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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This book came up as available on Libby, by OverDrive, when I was looking for something to listen to, and since you can never go wrong with Jodi Picoult, I checked it out. I’m glad I did. Kennedy is a white public defender who steps up to help Ruth Jefferson when she’s being arraigned on a murder charge, then continues on her case. Ruth, an African-American nurse with decades of exemplary service and experience, was told not to care for the infant son of white supremacists, but then ends up being alone in the room with the boy when he becomes distressed, and ultimately he dies while she’s performing CPR. Through the backstories of the...

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

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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...


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