Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Monster Club by R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Poor Donald McCloud, he’s just a charitable sort. When he sees a man collapse in the street, withering away from hunger, Donald invites him over to dinner. How could he … Continue reading

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“The Malice of Inanimate Objects” by M.R. James

In the lives of all of us, short or long, there have been days, dreadful days, on which we have had to acknowledge with gloomy resignation that our world has … Continue reading

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Mark Dvorak at Friday at the Ford

Friday night of September 19 was a joyous occasion as singer-songwriter Mark Dvorak returned to Thomas Ford to perform original songs and beloved folk classics. We had been looking forward … Continue reading

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“The Hungry House” by Robert Bloch

Saturday Shorts Week 42 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

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny

I actually jumped out of my seat, pointing my laptop screen at my girlfriend and scaring her half to death. “Did you see this!” Suddenly she was standing too, taking … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Where the Tides Ebb and Flow” by Lord Dunsany

Saturday Shorts Week 41 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

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

In writing the novel Flaubert’s Parrot, novelist Julian Barnes imagined grief felt by retired doctor Geoffrey Braithwait upon the death of his wife. According to Barnes, he never expected to … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment
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