Adult Fiction

Nuala O'Connor - Miss Emily

Jul 31, 2015

What most people know about Emily Dickinson’s life is this: she was a poet, reclusive, wore white, and came from a well to do family. But, one fact that may surprise you is that she loved to bake. She would make cakes and have them delivered to people in town, and lower gingerbread in a basket to the waiting children below her window. It’s this premise that helped novelist Nuala O’Connor write Miss Emily.

O’Connor will be at Odyssey Bookstore in South Hadley MA next Wednesday at 7PM. 

If you have a hankering to bake for your friends, try Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread or Coconut Cake.

Natasha Solomons - The House at Tyneford

Jan 28, 2013

In Natasha Solomons’ novel The House at Tyneford, we’re brought into the Downtown Abbey-esque

upstairs/downstairs world of England at the beginning of World War II. Our main character Elise escapes Nazi occupied Vienna to Tyneford as a parlor maid, and we see the barriers begin to crumble between the floors, and how the small town and house hold struggles to stay afloat.

In her fiction debut, writer, speaker, and best-selling author Lee Woodruff offers an intimate and moving novel that explores the ways in which four lives are broken and made whole again after a shattering tragedy. Lee Woodruff  tells us about, Those We Love Most.

Gerald Kolpan - Magic Words

Aug 21, 2012

In Gerald Kolpan’s Magic Words, he finely crafts fact with fiction as he tells the tale of a Jewish boy-interpreter, the world’s most estimable magician, a murderous harlot, and America’s greatest Indian Chief.