Claire’s Top 5
‘The Residence’ by Andrew Pyper
‘To Tell You The Truth’ by Gilly MacMillan
‘A Time For Mercy’ by John Grisham
‘The Coast To Coast Murders’ by James Patterson
‘An Irish Country Welcome’ by Patrick Taylor
‘The Residence’: There is something horrific happening in the White House in the year 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is travelling with his family to his inauguration in Washington, DC when tragedy strikes. The Pierces’ train runs off the rails and so the story begins.
‘To Tell You The Truth’: This is a story about a missing child and about the life of a writer, a thriller that blends atmosphere, tarnished memories, mystery and twisty secrets from the past into a potent, intense read that will leave you questioning everything you believe in.
‘A Time For Mercy’: Although Grisham was one of my favourite authors in the past he has, with a few of his books, left me disappointed but with this novel things are starting to look up. The story starts in Mississippi in 1990 when Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trail when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid 16-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. A good read.
‘The Coast to Coast Murders’: Patterson is another author that has let me down in the past but this novel grabbed me at the first chapter and held me to the end. Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a terrifying past. Both adopted and now grown they trust each other before anyone else. Because of their upbringing they were sheltered from the world’s harsh realities, but it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs. And so it begins…
‘An Irish Country Welcome’: Patrick Taylor to many is the most popular Irish-Canadian writer of all time, he always seems to write a lovely story that leaves you with a good feeling at the ending. In the close-knit Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo, it’s said that a new baby brings its own welcome. Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife, Sue, are anxiously awaiting their first child, and as the community prepares to welcome a new decade, the closing months of 1969 bring more than a televised moon landing to Barry, his friends, his neighbours and his patients. Tears and laughter and life itself is brought to life by a master storyteller.
It is with sad news I say that the Providence Bay library is no more. Due to declining membership and with help from COVID the library board decided it is not feasible to continue with two libraries in Central Manitoulin. However, the Mindemoya library is alive and well and everyone is invited to come in and browse through our large collections of books, DVDs and talking books. Several computers are available for the public and we also offer photocopying and faxing.
Hours at this time are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm. Hopefully these hours will be extended once COVID finally slows down and comes to an end.
There will be a very large book sale at the Providence Bay library on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 from 11 am to 4 pm. Approximately 5,000 books are available— hardcover and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction—all for 10 books for $2 and DVDs are two for $1. Please wear a mask and gloves.
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Our IT tech is here every Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm to help you with your problems with your computers, tablets and phones.
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