Drama, romance, aspirational tales. That kind of thing. In The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg, friends in a small-town supper club get more than they bargained for when conversation turns from recipes to more private matters. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is about five women from rural Kentucky who go on the road with Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. In Olive, Again by Elizabetth Strout, an aging Olive Kittridge takes stock of her life. Spy by Danielle Steel is a drama about British deb who gets recruited by the secret service.
The Accomplice by Jospeh Kanon, a CIA agent tracks a Nazi war criminal in Argentina. Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré, is about an aging agent who must determine the true loyalties of a Russian agent against the backdrop of Berxit, Putin and Trump. In Under Occupation by Alan Furst, a French detective writer smuggles information from polish POWs doing forced labor for the Reich’s war industries. Permanent Record is whistleblower Edward Snowden’s account of his actions.
No travel advisory, but the weather was worse. Go figure. Anyhow, a few hardy souls came away with books to read and DVDs to watch. For the rest, be sure to come by tomorrow to refresh your reading and viewing options*
With schools closed, a travel advisory posted, and more snow on the way this afternoon, the Nichols Library Trustees have decided not to open the library today. Those who need to go out take extra care.
The Nichols Memorial Library be be open on Wednesday, 11/27 from 10am-1pm. We will be closed on Thursday, 11/28th in observation of Thanksgiving Day. The Library will be open Friday, Nov. 29th from 10am-1pm and Saturday, Nov 30th, 10am-1pm. Come early, stock up on books and new DVDs (more coming son). Our regular schedule resumes on Monday, December 2nd.
Brit crime fans can choose between a period mystery by Charles Todd and contemporary action by Deborah Crombie. In A Cruel Deception by Todd, nurse Bess Crawford is tasked with finding out why an officer serving with Britain’s delegation at the Paris peace talks has walked away from his duties. In A Bitter Feast by Crombie, detectives Kincaid and James are talking a holiday at a country estate, which is playing host to a charity fundraiser. When a number of murders rock the event, the two ‘tecs find themselves back at work.