Maybe it was all the hot, humid weather we had been experiencing, but as I was browsing the Lucky Day shelves the other day I took one look at the pretty green gingham patterned dress on the cover of the new novel by Joshilyn Jackson, A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, and it just seemed like the perfect summer read. I love reading books about the south and this one takes you right into the heart of Mississippi and its unique culture. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is about 3 generations of women: Big (Ginny), Little (Liza), and Mosey Slocumb. Every 15 years they are cursed.
It was a remarkable voyage – from birth on a Wisconsin dairy farm in 1887 to universal acclaim as an artistic original. In her 98 years, Georgia O’Keeffe defied convention, forged new territory and became an icon in her dramatic and surprising path through life.
Tablets and e-readers are growing in popularity, and new devices hit the market all the time. They’re wonderful, but they can be confusing to new users.
How to Use Tablets and E-readers will help clear up the confusion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the library. The session will co-presented by staff members from the Fond du Lac Best Buy store and by library staff.
It’s that time again – The BookCellar’s annual bag sale will take place Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level of the Fond du Lac Public Library. The sale is being held in conjunction with the downtown Sidewalk Sale.
Defending Jacob is a thriller, mystery, and book about family dynamics. It’s a suspenseful book that really stayed with me and made me think. If you like books by John Grisham, Scott Turow, Michael Connelly, and Jodi Picoult, then give this book a try. The main character Andy Barber is an assistant DA in a wealthy Boston suburb where he lives with his wife Laurie and 14 year old son Jacob. Andy narrates the story which is interspersed with transcripts from a grand jury and covers the period between April 2007 and April 2008.
The Singles is a quick, funny read by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe "Love Letters" columnist. In this debut novel, the wedding saga begins with Beth "Bee" Evans stressing out on how to fit her five friends, who decline to bring a guest to her lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials, into her seating chart. She dubs them the "Singles".
Baldacci introduces a new character in this book and I hope he sticks around. Will Robie is a government "hit man" who takes on America's bad guys, but his moral code kicks in when his latest assignment involves killing a mother and child. He can't do it, and from that point on he becomes my hero. Will then finds himself at the receiving end of the hunt. His own people are after him and he must use every skill he's ever learned in order to stay alive.