This month's book display on the first floor is "staff picks". These are titles we've read and enjoyed, and thought you might, too.
My personal "picks" this week are:
John Hamamura's "The color of the sea", a semi-autobiogaphical novel about the Japanese-American experience in Lodi during the Second World War.
Andrea Levy's "Small Island", which chronicles the experiences of two Jamaican families when they move to London, post World War II
Meve Binchy's "Whitethorn Woods", where the stories of several people tell the story of St. Anne's Well and Whitethorn Woods. The stories are like threads in a tapestry. Only when they are all woven together does the full picture appear.
Sarah Smith's "Chasing Shakespeares", a lightweight mystery involving a bequest of Shakespeare collectibles to a minor American university. One of the manuscripts seems like it might actually be valuable, and it is taken to London for examination by experts.