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Friday, March 16, 2018

If you’re a fan of the PBS Masterpiece Mysteries series Grantchester you might want to check out this wonderful book that started it all. Set in the 1950’s in England, and capturing all the innocence and nostalgia of the era, James Runcie’s main character Sidney Chambers is not only a product of his time, but a wonderfully complex character. He fought in WWII, has a theology degree from Cambridge and is a vicar of the small, quaint parish of Grantchester. And although he’s a devout young man in this early thirties, he’s also very human. He loves scotch, cricket, warm beer, hot jazz, and has a particular fondness for a young...


by Gabrielle Zevin
Friday, March 16, 2018

After fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live." 

LOVE THIS BOOK!! This is one of my favorite books! I love how the author takes a spin on the after-life as something I would have never thought about and really got me thinking. I was drawn into the characters and couldn't put the book down. She has you truly caring for the characters and what happen to them. I would highly recommend this book to everyone! ...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I just watched a wonderful movie, Victoria and Abdul, amazing story about a special relationship between Queen Victoria and a very charming handsome young man from India, she was in a very depressed and lonely part of her life ! He really gave her reasons to perk up and go on! Scenery and filming wonderful! Judy Dench the best, and the young man from India, WOW!  Check our catalog

Marilyn S., Circ...

The Indigo Girl

by Natasha Boyd
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I happened upon this novel in the NEW BOOKS area at HCDL.  I was intrigued by the "indigo" component since I'm a quilter/crafter and knew enough about it to be dangerous.  As it happens, this novel is based on the true story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney who developed indigo as a major cash crop in South Carolina which helped fund the American Revolution and America's independence.  Most of the characters are real and the events are taken from her own personal journals which include records and parts of her correspondence.

In 1739, Eliza is sixteen years old when she is left in charge of managing her family's land near...

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Oh am I in trouble. I have two teenage boys. I was hoping this book would help me help them make good choices as we navigate the teen years.  This is not that book.  This is a fascinating, very detailed explanation of how evolution  is perfectly willing to sacrifice our teens for the betterment of the human species.  I kid you not! When you as "What were you thinking?" ans they answer "I don;t know."  This is really what is going on, the prefrontal cortex was not being utilized.  By design.  The teen age brain is working exactly as it is designed to work.  It does not function the way an adult...


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