There are many new books right now to choose from at the Cherokee Public Library, so it 's a great time to come in and take a look. Here are some books I have recently read and enjoyed:
'Summer Shift' by Lynn Kiele Bonasia revolves around the owner of a seafood restaurant. In her personal life she is handling guilt about a young waitress's death in a car accident and her aunt's Alzheimer's condition. Probably more than I ever want or need to know about cooking lobster, but a very nice read. There are recipes at the back for those who like seafood.
'The Bride's House' by Sandra Dallas is a novel by one of my favorite authors, set in the Colorado high country . Three generations of women live in a Victorian mansion and their connected stories reflect the times from 1880 to the 1950's. It's fast paced with a gorgeous cover.
'The Butterfly's Daughter' by Mary Alice Monroe is the story of a journey from Milwaukee to a small village in Mexico. The main character travels by car as she takes her grandmother's ashes home. Intertwined is the lore, legends and migration habits of the monarch butterfly. It was an excellent novel, captivating to read.
'22 Britannia Road' by Amanda Hodgkinson is not for the faint of heart. A Polish family reunites in post WWII England and tries to put their lives back together. After six years of living in a forest, mother and son are not always comfortable with their husband and father who spent the same amount of time hiding in France. Flash backs, some fairly gruesome, are interspersed with current events.
'The Wilder Life' by Wendy McClure is great. The author mixes her personal history with her love of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. For someone like me who has read those books over and over, it was really fun to have her take on "Laura World" as she called it. I enjoyed her account of visits to all of the Wilder sites, most of which I have been to, and her efforts to churn butter and make bread from ground wheat seed made me laugh. I totally agree with her opinion that while the television series was popular, true Little House fans are the ones who read the books!
Reminder: We are gearing up to start access to WILBOR on June 1. There will be a public information session at 5:30 pm on June 8 with Aimee Clark from the Milford Public Library. Bring your electronic reading devices, get your questions answered and find out how to download audio book and eBooks. The library will be closed for all other business during that time period.
Also, summer hours begin this week: Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.