Savvy Book Club

When the weather is too cold to go out and play, the whole family can curl up with a good book! Here are a few suggestions from William F. Laman Public Library.

For Mom:

New Release “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals, in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphisbased adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. This riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Classic “My Cousin Rachel” by Dame Daphne Du Maurier
When Rachel, the beautiful widow of Phillip Ashley’s cousin, arrives at his Cornwall estate, Ashley is enchanted despite his doubts regarding his cousin’s death and must decide whether Rachel is out to destroy him or is an innocent victim of suspicion.

For the Kids:

New Release “The Secret Keepers” by Trenton Lee Stewart
When 12-year-old Reuben finds a peculiar, magical pocket watch that has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he is propelled on the adventure of a lifetime. (Ages 9-11)

Classic “Pippi Longstocking” by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent, delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, and her high-spirited, good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun! (Ages 7-9)