2011-03-03 / Community News

Giddings Library News Corner

by Judy Belyeu

Large print books are becoming more and more popular at the Giddings Public Library and there are many of them available. The Postmistress, in hardback and CD, by Sarah Blake, takes place in 1940. While war rages in Europe, President Roosevelt promises he won’t send American boys to fight. This book is a tale of lost innocence, of how we bear the fact that war is going on at the same time as ordinary lives continue.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in hardback and CD, by Rebecca Skloot, documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant, Henrietta Lacks, and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.

A Love of Her Own, by Maggie Brendan, details how April McBride intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewiston, Montana to attend her brother’s wedding. A run-in with horsetrainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship and love.

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock is about a midwife, Rachel Watkins, who finds herself intensely drawn to a disfigured veteran who does odd jobs around the house. This stranger seems so mysterious, yet so familiar.

The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark tells how Olivia Morrow, old and in failing health, must choose whether or not to reveal an explosive family secret. Her deceased cousin, Catherine, a nun, is being considered for beautification by the Catholic Church. Read the book to find out about the family secret.

Big Girls Do Cry, by Carl Weber, takes place in Richmond, Virginia. Plus-sized beauty, Iris, and her sister, Egypt, start a new chapter of the Big Girls Book Club in Richmond, Virginia. They discover that drama follows them everywhere as they deal with family issues, scandalous new members and betrayal.

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