Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

“On Saturday Afternoon” by Alan Sillitoe

You know, I shan’t ever kill myself. Trust me. I’ll stay alive half-barmy till I’m a hundred and five, and then go out screaming blue murder because I want to … Continue reading

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I Was a Child by Bruce Erik Kaplan

Our job as children growing up is to accept and reject. Accept our parents for who they are. Reject some of their ways. Be close if possible in loyalty, but … Continue reading

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Popular Titles Being Published in July

Here are titles Thomas Ford has or will be receiving this month. Watch our new book shelves. Annihilation Score by Charles Stross Armada by Ernest Cline Aurora by Kim Stanley … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The Man Who Lost the Sea” by Theodore Sturgeon

Stretched across the sky is old mourning-cloth, with starlight burning holes in it, and between the holes the black is absolute… Sure, when he wanted Theodore Sturgeon could write straight-ahead adventures … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s clever and original novel is set at the fictitious Laurelfield, an historic estate that once served as an important arts colony north of Chicago. The novel is part … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Getting Sent For” by Agnes Owens

“Of course,” said the headmistress, her spectacles directed towards the top of Mrs Sharp’s head, “I understand that many mothers work nowadays, but unfortunately they are producing a generation of … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

At a time when memoirs are fashionable, Sonia Sotomayor has published an autobiography. My Beloved World is not her full life story, for she ends the book with becoming a … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment
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