Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony

South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony is a model for the modern version of the rugged man. He is unconcerned about comfort, brave in the face of danger, smart when he … Continue reading

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“Quite Early One Morning” by Dylan Thomas

Saturday Shorts Week 34 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

This is the second in the Cormoran Strike private eye series, written by J. K. Rowling under a pen name. In the first, The Cuckoo’s Calling, Strike and his receptionist … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The River” by Flannery O’Connor

Saturday Shorts Week 33 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

Over the years, I have enjoyed reading Amy Tan’s novels. She is a good writer, and I always feel transported by her words into the heart of China (or in … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Facino Cane” by Honore de Balzac

Saturday Shorts Week 32 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay

A secret society of Oxford students meet at the river Cherwell to enact a silly little ritual only freshman could dream up. They mean to curse the despised college bursar by tossing … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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