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** April 2016 Long Island Reads Pick**

Monday, April 4 @ 7 pm.  Location: Community Room-  Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult .

Monday, May 9th @ 7pm  (Community Room)
Destiny of the Republic : A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard.

20/30 Book Discussion (dpa500) Adults ages 21-30 something                                 Sunday May 22nd @ 5 PM    Location: Ruby Tuesday (Deer Park)                           Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg was named a Best Book of the Year by just about every reputable source.  It is a New York Times bestseller and long listed for some of the top literary awards.  June’s world is shattered with one tragic accident.  On the night before her daughter’s wedding, a disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiance, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend Luke.  The aftermath of the tragedy, brings in a web of character connections, tied together by heartbreak.  With the introduction of each character, you can feel the emotion and how the unexpected affects them all.  Through all the heartbreak, the love, forgiveness and hope makes this novel a great, inspiring read.

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Newsletter March/April


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Jodi Picoult

Library Early Bird Tickets for Jodi Picoult’s April 10 appearance at Stony Brook University will be available beginning FEBRUARY 1.

In order to access these tickets, you will need to enter the promotional code: elephant

Long Island Reads 2016


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Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

winter streetFirst time reader of Elin Hilderbrand !  Often, I have seen her books: in the hands of friends, on the beach, and the library.   Winter Street seemed a light read, and  the holiday coincided with real life at the time (Christmas)… so why not?  Also, the much anticipated sequel was released in the Fall of 2015, Winter Stroll. 

The verdict: a humorous,  light read about the Quinn family consisting of all kinds of family drama.  Kelly Quinn owns the Nantucket Inn, and his annual Christmas party is off to a disastrous start when he walks in on Mitzie (his 2nd wife) kissing Santa Claus!  Throw into the mix  four adult children ( one who is a Marine and unreachable in Afghanistan) with their own secrets and turmoil, an ex-wife, and dive into the Quinn family’s Christmas.

The book was fun, yet the ending seemed to leave me ….. like it wasn’t much of an ending.  I guess that’s why there is a sequel.  The characters could have been developed a bit more.  I say that because the “Quinn family” is quite likable,  and would have liked to know more about them.  So of course I had to go read the sequel- Winter Stroll.  Stay tuned for that review!

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Continuing with Larsson’s  series, Lagercrantz’s novel will draw out all Lisbeth Salander fans.   At first I felt the beginning was a bit slow, yet soon realized I was doing what the author anticipated- wondering when Salander was going to make her entrance.  When she does you might welcome her with a smile as I did.  As our favorite journalist, Blomkvist, becomes part of an investigation (and witness) to a murder that is more than what it seems, it becomes evident the United States is in danger.  Who else would Blomkvist try to find when he needs the mind of a brilliant  hacker? Lisbeth of course!  The duo reunite in this novel, and the thrill continues on as in the last three books!


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