Posted Apr 19, 2018
We had another successful adult winter reading program this year! Here are some examples of what participants read this winter:
An American Marriage by Tayan Jones, read by Crystal K.
Listened to this via hoopla! Absolutely loved it. Tells the love story of Roy and Celestial and how it changes after a tragic event separates them for five years.
There is much to love about this collection about men seeking animal brides and women taking animal husbands. The tales were created to instruct people about behavior and arranged marriages, teach them morals, and to explore the nature-culture divide. The scholarly introduction was too short. My favorite tales are “The Dog Bride” and “The Hunter and the Tortoise.”
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams, read by Karen E.
A major life event pushed Ms. Williams to reevaluate and change her life. A delightful book that confirms that square footage and “stuff” are not what make us content and joyful.
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, read by Michelle O.
Everyone should read this. Fabulous storytelling and what a character. People lived with a lot less and got far in life. Sad to finish this book…
If you really want to know how the Irish saved civilization it was through the works of Irish monks preserving the Roman world’s literature and later passed it back to Europe through education.
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott, read by Carole S.
Remarkable detail evokes time, place and characters among New York City’s Irish Catholic nuns and the people they care for in the early twentieth century.
I’m definitely not an asshole according to this book, but I’ve absolutely worked with some! A good book to read when starting a new job as I am. A bit basic, but a quick read!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins, read by Kathryn C.
A fascinating and fun read about old Hollywood glamour with enough twists and turns to keep you really interested.