News Friday 7 April 2017
It has been a week of working on various projects and spending way too much time in front of a computer screen for me. Glad to go home at the end of the day and leave it all behind.
This Saturday we have a very special visitor in the Beatty Building – be sure to bring your children and grandchildren!
New & Noteworthy Books that arrived in the store this week
The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
Now in paperback this is a wonderful story of a family farm, the brothers and their wives and children who live there. Changes threaten the future of the farm – but in this story we experience it as it was for Mary Frances “Frankie”. I loved it – look in our reviews to read more.
Dennis Lee – Collected poems 1967 – 2017 – Heart Residence
Once he was a young hot shot – now he’s the grand old man of Canadian poetry. Funny how that happens!
The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
Now in paperback, I read this novel a year ago and have found there are so many images that have stayed with me. It is the story about a young woman who, in the 1940s, gives up her own career to follow her physicist husband to Los Alamos. Really terrific book.
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman is “now a major motion picture”.
The book is a wonderful story about the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who survived the bombardment of the city and continued to attempt to protect the animals in their care – and a stream of Jews seeking safety. A really great book.
HAPPY READING – HAPPY SPRING