New Title Tuesday · non fiction · Reader's Advisory

The Power of Meaning – Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

Initially, I chose a different selection, but after this eventful weekend, I recommend The Power of Meaning – Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith for New Title Tuesday.  It is is an excellent option for anyone looking to discover purpose and meaning in day-to-day life. Publisher’s Summary:  There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning… Continue reading The Power of Meaning – Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

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Have you heard? There’s a new writing group forming at the O’Fallon Library!

We welcome both experienced and beginning writers to join us at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 11th for the introductory meeting of the O’Fallon Writing Group. Click here to register or for more information. This group offers you the opportunity to connect and share your work with a diverse community of writers and readers. If… Continue reading Have you heard? There’s a new writing group forming at the O’Fallon Library!

5 Star Fridays · Reader's Advisory

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.” ― Ann Patchett, Bel Canto My Five Star Friday recommendation, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, is strikingly relevant despite its publication date of 2001.  An unapologetic opera lover, Patchett cocoons her diverse characters in the universality… Continue reading Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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O’Fallon Writing Group Forming

What is the O’FALLON WRITING GROUP? Although I love to write, I find it is often the lowest priority on my to-do list. I need the structure and routine of a writing community. This provides a designated place to think and consider, explore, create, learn and teach – yes, even the ‘amateurs’ have something to… Continue reading O’Fallon Writing Group Forming

Fiction · New Title Tuesday · Reader's Advisory

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

  The New Title Tuesday recommendation is Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew eliminating the overt sexism that always marred my appreciation of The Bard’s famous comedy. Publisher Summary: Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric… Continue reading Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler