Books of the Month April 2015

Books of the Month for April 2015

Each month we will choose two books that we would like to recommend for adults and children and young people. We would be interested to hear you views on the titles so please let us know your thoughts via Facebook or Twitter.

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler A Spool of Blue Thread

‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their mother tells the same tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different. Abby and Red are getting older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them and their beloved family home. They’ve all come, even Denny, who can usually be relied on only to please himself. From that porch we spool back through three generations of the Whitshanks, witnessing the events, secrets and unguarded moments that have come to define who and what they are. Here Anne Tyler has done what she does best by describing the idiosyncrasies and quirks of family life and the nuances of relationships between seemingly ordinary people. This is her 20th novel and she say it will be her last-we have to hope that she will reconsider her decision!
To borrow this book, check out our catalogue to see if its in a library near you:

The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald  

{84B74A59-1C42-4331-AC31-57875E20E449}Img100Oscar’s apple tarts bring hope and he is loved and appreciated for this special gift. Meg is his best friend, but just as their friendship is about to blossom into love she has to go to New Zealand for sixth months. Oscar’s new friend, Paloma, seems to like and understand him, so how is it that his own life starts to become a burden to him? What is making former friends turn against him? Even Meg stops emailing him and his tarts become a joke. Is Oscar is desperate enough to ride his bike off the end of the pier and into the sea?  Surrounded by grief and confusion, Meg and Stevie (Oscar’s little brother) are determined to find out what happened to Oscar, and together they learn about loyalty and friendship and the power of never giving up hope!

This amazing book is filled with strong characters in a touching story of love, hope and insidious evil.

To borrow this book, check out our catalogue to see if its in a library near you:


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