Lisa’s September Recommendation

Lisa really enjoyed this book! She says that it contains a funny story of a talking parakeet, as well as rich details about living in India. The main character Janet moves to India from Scotland, and soon finds she must help save the town from a dam that could put the town underwater. So far there are three novels about the adventures of Jana Bibi. The second book is Love Potion Number 10 and the third is Emeralds Included.
The author Betsy Woodman will be in Oak Park this Saturday, Sept 13  at the Oak Park Arts Club from 7-9 pm. She is part of local author Elizabeth Berg’s Writing Matters program series. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Please find event details here

Katie’s October Recommendation

official book club selectionOfficial Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin by Kathy Griffin

“This is not my usual choice for a book. I expected this book to be all laughs and no seriousness but that was surprisingly not the case. This book dealt with hardships, had some laughter but overall was an interesting read. Kathy Griffin also grew up in Oak Park so it is interesting to hear her discuss this area in her memoir….”

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You can find this book in the library at CALL # BIOGRAPHY GRIFFIN in with the new books.

Joanna’s May Recommendation

Loving Frank Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

“After checking out dozens of copies of Loving Frank since it came out in 2007, I decided to check it out for myself. What I found was a tragic tale of love and loss between one of the world’s most renowned architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the wife of one of his clients. Filled with architectural and local references, this fictional novel gleans much from the historical record as researched by the author. A well drawn presentation of Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney takes readers on a journey through this historic time and their ill-fated affair that shocked and stunned early 20th century America.”

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