» Archive for November, 2017

Holly Chamberlain-Home for Christmas

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At first glance, Nell King’s cozy home in Yorktide seems a step down from the impeccably decorated Boston house she shared with her husband. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her almost-grown daughters have found real happiness here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together, Nell feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. With the daily obligations of motherhood coming to an end, what role is left for her to fill?

Kevin Alan Milne-The paper bag Christmas

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


As a pediatric oncologist whose own physical limitations confine him to a wheelchair, Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you’d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But while thus engaged he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. To that end, Dr. Ringle recruits “Mo” as a volunteer at a nearby children’s hospital for the entire holiday season.  c. 2006

Alison Weir-Anne Boleyn, a king’s obsession

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender.  c. 2017

David Fisher-Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and lies. The Civil War

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures.  c. 2017