Books Onscreen

Do you read the book before you see the movie...or do you like to see the movie, then read the book? Do you avoid movies made of your favorite books, or do you like to see the events and characters brought to life? Whatever your preference, John Tyler has print copies of current big and small screen productions. Try the book-before or after the movie! Dear John by Nicholas Sparks The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Road by Cormac McCarthy Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll The Da Vinci Code by Dan…continue reading →

Spring Literature Circles: start reading now!

Spring is coming...as are the Spring Literature Circles. Simple to join; just choose a title and read the book. Attend the discussions and share your thoughts with fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere. The Library has all of the titles-be first to check them out! We have true stories, thrilling mysteries, and even a love story. What is your interest? Legal thriller with spies and alligators: Born to Run by James Grippando What happens when mom goes crazy and wanders off? Sufficient Grace by Darnell Arnoult Designer travels to Italy to save her…continue reading →

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Helen Simonson's witty novel of manners focuses on the character of Major Ernest Pettigrew (now retired), a classic stiff-upper-lip English widower. The Major is horrified by the changes in his village, by his yuppie son, and by the general lack of manners in the modern world. Isolated by position, lack of connection to family and friends, and by his wife and brother's death, the Major finds a friend in local shopkeeper Jasmina Ali. Their respectful business relationship (he frequents her shop, she blends tea for him) evolves into a friendship based on mutual…continue reading →