Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor

William Shakespeare is like Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, a character about whom there can never be too many books. There is always something new for readers to discover about … Continue reading

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“The White Rose Road” by Sarah Orne Jewett

Saturday Shorts Week 15 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 … Continue reading

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My Mistake: A Memoir by Daniel Menaker

“Still, if we give our lives any thought, especially when we are drawing near the end of them, we try to marry the opposites into a coherent whole. A life … Continue reading

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“A Throw of the Dice…” by Stephane Mallarme

From this naked use of thought, retreating, prolonging, fleeing, or from its very design, there results for the person reading it aloud, a musical score. That’s from Stéphane Mallarmé’s prologue … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Popular Titles Being Published in April 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 April. Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

“Red Wind” by Raymond Chandler

Saturday Shorts Week 14 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 … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best Poems by Stevie Smith

I longed for companionship rather, But my companions I always wished farther. And now in the desolate night, I think only of people I should like to bite. That’s Stevie … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment
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