On an English country estate right before the Second World War, a rare camellia is hidden in an orchard and a flower thief is determined to locate it. However, he can’t enter the estate, so he cajoles a young American woman, Flora, to go undercover as a nanny. Flora is supposed to search for the camellia, but her conscience, the care for the children and a budding romance slow her progress. With increasing pressure from the flower thief…
What will you be reading this summer? Get some recommendations from a room full of librarians as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley interview librarians about their great summer reads. Have you tried downloading ebooks and audiobooks from the library’s Overdrive service yet? Stephanie will convince you to try it!
Fans of reading, you won’t want to miss this post. Librarians share their favorite titles in fiction and nonfiction for a very eclectic mix that will keep your nightstand full and may keep you up all night.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878) creates a epic tale of sex, duty, marriage and moral regeneration in this realistic novel of unhappy families set in imperial Russia. Critics describe it as flawless, the greatest novel ever written. Discuss at the library on Monday, April 8, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
First off, this isn’t a novel about zombies, despite the deceptive title. What if the current pop-culture obsession with “brains” took a different turn? What if professional football declined, and professional trivia teams took their place, complete with overpaid players, competitive coaches, tabloid media, player infighting, rookies under pressure and all of the other fabulous […]
Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn Nora and her friends are excited for school to be over and are ready to have a fun, carefree summer in June 1956. They love dancing to Elvis, watching James Dean movies, and dreaming of the cute boys at their high school. Everything seems safe and normal […]