In depression-era America Eleanor Roosevelt established a WPA Packhorse Library program. This program was established to get books into the hands of those who do not have access to Libraries. This is the story of one group of women who became these packhorse librarians. I fell in love with the story of these librarians. Jojo Moyes beautifully brings to life these woman of different backgrounds and personalities who form a special friendship.
"Very Nice" was a humersous novel that pulled me in, not only becuse of the cover but because of the plot. A Student falling in love with her professor, then taking his dog home for the summer, I had never heard anything like this before. This novel includes drama, comedy, love and some dark times.
Written in the voice of a city boy turned country lover, this very fun read will take you to where you did not know you needed to go. Christopher McDougall moves deep into the heart of Lancaster from Philadelphia where they adopt a donkey. Chris is encouraged to give sherman a job, so he finds "burro racing". What follows is Chris and Sherman and several friends who take on donkey training so that their donkeys will race. While I know I do not have the stamina to run 27 miles next to a donkey, I am delighted to read about someone who did.
A page turning book that provides scientific background without being too "sciency". Gives a narrative about the biggest earthquake in recorded history in North America.
This book kept me on my feet, wanting more. This suspenseful novel is almost impossible to put down!