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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
A Spool of Blue Thread
Author
Anne Tyler
Review
A very typical Anne Tyler book in many ways, with the setting being Baltimore and the subject being a mildly dysfunctional family. They are ordinary on the surface, but there are secrets, rivalries and jealousies bubbling below. I didn't particularly like the structure of the book, with the more contemporary part of the story coming first and then an abrupt switch back a generation half way through. Not one of my favorites by this accomplished writer, but a worthwhile read.
Rating
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Title
House of sand and fog
Review
Drags on for 2/3 of the book. Somewhat predictable in the sense that you knew that something bad was going to happen as the conflict came to a head. Characters are not very likeable.
Rating
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