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Welcome to Booklovers' Cafe!
Come to the next meeting of Booklovers’ Café:   Image result for stack of books               
The last Saturday of every month from 10:00  - 11:30 am,
or come at 9:30 for informal conversation and booktalking.
Check the library calender for the next date: Events
                                                                                                            
Come and enjoy tea, coffee, and muffins and share the wealth of your reading experiences with other readers. In the words of one participant, Booklovers’ Café is "a chance to talk with real people about real books!” Be prepared to chat informally about one or two books or authors you love—or just stop by to listen. Join us! All are welcome.

~We read books, talked books, argued over books, and became dearer and dearer to one another.~
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
May 2017
Heartbreak Hotel
By Jonathan Kellerman
He writes a lot of novels they star two characters. Alex Delaware is a child psychiatrist, his friend is a detective in LA. In this book it starts out with a fancy hotel. In the back of the property there are all these fancy places to rent out. In one is an elderly woman who has been there for ages. She calls on Alex Delaware to try and answer some questions about  bizarre murders. Then she ends up dead. The story gets more and more complicated. You find out that her name is different than the one she presented.
Kellerman is very good at describing people and the areas they are in. You really get the sense of where you are and what's going on.

The German Navy's Story 1939-1945
by Friedrich Ruge
Written by the vice admiral in the German navy in WWII. Really interesting to get the different perspective. He wrote it in the fifties when he could be cynical about some of the decisions Hitler made. He was particularly critical of him because he was a land warrior and didn't take advantage of the German navy. He was also fairly critical of the way Hitler managed the  Russian campaign. It was really interesting to get into that mindset.

When We Were the Kennedys
By Monica Wood
Memoir about life in Mexico Maine when the paper mill was running. Absolutely extraordinary. You get a sense of real Maine life in a specific setting. The author's father dies tragically about the time that Kennedy was assassinated. So well done that I bought a copy to loan to people. Really gives you a sense of what Maine was like.

The Writer in the Garden
Edited By Jane Garmey
Beautiful book. Cherry picked some of the best writing about gardens. Some of it is quite old. The book includes poetry and short stories. It's one of the most absolutely charming books I've ever read about gardening.



 

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