Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

How About Never – Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons by Bob Mankoff

I seldom pick up The New Yorker now, but there was a time when once a week I would take the latest copy from the library’s magazine room to our … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

July 1, 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

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

May 27, 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

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl by Martin Windrow

Martin Windrow considered writing a book about his owl Mumble for over twenty years. Grief among other factors held him back. He needed a bit of distance and perspective before … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild by Novella Carpenter

In Farm City, Novella Carpenter showed us her life as a counter-culture innovator farming a vacant lot in Oakland, California without permission. There was clearing broken glass and other rubble … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment