Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“Blood-Burning Moon” by Jean Toomer

Saturday Shorts Week 37 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

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

China’s Empress Dowager Cixi, who reigned at the turn of the last century, has long been portrayed as a reactionary tyrant who usurped the power of youthful emperors and spent … Continue reading

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“Referential” by Lorrie Moore

Saturday Shorts Week 36 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

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

These were my questions before I read My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead: Would I find a book about a woman’s relationship to a single book interesting? How much … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Theft” by Katherine Anne Porter

Saturday Shorts Week 35 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 … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

August 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

“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
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