Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“Cloudberry Jam” by Karin Tidbeck

I made you in a tin can. It was one of the unlabeled mystery cans the charity in Åre village handed out. Most of the time it would be sausages … Continue reading

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The Sapphires, a film by Wayne Blair

Have you been watching the British comedy Moone Boy on PBS? One of the standout characters is Martin Moone’s imaginary friend Sean Murphy, played by Chris O’Dowd. If you have … Continue reading

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The Annotated “Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle

I perpetuate the gentle fiction that Holmes and Watson really lived and that Dr. John H. Watson wrote the stories about Sherlock Holmes, even though he graciously allowed them to … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter

In Farm City, Novella Carpenter showed us her life as a counter-culture innovator farming a vacant lot in Oakland, California without permission. There was clearing broken glass and other rubble … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Voices of Time” by J.G. Ballard

Describing the plot of “The Voices of Time” isn’t exactly easy. For one, it’s all pretty obscure—so much of the future it describes is merely hinted at, so many of … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

Two sides of Vivian Maier are on display in Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier, the third collection of the photographer’s work to be published since her death in … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Popular Titles Being Published in December 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 December. Boston Girl by Anita Diamant Bryant and May and … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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