The month of July is filled with “something for everyone” at the Abington Community Library. A calendar of activities scheduled is available in print format as a free handout or is accessible via the library’s website (www.lclshome.org/abington).
New Large Print Novels
“Telling the Bees,” by Peggy Hesketh. Deeply acquainted with the workings of his bee hives, Albert Honig is less comfortable with people, especially his friend, Claire. When Claire is killed during a burglary, Albert is haunted by the loss and by the secrets that hovered between them for so long.
“Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker,” by Jennifer Chiaverini. Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave, is chosen by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln to be her personal “modiste,” responsible for creating her beautiful gowns for important state occasions. She is quickly drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting the First Lady through the years of the Civil War, political strife, and devastating personal losses.
“Above All Things,” by Tanis Rideout. In 1924, Englishman George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge is George’s young wife, Ruth. Their story is told through alternating narratives, bringing to life a tale of love torn apart by obsession and the need for redemption. Inspired by real-life historical events.
“The Perfect Ghost,” by Linda Barnes. The successful writing team of Em Moore and Teddy Blake, known as “T. E. Blakemore,” is split forever when Teddy dies in a car accident. Fearful and shy Em is devastated and the only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish their current project: an “autobiography” of the reclusive film director, Garrett Malcolm. When police begin looking into Teddy’s accident, Em’s control on her life — tenuous at best – is threatened.