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What is the Staff Reading May 2014

What is the staff reading?  Molly is reading "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin.  "On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World." A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means."   She is also reading, "The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage and Scandel in the Gilded Age" by Myra MacPherson.  "A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the

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What is the staff reading March 2014

The Museum of Extraordinary Things By: Alice Hoffman Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century . Currently being read by Cindy   A Well Tempered Heart By Jan-Philipp Sendker  This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart. Currently being read by Kelly   Clara and Mr. Tiffany By Susan Vreeland It's the turn of the century and the world is enamored with all that glitters. "Beauty lust" is rampant in New York and

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What the staff is reading February 2014

Kelly:   "Star for Mrs. Blake" by April Smith "Flora & Ulysses" by Kate DiCamillo   Cindy "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt   Marcia "The Trouble Man"  by Henning Mankell   Molly "The Apple Tree Yard"  by  Louise Doughty "Ask Bob" by Peter Gethers   Megan "Firefly" by Janette Jenkins And preparing for the upcoming book discussion,  "The Best of Nora Ephron" and "The Front Page" 

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