One of my favorite mystery authors is Julia Spencer-Fleming, who writes about an Episcopalian minister/former helicopter pilot in small-town Millers Kill, NY. My mother and I met her a couple years ago at a Brookline Library event, which was really fun. Spencer-Fleming is doing a virtual Mystery Night event on Wednesday, 9/16 at the Maynard Library with Paula Munier (whose books I recently discovered but which made my Best of 2019 List), also Archer Mayor, and Sarah Stewart Taylor. You can register here.
I meant to post a review of her new book which I ordered and read during the lockdown but I lent it to my mother and forgot to retrieve it. It was very enjoyable, although you know I don't recommend starting with Book 9!
Were you disappointed the first time you sampled Turkish Delight? I certainly was and relate to this article! Right before I turned 7, I found the Narnia Chronicles hidden in a closet where my mother was saving them for Christmas. It’s lucky I wasn’t planning a life of crime because I started reading (the first chapter book I attempted), then gave myself away by asking my mother about Turkish Delight. The books went back to their hiding place and I was in disgrace! When the New York Betsy-Tacy Society read The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe for our Violent Study Club some 20 years ago, Linda Duchin brought a box of Turkish Delight for everyone to try. It looks pretty but I don’t think anyone liked it! In my mind, Turkish Delight tastes like caramels.
Do you remember the book, Are You My Mother? Loved this story about a gaggle of Canada geese that have "adopted" a wayward white duck along the Charles River Esplanade.
Did you know about the connection between Betsy-Tacy and King Kong? It does sound improbable until you know the story.
Does anyone need bulbs for fall planting? My library is doing a fundraiser and the Friends get 50% of the profits on every sale which will help support programming.