Gentle Reads

Charming and witty, these gentle reads are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

The Bookshop on the Corner : A NovelThe Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
A former librarian from a hectic city moves to a sleepy village where she transforms a van into a mobile bookshop, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
On the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death, a man finds an exquisite bracelet he’s never seen before, leading him on an odyssey to find out about her life before they met.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
On her way to a party, an eighty-five-year-old former advertising star begins a walk that takes her ten miles around New York City, meeting people and reviewing a life of excitement, adversity, passion and heartbreak.

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively
Themes of history, family and relationships across varied settings are themes in this collection of short fiction.

The Rules of Love & GrammarThe Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses
Newly jobless, recently single and suddenly apartmentless, a grammar whiz who is brilliant at correcting other people’s errors seeks to fix her own mistakes.

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
A woman, trapped by unrealistic expectations, escapes to her hometown where the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and a desire to be more like her bold Jazz Age grandmother inspires an exploration of the joys and risks of life.

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations and sensibilities behind the doors on Chestnut Street.

Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles
A stray cat leads a lonely linguistics lecturer from the comforts of his books, films and music to places he’s never been before and to people he might never had met.

The Call : A NovelThe Call by Yannick Murphy
When a hunting accident leaves his son in a coma, a veterinarian searches for the man responsible until an unexpected visitor asks a favor that will test his resolve.

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
A new next-door neighbor and the return of her prodigal sister transform a successful caterer’s peaceful life.

An Irish Country Love Story by Patrick Taylor
For decades, the Irish village of Ballybucklebo has depended upon the doctor at Number One Main Street, but an unexpected turn of events threatens to drive him from his home.

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
The greatest guitar player who ever lived changed six lives with six magical blue strings.

Goodnight June : A NovelGoodnight June by Sarah Jio
A professionally successful, but personally unhappy, woman is called to settle her great aunt’s estate and determine the fate of a children’s bookstore founded in the 1940s.

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway
A regimented biology teacher’s life will never be the same after her estranged sister’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Selling her home and taking time off from her career as a successful motivational speaker, a woman moves into a beautiful old house and bonds with three roommates.

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman
A socially awkward busybody walks out on her cheating husband, gets a job as caretaker of a dilapidated recreation center and coaches an untalented children’s soccer team.

November 10, 2017