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Stop by every month to see what books a staff member has to recommend.

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Patty Hall

Library Assistant  |  August 2022

1. Who Moved My Cheese?:  An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
This is a short, but fun book. It's a great parable centered on 4 little characters, with great names, in a maze. It's about life and its changes that you can apply to your own life.  And, what does the cheese have to do with it? And what is your cheese?
When you read the book, you'll find out.
You'll find it in our nonfiction section.
 

2. A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy
Ireland's Maeve Binchy was a masterful storyteller. Her stories hit all the emotions. This book is a fantastic collection of 36 of her best tales. It's a book that's hard to put down once you start.
 

3. Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley
This is the first of the Harmony series. Location = small town America.  The whole series is loaded with humor and warmth. You'll enjoy visiting this little town and meeting some of its residents.  It might be small but there's always something happening in Harmony.  Sometimes harmony is a bit short.

 

4. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
This is book one of a terrific series. It's mystery with an added mix of war and romance.  The setting is England, WWI. A young Maisie, 13, is a maid. Then WWI hits and changes everything.  Maisie evolves into an amazing private investigator.  The storyline is excellent.  So well written. You can envision the scene , almost like being there.  

 

5. Still Life by Louise Penny
I am a HUGE fan of this Louise Penny series.Come to the picturesque snowy village of Three Pines in Quebec.  The villagers will become real to you in no time.
This is the best mystery series I have ever read.
It is the Chief Inspector Gamache series.
Start at the beginning,  with Still Life.
You won't want to miss a moment.
Louise Penny's books have been read around the whole globe.  Translated into numerous languages.  I can understand why.

Book cover of Who Moved My Cheese? that links to the library catalogbook cover of A Few of the Girls that links to the library catalogBook cover of Home to Harmony that links to the library catalogBook cover of Maisie Dobbs that links to the library catalogBook Cover of Still Life that links to the library catalog