Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

In her comments since writing The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Rachel Joyce says that she resisted writing this companion book to her wildly popular The Unlikely Pilgrimage of … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catching Up with Alexander McCall Smith Books

Over the holidays, some people borrowed our television series on DVD to have viewing marathons. Instead of devoting myself night and day to episodes of Dexter, Gilmore Girls, Lost, Mad … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Dellarobia got married in high school when she found out she was pregnant. Now living the humdrum life of a farmer’s wife and constantly scraping to get by, she feels … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seed by Ania Ahlborn (FIC Ahlborn)

Jack Winter seems to have left his troubled past behind. He has a wife and two young daughters, and if finances are a little tight and things aren’t exactly hunky … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Moment by Douglas Kennedy (FIC KENNEDY)

Thomas from New York met and lost Petra from East Berlin in 1984 when he was 26. Decades later–after publishing successful books, failing at a lukewarm marriage and raising a … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (FIC WILSON)

Reviewers have compared The Family Fang to other dysfunctional, quirky families like those in The Royal Tenenbaums or Arrested Development, and that’s what initially drew me to the book. But … Continue reading

October 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Jennifer White is a 64-year-old hand surgeon suffering from dementia that is gradually growing worse, forcing her to retire from her practice. Meanwhile she has been accused of murdering her … Continue reading

October 21, 2011 · Leave a comment