Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark

Dougal Douglas—or Douglas Dougal when it suits him—is the catalyst for a strange series of events in the working class neighborhood of Peckham in South East London. He’s an immigrant … Continue reading

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“The Subjective Side” and “Another Subjectivity” by Raymond Queneau

Saturday Shorts Week 30 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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Popular Titles Being Published in August 2014

Be among the first to get this month’s new books. You may now reserve these bound-to-be-popular titles being published in August. Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman Broken Eye by … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Delicious! : A Novel by Ruth Reichl

Delicious! is the first novel by Ruth Reichl, who has already earned a solid reputation as a food writer. She is a former restaurant critic for the LA Times and … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Provincials” by Daniel Alarcon

Saturday Shorts Week 29 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

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Game for Five by Marco Malvaldi

Massimo runs a bar in the Italian resort town of Pineta. His clientele consist of aggravating tourists and a few even more aggravating locals. There’s a group of four old men, … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Story of the Siren” by E.M. Forster

Saturday Shorts Week 28 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

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment
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