ruth is an unmarried woman whose personal life is …More


Freedom
Freedom
By Franzen, Jonathan
2010-09 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780312600846 Check Our Catalog
From the National Book Award-winning author of "The Corrections" comes a darkly comedic novel about family. Franzen's intensely realized characters struggle to learn how to live in an ever-confusing world--one with the temptations and burdens of liberty, the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, and the heavy weight of empire. …More



The Amateur Marriage
The Amateur Marriage
By Tyler, Anne
2006-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345472458 Check Our Catalog
From the inimitable Anne Tyler, a rich and compelling novel about a mismatched marriage--and its consequences, spanning three generations.
They seemed like the perfect couple--young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael
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