Author Archives: A. J. Kinnaman

Penny-wise

In “Kingdom of the Blind” by Louse Penny, former inspector Gamache  is named as an executor of a will by a perfect stranger.   The terms are so wildly unusual  that he wonders f the woman is delusional.  That is, until … Continue reading

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Nichols Library closed Tuesday Nov 27th

The library will not open today due to a winter storm.

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Seasonal fun and books for kids

Join us @the library the next 4 Wednesday mornings at 11 for seasonal stories and song! Meanwhile, here are 2 new books for younger readers. In “The Crimes of Grindelwald” by JK Rowling, the dark wizard escapes and spins a new … Continue reading

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Advice, lessons, awesomeness

“Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown (“Gift of Imperfection”) says that leadership is not about knowing the answers but asking the right questions.  “Heirs of the Founders” by H. W.Brands details  the fierce rivalry between unionists Clay and Webster vs  … Continue reading

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Our tree is back!

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Showtime 2 (comedy)

In “The Spy who Dumped Me”, two LA gals get caught up in their ex’s spy-jinx. “Don’tWorry, He Won’t get Far on Foot” is  about a rocky road to rehab.  “Crazy Rich Asians”, “Little Italy” and ”Destination Wedding” offer rom-com fun. … Continue reading

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Showtime 1 (drama)

 Just in at are movie adaptations of 2 bestsellers.  “Bel Canto” (Ann Patchett) is a drama about a hostage standoff.   The Children Act” (Ian McEwan) is about a teen’s right to end life trial.  “BlacKkKlansman” is a Spike Lee joint about … Continue reading

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