Ashland Books at Noon March 2019 Picks

Created on April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

Last Updated April 27, 2021, 8:49 am

On the first Tuesday of every month, an intrepid group of Ashland readers meets at noon to talk about the best books they've read during the month. These are their stories. [Cue CSI Theme Music]
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Also from Ahna. She says: "a lovely tribute to a beloved mother, a voracious reader, as was the whole family, including the author who is a publisher. The stunning feature of the book is the back and forth discussions between son and mother as she sits and waits for her chemo sessions; as she flies to other countries to continue her huge undertaking of philanthropic commitments. The mom lived much longer than expected with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and the reading between them covered a huge range of authors/topics. There is an afterward of the books they read and discussed. This was an auspicious read for me as my husband is dying of liver cancer."
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I believe Bill also mentioned this title.
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Bill has been on a rereading kick...and this is one of those.
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Rad read this one as well. It's definitely an interesting story of libraries, the LA library, and, most specifically, the arson that impacted the LA Library in the 80s.
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I'm pretty sure this was from Sandra as an example of books she's loved...but my notes have gotten spotty at this point :(
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I'm pretty sure this was from Sandra as an example of books she's loved...but my notes have gotten spotty at this point :(
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Speaking of American Marriage, Pat brought it. She particularly liked the ending.
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Nina's second pick was this one. The series Miracle Workers is based on it..
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Rad read this classic. We were surprised to learn that it was a part of a series set in the same village!
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Our new friend Sandra talked about this one. She said it's a really good one for book groups and one she gives as a gift and has reread.
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So, I think this was from Pat. She talked about two parallel stories one present day, one in the 12th century. I definitely added this to the TBR pile!
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OK...this is where your scribe admits that she did a lousy job of keeping track of who read what...my notes have comments, but not always names. And since I'm transcribing late I can't fill in the holes. Boo :( So this is where I say I don't have the name to go with this title...maybe still Nina? It'll go down hill from here on it, just to warn you. This reader loved the representation of the 60s/70s New York scene.
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Nina loved this one! She mentioned it briefly before talking about...
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