Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell

After their parents mysteriously disappeared on Florida’s Styx river, young Margaret and Jerry Larkin had to struggle to take over the family farm. Now, fifteen years later, the same fate that took her parents … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Yuki-Onna” by Lafcadio Hearn

He was awakened by a showering of snow in his face. The door of the hut had been forced open; and, by the snow-light, he saw a woman in the … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The White People” by Arthur Machen

They were saying how queer I was a year or two before, and how nurse had called my mother to come and listen to me talking all to myself, and … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

India looked up. Though the moon was still obscured, its reflection remained in that upstairs window. But it wasn’t the moon— a face, pale and with only the barest suggestion … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Monster Club by R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Poor Donald McCloud, he’s just a charitable sort. When he sees a man collapse in the street, withering away from hunger, Donald invites him over to dinner. How could he … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Malice of Inanimate Objects” by M.R. James

In the lives of all of us, short or long, there have been days, dreadful days, on which we have had to acknowledge with gloomy resignation that our world has … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The Hungry House” by Robert Bloch

Saturday Shorts Week 42 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment