May 7, 2015 - Community Read

On the “To Kill A Mockingbird” – community-read front, there is good news. You still have time to grab a copy of the book, read it and come to the group discussion on Wednesday, May 13th at 6 p.m. Unfortunately, you already missed the documentary “Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird” as well as the feature-film presentation of the classic movie version of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. But you have not yet missed the visit by author Marja Mills who wrote “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee”. Ms Mills will be at our library this Friday – that’s May 8th. At 6:30 there will be a special after-hours reception for Ms Mills which is a fundraiser for the Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library who sponsored this author visit. Twenty-five dollars at the door will get you access to Ms Mills and the opportunity to taste a number of Southern desserts – pecan pie, chess pie, and Lane cake. Many of the foods being served were mentioned in the book. After the reception, at 7:30 the public (this means you – unless you’re already here for the fundraiser) is invited for the author presentation and book signing. The paperback version of Marja Mills’s book was just released on May 4th. The Friends of the DeForest Area Public Library will be selling those books in case you wish to purchase a copy and have it signed. It should be quite the event. Please come. We would love to have a very full house! In the meantime – if you’ve already read “To Kill a Mockingbird”-- a number of new books have arrived and they are listed below. Enjoy!

  • cover art Lords of the Sith / Paul S. Kemp. by Paul Kemp. A tale set during the partnership between Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine finds them negotiating a sensitive political treaty that is challenged by an insurgent uprising on an inhospitable planet where the pair are forced to overcome mutual distrust in order to survive.
  • cover art Perfect match / by Fern Michaels. Confined to a wheelchair after an injury ends his NFL career, Jake reluctantly takes over his twin sister's matchmaking business before his tough-as-nails new assistant, Gracie, challenges him with her very different perspectives.
  • cover art Early warning : a novel / by Jane Smiley. Follows the Langdon family from the author's best-selling novel “Some Luck” as they navigate the ups and downs of mid-century America. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “A Thousand Acres”.
  • cover art The last bookaneer / by Matthew Pearl. A tale inspired by the century-long legal loophole that allowed books to be published without the permission or compensation of authors traces the battle over a dying Robert Louis Stevenson's final manuscript. By the best-selling author of “The Dante Club”.
  • cover art Meadowlands / by Elizabeth Jeffrey. The comfortable, upper-class lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are set to change forever with the onset of World War I.
  • cover art A catered mother's day : a mystery with recipes / by Isis Crawford. When a prank goes horribly wrong, ending up with her old college roommate Ellen Hadley being accused of murder, caterer Bernie Simmons, along with her sister, Libby, enlists the help of Ellen's kids to solve this mystery before Mother's Day is cancelled—forever.
  • cover art Grave consequences : a Charlie Henry mystery / by David and Aimee Thurlo. Investigating a dangerous case surrounding a priceless Navajo necklace, Charlie Henry is violently threatened by a young man claiming to be its rightful owner. By the award-winning authors of “The Pawnbroker”.
  • cover art One night / by Eric Jerome Dickey. An unlikely couple from opposing areas of society checks into an upscale hotel and shares 12 hours of passion, con games and violence that culminate in bliss—and murder. By the best-selling author of “A Wanted Woman”.
  • cover art The bone tree / by Greg Iles. A follow-up to “Natchez Burning” finds Southern lawyer Penn Cage desperately struggling to protect his father from false charges and corrupt officers by confronting the puppet master behind the Double Eagles terrorist group.
  • cover art Every fifteen minutes / by Lisa Scottoline. A single father and head of a successful Philadelphia psychiatric care unit sees his life begin to crumble when a teen patient is implicated in a murder and the doctor himself is wrongly accused of sexual harassment. By the best-selling author of “Keep Quiet”.