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Celebrate National Library Week with us as we look back over the past year and forward to all that is to come. Listen to the end for a special interview with beloved Mont Vernon resident Eileen Naber!

Amy:

Suspense Thrillers:

  • Who is Maud Dixson by Alexandra Andrews
  • The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  • Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
  • His + Hers by Alice Feeney
  • The Last Flight by Julie Clark

General Reccomendations:

  • Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Upcoming:

  • The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjolalian
  • Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
  • Finding Freedom by Erin French

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We missed you in February and are catching up with a full episode for March. Spring is in the air, the vaccine is rolling out, and we are looking forward to better days. We welcome the new principal of the Mont Vernon Village School, Dr. Kim Sarfde to the podcast and look forward to hearing good news from the school.

Amy:

  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews
  • Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
  • Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
  • Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

Bonnie:

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

JoAnn:

  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Episode 13- Best of 2020

We’re pulled together a list of the best books of 2020. Join us as we take a look back at 2020 for the highs and lows of the year.

Amy:

2020 New Fiction

1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

2. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy 

3. Greenwood by Michael Christie

4. Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

5. Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

6. The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

7. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E.Schwab

8. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

9. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Honorable Mentions:

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

Fiction Published Before 2020

1. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

2. The Warehouse by Rob Hart

3. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

4.Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

5.The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman

6. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

7. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

8. History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

9. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Honorable Mentions:

The Witch Elm by Tana French

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

Non-Fiction

1. Children of the Land by Marcello Hernandez Castillo

2. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

3. She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

4. The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

5. Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

6. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

7. The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

8. Breath by James Nestor

9. A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper

Honorable Mentions:

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux

Bonnie:

  • Dear Edward by Anna Napolitanio
  • Breathe by James Nestor

Madison:

  • When Things Fall Apart by Peme Chodron
  • Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

JoAnn:

  • Louise Penny Inspector Ganache Series
  • Station 11 by Emily John Mandel

…. And More Best of 2020 Booklists:

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We are all going to be spending a little more time at home for this holiday season, and the library is here to make that time well spent. We’ve stocked out shelves with this year’s bestsellers, holiday movies, audiobooks and magazines. Check out the library website and our facebook page for virtual events and activities for kids and adults!

For more information about SHARE, visit: https://www.sharenh.org/

Amy:

  • The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
  • Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Bean Tree by Barbra Kingslover
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbra Kingslover
  • Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Nick by Michael Farms Smith

Bonnie:

  • Group: How One Therapist and Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate
  • Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Kate May

JoAnn:

  • Our Rule Against Murder by Louis Penny

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Due to A Series of Unfortunate Events, we find our tiny library switching gears and pivoting to bring the smallest residents of Mont Vernon a safe and Happy Halloween. Anything can happen under a full moon… Joining us for an interview is Belinda Yeaton, the Town Clerk, to catch us up on the Presidential Election and Voting Day!

Amy:

  • Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Allcott by Kelley O’Connor Knkees
  • Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  • Dearly by Margaret Atwood

JoAnn:

  • Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi 
  • Mrs. Frisby’s Rats and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien 
  • Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 

Bonnie:

  • Homecoming by Yaga Gyasi 
  • Barefoot Contessa: Comfort Food by Ina Garten

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It’s the one year anniversary of the Tiny Town Library Podcast and we are celebrating! The library has reopened and we have Mont Vernon’s favorite teacher Charline Brown this month’s interview.

Amy:

  • Majesty by Katherine McGee
  • One by One by Ruth Ware
  • Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
  • The First Fifteenth Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • The Searcher by Tana French
  • Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Bonnie:

  • Book of Ways by Jodie Picoult
  • Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbran
  • Caste By Isabelle Wilkerson

JoAnn:

  • Chief Inspector Gamache Series by Louise Penny
  • The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

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We’re back in fancy masks, following socially distancing rules, and recording outside in the garden at the library! Join us to catch up on the affects of COVID on our community and what’s happening at the library in Tiny Town.

Book Recommendations:

Amy:

  • Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Sweetness and the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradly
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  • One by One Ruth Ware
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Bonnie:

  • 28 Summers by Elin Hildebrand
  • Breath, The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

JoAnn:

  • Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

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Special Episode: No sooner had Town meeting adjourned, then COVID-19 swept into the US and quickly changed all of our lives. In a matter of weeks, the library went from a thriving community gathering place to “closed indefinitely”. This episode was recorded on Friday, April 3rd from inside the closed Daland Memorial Library…6 feet apart.

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March has arrived and the first day of spring is almost here! But first, Town Meeting. Save the date for Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM. Town meeting in n New England is a 400 year old tradition… pure democracy in action! Our special guest this month is Mr. Moderator, David Sturm. He is sure to keep order in this episode.

Amy:

  • The Waterhouse by Rob Hart
  • Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
  • Post Script by Cecilea Ahern
  • When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey (March 3rd)
  • Beheld by Tarashea Nesbit (March 17th)
  • The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (March 17th)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (March 24th)

Bonnie:

  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
  • Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun

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Episode 6- Love Your Library

It’s February and love is in the air! Join us for an episode with lovely news and love stories from around tiny town. We’ll chat about some recent literary controversy, books we love, and with an interview Mont Vernon Village School PTA. Don’t miss a minute!

Amy:

Children on the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Further Thoughts, Opinions, and Alternative Recommendations related to American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings

JoAnn:

  • Starless Sea by Erin Morganstein
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Bonnie:

  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

PTA Links:

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