Ever wanted to join a reading group, but didn’t have the time? Well, here is your chance! This group is for people looking for a chance to discuss a quick and easy read. Join us at any of the meetings listed below in the Foot Room at the Red Wing Public Library – and just give us a call if you’d like us to request a book for you!
|Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:30pm|
|The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
Booklist: “Ever since her husband, John, was killed nearly a year ago, Jane Bell has felt like she’s been sleepwalking through life. Business at the Bell Inn, the coaching house her husband left Jane in his will, has been slowly dwindling, and until now Jane has really had no interest in taking an active role in the inn’s management. However, when the village’s banker shows up to meet with Jane and inform her that her late husband took out a sizable loan before his death and that the loan is now coming due, Jane realizes that it is time for her to wake up. Three-time Christy Award winner Klassen launches a heartwarming new series set in the Regency era that delivers everything fans of gentle historical-romance novels could ever want, including a beautifully realized English village setting, a memorable cast of characters, and charming hints of love for more than one of the residents of Ivy Hill.”
|Wednesday, March 20 @ 5:30pm|
|To Siri With Love: a Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Julie Newman
Library Journal: “Expanding her internationally acclaimed New York Times op-ed article into a full-length book of the same name, -Newman shares insights into her experience living with family members who have autism. Newman relates how her son Gus has helped her and her family see the world through his eyes and what a revelation that has been for them. Beginning when Gus and his twin brother were born and continuing through to the present, Newman shares her sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always insightful and upbeat recollections of their life. She touches on many of the issues of autism, but this is not a “how to” book. It is a positive yet honest look into one family’s journey with autism, and among others, how technology, especially Siri, was helpful to Gus. Straightforward and to the point, Newman’s book presents a realistic yet optimistic view of autism in their family.”
Except as noted, annotations are supplied from the SELCO catalog