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Neighbor to Neighbor November 14, 2007

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 Recommend a good book to your neighbors! Have you read a great book this year? Why not recommend them to our readers? 

We are collecting suggestions from community members to create a display in the library and/or to post on our website. Write a brief review of your recommendation include the title, author and a brief statement about why you liked it. You can spice it up with a short summary of the story or other information you think is important if you like. Sign it with your name or intials and drop it off at the library or email it to galway@sals.edu .

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1. galwaypubliclibrary - November 14, 2007

Saving the World

by Julia Alvarez is the November selection for When Readers Meet, the book discussion group at the Galway Public Library. An author’s life is portrayed, along with excerpts from the book she’s writing. There’s fascinating history in her novel (I didn’t think smallpox vaccinations could be so interesting), as wellas the thought provoking events and choices in her own life. We’ll be discussing the book on Nov. 26th at 7p.m. at the library – everyone is welcome to join us. Evelyn Hanna

2. Evelyn Hanna - November 17, 2007

Don’t be put off by the title of Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl. The title intrigued me, but it has a mystery label on its spine, and I don’t usually read mysteries. I kept looking at it on the shelf, liking the title, disliking the genre. Finally I decided to give it a try, and after I read it I kept suggesting that others read it too. Yes there’s some physics mentioned in it, and yes, eventually there’s a mystery, but mostly it has a good story, very nice writing, memorable characters, and a plot that keeps you interested.

3. Evelyn Hanna - November 17, 2007

Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart tells where those bouquets come from, why roses no longer smell, and who’s trying to grow a blue rose. The way she writes kept me reading, even though I didn’t think I wanted to know this much about the florist industry. She’s filled the book with descriptions of some very interesting characters, which I think is its strong point.

4. Evelyn Hanna - November 19, 2007

The Wild Twist of Their Stems is by Carol Graser, poet, Story Quilt committee member, and host of Caffe Lena’s monthly poetry readings. The focus of her book is on motherhood, with poems reaching out into wider issues as well. They are moving, and humorous, and thoughtful, and a joy to read.

5. Neighbor-to-Neighbor « Galway Public Library - January 14, 2008

[…] For previous recommendations, see our first entry on this program here. […]


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