Third Thursday Staff Recommendations

Adult Services Assistant Stephanie F. Welcome back to Third Thursday Treasures! This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books. This month, my fellow Adult Services Assistant, Stephanie F. shares some old and new favorite audio-books - a perfect choice for holiday travelling. Thank you, Stephanie! Like … Continue reading Third Thursday Staff Recommendations

Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

http://search.illinoisheartland.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=263.1033.0.0.3&cn=1533892 Molokai by Alan Brennert is this week's Five Star Friday recommendation.  It may or may not be common knowledge that in the late 1800's an area on the island of Molokai was designated as a settlement for those diagnosed with leprosy. Brennert's novel is a heart-wrenching tale of loss but it is also a tribute … Continue reading Molokai, by Alan Brennert Five Star Friday

Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday

I didn't know before I read this week's New Title Tuesday recommendation, Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin, that it would be such a suitable and meaningful read. Naturally I expected a book by the three-time National Book Award nominee with five novels on the New York Times bestseller list would be better than average, but the timing … Continue reading Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin – New Title Tuesday