July 28, 2016

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Week Five Entries: Reviews on books that delighted or disappointed…

Complete your book review form and submit at the main circulation desk. We’ll post a roundup of the best reviews every week and each review enters you into the weekly raffle for a $20 Giftcard to Toadstool.

Week Four Raffle Winner is Joanne Rhodes.


Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Review by Joanne: 2 + stars

Disappointing.  Really enjoyed Nobody’s Fool. Heard him on Writers on a  New England Stage  (produced by NHPR) discuss this book but was unable to sustain interest in the characters.


DEVOURERS-coverThe Devourers by Indra Das

Review by Corinne: 4 1/2 stars

This is a debut novel–I think it is great to support a new author and be able to watch what they do next.

From the very first page, this book weaves a magic spell. I literally had goosebumps. I’m not all the way through yet but am loving this book. Reminiscent of the rich style of Margaret Atwood. It is a little bloody but if I can handle it, you can! Nice review here by Kirkus.


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckwork, Ph. D

Review by Natalia: 5 stars

How much grit do you have?  To get a sense, read Professor Duckworth’s new book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance or go online take the Grit Scale available at angelasduckwork.com/grit-scale.



Dolley by Rita Mae Browne

Review by Kath: 5 Stars

Although a novel, the author tied the story to history and historical facts.  Interesting read into the real ‘Dolley’.  Great read and insightful.


Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Review by Jillian: 5 stars

This one of the best books by Jodi Picoult. It talks about current issues in the world and how, in the end, love wins.




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