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Book Sketches

Granada: a pomegranate in the Hand of God by Steven Nightingale

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:29am -- JGranatino

Traveling though Andalusia with his wife and three year old daughter, Steven Nightingale becomes captivated by Granada. Originally intending to rent a house, he and his wife ultimately decide to purchase and renovate a house in the historic Albayzin neighborhood, which, along with the palace-fortress known as the Alhambra, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Forks, Knives and Spoons by Leah DeCesare

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:12am -- JGranatino

Amy York is leaving her Connecticut home soon for her freshman year of college. Before she goes, her father imparts some wisdom on selecting the perfect man as he doesn’t want anything to stand in the way of her pursuing her dream as a journalist. He explains a whimsical sorting of utensils to guide her to choose the right partner - the steak knife.

Hashimoto's Protocol: a 90-day plan for reversing thyroid symptoms and getting your life back by Izabella Wentz

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:59am -- JGranatino

More than 35 million people currently have Hashimoto’s Disease, the fastest growing autoimmune disease. With Hashimoto’s, the body is attacking the thyroid leaving the patient with often debilitating symptoms. Brain fog, memory issues, weight gain, extreme tiredness, adrenal fatigue and poor gut health are just some of the symptoms that some patients may experience.

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:53am -- JGranatino

Life for 25 year old twin sisters, Ava and Zelda Antipova, was never easy. They came into the world receiving the other’s name and that set the stage for their dysfunctional life with an alcoholic mother and a father with a second family.  An act of betrayal by the two people closest to Ava sends her fleeing to Paris abandoning her twin who is stuck alone to take care of their mother who has dementia.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:52am -- JGranatino

You know you’re in for something remarkable when a patron asks you if you have read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom and exclaims, horrified, when you have not. This is one of those titles best listened to, as the voice of Music tells Frankie’s story intermingled with the voices of people whose lives he touched.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:16am -- JGranatino

This book was about three women during the time of World War II.  One of the women was in Manhattan, and the other two were in Germany and Poland.  As Hitler invades France, this is in turn affects Caroline in New York as she volunteers and does charity work at the French consulate.  Kasia, in Poland, joins the underground resistance, and gets herself and her mother and sister arrested and put into Ravensbruck, the women’s on

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:04am -- JGranatino

In the late 1800s, Chinese immigrants who were no longer welcome for their service building the railroads and cities of the northwest coast were persecuted and deported back to China. Liu Mei Lien was born in Seattle, and after her mother died, her father supported the family with a small grocery store in a largely Chinese district. Mei Lien and hr grandmother created elaborately embroidered purses and cloth as well.

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