Thursday, April 12, 2012

What We're Reading!

Staff Member: Sue

I Would Recommend: "Wonderland Creek" by Lynn Austin

"I enjoyed this book because I was born in the mountains of West Virginia, where this story takes place. Although it takes place many years before I was born, I could still see the similarities. It really helps you understand the importance of a library in a rural community. I especially enjoyed the antics and mystery that Alice had to go through---she's a girl from Chicago who finds herself in eastern Kentucky after all!"

Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But the happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her and she loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression. Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library of the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Once there, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal. But Leslie, as well as the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes of Acorn to deliver books, are far different than she anticipated. While Alice finds herself trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery ---and especially romance--- are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.

Check it out today!

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