Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“The Chair of Philanthromathematics” by O. Henry

  When a man swindles the public out of a certain amount he begins to get scared and wants to return part of it. And if you’ll watch close and notice the … Continue reading

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Georges Seurat: The Drawings

Right now we’ve got a big display of art books in our reference room. It’s a display I put up about once every year. They’re not necessarily books we expect … Continue reading

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“The Dreaming City” by Michael Moorcock

Men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melniboné and Stormbringer, his sword. We are two of a kind—produced by an age which … Continue reading

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Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

When I see articles about nonfiction readers’ advisory or attend a workshop on that topic, I invariably notice a plug for the now considered-classic title Salt: A World History by … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Popular Titles Being Published in March 2015

Have you ever noticed how March is a big month for publishing? Here are titles Thomas Ford has or will be receiving this month. Place your holds now. All the … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Lamplighter” by Charles Dickens

It is an article of their creed that the first faint glimmering of true civilization shone in the first street-light maintained at the public expense. They trace their existence and … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Why would anyone keep several lavish homes that they never visit? This is the question that Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for NBC, sought to answer when he began an … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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