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Read to the Rhythm with a twist! If we reach our collective Library goal of 1,000 books read, Barrington Bank & Trust has pledged to donate $1,000 to Barrington Township Food Pantry and Cuba Township Food Pantry ($500 each).

Read 5 books and be entered to win a personal MakerLab session. After you complete your first book, you're eligible for Ravinia tickets!
Reviews
Title
The Testament of Mary
Author
ColmToibin
Review
First person account by an imagined elderly Mary the mother of Jesus mainly of the events leading up to the crucifixion In this account Mary along with Mary the sister of Lazarus and Apostle John flee in fear for their own safety before Jesus dies. Mary vehemently denies that Jesus is the "Son of God" as his followers are saying. It is a short book, but I didn't feel there was enough meat for someone who wants to consider an alternative Mary, nor would it be satisfying to those with conservative views.
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Title
The Goldfinch
Author
Donna Tartt
Review
Reminiscent of a Dickens novel; complex characters and lots of twists and turns through an eclectic range of personalities and locales. Definitely unpredictable ending; although satisfying on a general premise level, leaves lots of relationship loose ends.
Although there are a few slower and bumpy parts, it's definitely worth the ride (and the 771 pages)!
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