Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“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

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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
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