Sharing Good Books

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This week’s topic: good books to check out for this week’s National Read Across America Day.

Patch Picks consulted Huntley Area Library District’s staff picks list for book recommendations. The lists, for adults and children, can be found on the library’s website as well as a synopsis and reviews by library patrons.

 Here’s a few of the top picks:



 •“Minding Frankie”

By Maeve Binchy

Synopsis: When Noel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she's born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, he can't do it alone.


•”Sixth Man”

By David Baldacci

Synopsis: Edgar Roy-an alleged serial killer held in a secure, fortress-like Federal Supermax facility-is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's attorney, Sean's old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed before it begins-en route to their first meeting with Bergin, Sean and Michelle find him murdered.


• “Once Upon A Time, There Was You”

By Elizabeth Berg

Synopsis:  A beautiful and moving novel about a man and woman, long divorced, who rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of an unthinkable crisis.


Kids Corner at the Huntley Area Public Library


• “Care Bears: Caring and Sharing”

By Samantha Brooke

Synopsis: The Care Bears express their friendship through caring and sharing.


•”I Miss You Every Day”

By Simms Taback

Synopsis: A little girl misses someone so much that she wraps herself up like a package and sends herself through the mail.


• “How to Eat Fried Worms”

By Thomas Rockwell

Synopsis: Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.

Vince Vieceli March 04, 2011 at 02:02 AM
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