Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Goshawk by T. H. White

In the 1930s, before he became famous for writing The Sword in the Stone and The Once and Future King, T. H. White was an impoverished young writer with an … Continue reading

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“The Land of the Great Horses” by R.A. Lafferty

“Are the two of us as crazy as the country?’” Rockwell moaned. “I’ve worked with you for three years. Isn’t your name Smith?” “Why, yes, sir, I guess it might … Continue reading

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The World of the Shorebirds by Harry Thurston

I have been devoting much of my free time to birding this spring, visiting various DuPage County Forest Preserves to see what I might see. My reading, however, is geographically … Continue reading

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“A Spot of Gothic” by Jane Gardam

I went flying through High Thwaite, hurtling through Low Thwaite and the same landscape spread out still before me—endlessly deserted, not a light in any cottage, not a dog barking, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manhood for Amateurs: the Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon

I have never read a Michael Chabon novel, but I was willing to try his essays, so I borrowed the audiobook Manhood for Amateurs: the Pleasures and Regrets of a … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Oriflamme” by Tennessee Williams

As she looked at the closet with its garments for winter, so appropriately descended from the backs of sheep, it occurred to her that revolution begins in putting on bright … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher by Sue Halpern is a book that should interest just about everyone. If you … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment
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