Mindemoya Library Book Mice

Claire’s Picks

State of Terror by Louise Penny & Hilary Rodham Clinton

The Unknown by Heather Graham

The Burning by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman 4.

Breathe by Joyce Carol Oates 5.

It’s OK that You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

State of Terror—This is a book many of our readers have been waiting for. It is well worth the wait. I could not put it down. Fast paced, extremely well written and truly a novel of our times, touching not just on the terror of a nuclear bomb threat, but also on the growing chasms in our world. Louise Penny brings her exceptional insights into human behaviour and motivations while Hilary Clinton brought the insider knowledge of high level politics and diplomacy. I hope they will write another book together.

Excellent read.

The Unknown—Sienna was only 14 when she pulled her neighbours from a house fire.  A decade later, she still can’t explain what happened that night, how she knew to save them at just the right moment or why she receives the same mysterious warning when it happens again. A good read.

The Burning—Things get personal for Deputy Coroner Clay Edison when a murder hits close to home. A raging wildfire, a massive blackout and a wealthy man shot to death in his hilltop home. For Clay it’s all in a day’s work as a deputy coroner. Caring for the dead, he speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. He prides himself on an unflinching commitment to the truth. Even when it gets him into trouble.  A good read.

Breathe—A novel of love and loss. Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Massachusetts takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, at first misdiagnosed, their lives are uprooted and husband and wife each begin a nightmare journey. A good read.

It’s OK That You’re Not OK—This book touches me personally as many of you know I suffered a terrible loss when I lost my husband Wes several months ago. This book offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy. The author writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. Through stories, research, life tips and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love and in the wider world. This is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

Our library hours are Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Inter-library loans are available and we also offer photo-copying and laminating.

Public computers are also here for you to use.  Anyone who uses the computers for job searching, resumes or school projects is not charged a fee. Also the first 15 minutes are free on the computers, time enough to check your emails or print a page. After that the charge is $2; no time limit unless there are people waiting.

We also have a resource room that is available for a small rental fee if you need a place to have a small meeting. Lots of new books and we look forward to seeing our patrons and invite new ones to come in and enjoy your library.