Posts tagged with "relationships"

Posted by cclapper on 03/02/11
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Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne is a stand-up human being.  Ex-Army, well-liked and respected by everyone in his department and in the small community of Millers Kill, New York.  Clare Fergusson recently arrived in Millers Kill as a newly ordained Episcopal priest.  She has been given responsibility for the parish of St. Alban's, and she has a surprising background- she was a crack military helicopter pilot until she found her new calling.
 
Both feel a commitment to honor and duty.  But something is happening.  Since they first encountered each other (see Spencer-Fleming's In the Bleak Midwinter) a profound respect and strong affection has grown between them.  The problem: Russ is married.  Both Russ and Clare are struggling to control what they feel. 
 
Russ talks with his wife about what is happening- and she throws him out.
 
Could things get worse? 
 
What if Russ's wife is murdered - brutally?  What if Russ is the principle suspect?  What if suspicion falls across Clare as well?
 
This mystery series by Julia Spencer-Fleming is winning big awards.  Murder in a small town.  With good people and a community you will believe in. 
 
Give this a try.  Let me know what you think.

Posted by cclapper on 08/18/11
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New York...City & State! -- Today, Working Toward the Future: Kristin Kimball was creating a dynamic life in the Big City... one of the biggest, in fact: New York City.  Then she went to interview a farmer working on a dream he's had for quite some time... and her life changed.  The farmer was building a business, a farm based upon 'CSA'.  CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture", and it fits into the 'locavore' concept.  Basically, local folks contract with a local farmer for a period, and then pick up food for the duration of their subscription.  Most CSA farms are vegetable operations, but this young farmer hoped to set up a CSA that would supply all the food their subscribers might need- vegies, meat, milk, eggs, maple syrup...  An ambitious undertaking.
 
And Kristin Kimball was entranced not just by the ideas, but by the young farmer himself.  And vice versa.
 
This is a book about relationships: Kristin and the farmer; their relationship with their animals and the land; the relationship we all have with our food and it's points of origin; and the relationships we all share with our planet's environment.  Even the ongoing relationship every one of us has with our 'work'.
 
I enjoyed this book tremendously.  Enough so that I won't hint how it turns out.  You can find out by coming to one of the two presentations the Library is hosting... with a discussion!
 
The talks will be at the Library on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm,  and on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am till Noon.  Both get-togethers will be in the Lindsey Room.  You can register online or by phone- just give us a call.
 
 
NOTE!  You do *NOT* need to have read the book- just come on down and join the discussion!  I'm going to... and I hope to see you all there!

Posted by Ultra Violet on 08/28/11
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Liselle Dupre is a middle-aged Canadian documentary filmmaker who moves to an Irish coastal town to recover from a painful relationship. Making a documentary about the townspeople opens up Liselle to the truth about her own past.


Posted by jkadus on 02/25/11
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Five years ago, Allison Glenn committed an unspeakable crime.  A crime which destroyed her relationships with her family and friends, and quite possibly her future.  Five years later, she is released from prison to a halfway house in her hometown of Linden Falls.  As Allison struggles to rebuild her life, she is met with opposition and hostility from the town residents. Even her sister Brynn refuses all contact with her.  When Allison applies for a job at the local bookstore, owner Claire Kelby is sympathetic and hires her.  Claire knows only of Allison’s recent imprisonment but not of the crime of which she was accused.  Soon, details about past events surface which could permanently alter the lives of those around her. The choices one makes can ultimately affect oneself and others for a lifetime. Fans of Jodi Picoult might enjoy this.