News from the Mindemoya Library Book Mice

Claire’s Picks

1. ‘The Librarian Spy’ by Madeline Martin

2. ‘The Last to Vanish’ by Megan Miranda

3. ‘Sugar and Salt’ by Susan Wiggs

4. ‘Aura of Night’ by Heather Graham

5. ‘The Soviet Sisters’ by Anika Scott

‘The Librarian Spy’ – This story was inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War 2. Two brave women who are willing to risk everything for the cause of freedom. They are librarians who risk everything as they use the power of words to fight back against the Nazis. A good read.

‘The Last to Vanish’ – A thriller about a string of vanishings in a mountain resort town. Abigail loves her job managing the Passage Inn, a cozy resort nestled in the mountains of North Carolina in a town called Cutter’s Pass. Tourists are drawn to the town for its outdoor offerings but also for its notorious history as the last known location for six different visitors who vanished without a trace over the past three decades. When journalist Landon West comes to investigate the story of “The Vanishing Trail” he disappears himself and the town and the inn, are thrust back into the spotlight. And so it begins…

‘Sugar and Salt’ – Jerome Sugar learned the art of baking in his grandma’s bakery, also called Sugar, on historic Perdita Street in San Francisco. Margot Salton, a barbecue master wanting a fresh start, leaves her past in Texas, moves and becomes a tenant that shares Jerome’s commercial kitchen. This is a great summer read, a tale of friendship, hardship, redemption and love between a baker and a barbecue master.

‘Aura of Night’ – All Megan Law wants is to bury the memory of her brutal kidnapping and move on with her life. So when her publisher asks her to spin her hellish experience into the next bestseller, Megan agrees only because it might help keep other women safe. Then a mysterious, gruesome package arrives in the mail—a reminder that the nightmare isn’t over just yet.

‘The Soviet Sisters’ – Sisters Vera and Marya were brought up as good Soviets: obedient despite the hardships of poverty and tragedy, committed to communist ideas, and loyal to Stalin. Several years after fighting on the eastern front, both women find themselves deep in the mire of conflicts shaping a new world order in 1947 Berlin. This is a gripping story of spies, blackmail, love, conflicting world views, and loyalty and betrayal between sisters.

Thank you to the many people that have returned the library survey that was mailed out with the tax bills to the people of Central Manitoulin. Please keep them coming as it is really helping us improve our library for everyone. Due to the many people that wanted to see the library return to opening at least one evening a week, starting Thursday, September 8 the library will be open from1 to 7 pm every Thursday.

Our hours at the Mindemoya library will now be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm and Thursdays, 1 to 7pm.

A special thank you to a long time and treasured library patron who made a generous donation to our library. With his donation we are able to purchase two book display panels and three DVD rotating carousel displays.

A very special person visited me at the library yesterday. She is not only a dear friend but was the chairperson of my library board for 12 years. She moved down south several years ago but has family on the island and she was up for a visit to her beloved Manitoulin and came in to reminisce with me. June Edward (no s) and I had a delightful visit and we both have promised to keep in touch.

We say goodbye to our summer student Sadie in a few days. It was a pleasure to staff and our patrons to have her working with us in the library this summer. Thank you for all your hard work and best of luck in the coming school year!

The library has lots of new books for you to read as well as DVDs and talking books.

Don’t forget our book sale at the Mindemoya library Saturday, September 3 from 10 am to 3 pm. All books and cassette talking books are 25 cents each and DVDs and CDs are $1 each.

See you at your library!