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The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

        The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian 1943: Tucked away in the idyllic hills south of Florence, the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage, believe that the walls of their ancient villa will keep them safe from the war raging across Europe. Eighteen-year-old Cristina spends her days swimming in the pool, playing with her ... Read More »

That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay

That Part was True by Deborah McKinlay When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful, but ultimately unsatisfying, love-life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from ... Read More »

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees ... Read More »

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of  American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, ... Read More »

Peggy’s Picks

Cockroahes by Jo Nesbo

                                                                                    Just click on the cover to reserve your book! Read More »

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him ... Read More »

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives–Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America–until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.  By Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, Read More »

What We Are Reading Now. . .

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  I have been a fan of the murder mystery since, at a tender age, I first discovered Hercule Poirot and Nero Wolfe. You see, I was an voracious reader and my parents allowed me to read these classic series. To this day, I find mysteries highly entertaining. When I looked at my list of books (yes, I do keep a list of ... Read More »

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus — her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, ... Read More »

Library Monitor Position

LIBRARY MONITOR- Grosse Pointe Public Library-Ewald branch Hours:  4:00-7:00 p.m.  Monday-Thursday Grosse Pointe Woods Branch. 3:30-5:30 p.m.  Monday-Thursday. Some flexibility with summer hours needed. Responsible for maintaining a pleasant library atmosphere and enforcing library policies after school. $9.00/hour.  Fill out application at any branch.  Deadline for applying is August 1, 2013. Click HERE for job description. Click HERE for application. Read More »