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Welcome to the Booklover's Cafe!
 

Come to the next meeting of Booklover's Café: 
The last Saturday of every month from 10:00  - 11:15 am,
or come at 9:30 for informal conversation and booktalking.
 
Check the library calender for the next date: Events
                                                                                                            
Come and enjoy tea, coffee, and muffins and share the wealth of your reading experiences with other readers. In the words of one participant, Booklover's Café is "a chance to talk with real people about real books!” Be prepared to chat informally about one or two books or authors you love—or just stop by to listen. Join us! All are welcome.

~We read books, talked books, argued over books, and became dearer and dearer to one another.~
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

 

MAY 2018


Aunt Dimity Paranormal Detective
By Nancy Atherton
About an only child whose mother always read to her at night and told her stories of Aunt Dimity. Whatever horrible things befell everything always ended with a hot cup of tea and some toasted brown bread. The main character always thought Aunt Dimity was a fictional character, till her own life falls apart. She gets this beautiful envelope with a request to show up at an attorney’s office, where she discovers aunt Dimity was real and left her a request. The writing is so engrossing. Total escapism.

Sharpe’s Escape
By Bernard Cornwell
The last two sharpe books were moving toward the battle of Waterloo. Sharpe’s revenge was the best as far as all kinds of things going on. He and his friend the Irish sergeant have been dismissed from their jobs in the British army and accused of theft because of an earlier incident. They were accused of the theft of Napoleon's gold. He was charged because there was a group of villains who stole it and blamed him. So Sharpe and his sergeant without uniforms have to walk across the English coast and be anonymous because if they were caught they would be jailed and killed. They actually discover the villains and of course they win. It’s a terrific book it’ll keep you hooked.

Back of Beyond
By C J Box
Author of the Joe Pickett novels. This is a different series and a very different character than the Joe Pickett. He’s a sometimes recovering alcoholic. Cody Hoyt - a cop out west who stumbles onto a problem when a friend of his is found burned to death in a cabin. At first they believe it's a suicide which he can’t believe. He finds more clues showing many people in a very short amount of time having found dead burned in remote cabins. There's a clue that links the person to an outfitter who takes multi day pack trips into Yellowstone. He signs up and his two daughters- It’s a real cliffhanger. Really good- I like the character. I love his writing and his knowledge of the west. He’s really good at describing the teen characters and how they act.

Guilty Minds
By Joseph Finder
Chief Justice of the supreme court's career is about to be destroyed by a reporter. Nick Heller is the main character. Author writes very well. It was difficult to put down. Characterization is very good. Even the small things that are added.

The Hidden Dimension
By Edward T. Hall
Companion book is called the silent language. He talks about nonverbal communication. He asks about the different perceptions that cultures have about their sense of the space around them. How they perceive space.

A Piece of the World
By Christina Baker Kline
About Andrew Wyeth’s muse Christina. Very interesting fictionalization. It follows Christina and her interaction with “Andy” as a young man and how he sets up in her house and does a lot of painting there. Fascinating.

The Alice Network
By Kate Quinn
A fictionalization of an occurrence during WW1. There's a woman who wants to find her cousin who disappeared during WW2. She finds a reference to a woman who ran a spy network in WW1. Absolutely gripping. Goes back and forth in each chapter. Finally you come to the conclusion. Wonderful.

The Temptation of Compassion
By Donna Leon
This book is very interesting. I just devour them. This one really opens with quite the usual wonderful stuff about the main characters family, but gets into some really tough stuff later on. The main character runs into some ethical dilemmas and it has an extremely surprising ending. She’s savage at the beginning of the book and she’s such a good writer.

Cuckoo’s Calling
JK Rowling
She wrote under a pseudonym. Forensic linguists discovered it was her in a matter of an hour or two. So good. Main character is Cormoran Strike. He lives in London and he’s a retired military investigator. He was sent him to Afghanistan to investigate a crime. In this novel it's about a young beautiful model- they think she committed suicide in the middle of winter but her brother comes to him to investigate because he doesn’t believe she did it. Highly recommended.

 

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