News from the Pierson Library

Pierson Library will be closed in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday for two days: Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. The library will be open again on Saturday, Nov.  24.  Have a happy and safe holiday!


November Book Display: Just in time for the holiday season, our latest book display is titled Comfort Foods.  This display features books about the many pleasures of—you guessed it—food.  In this display, you will find many unique cookbooks as well as memoirs, novels, movies, and mysteries that highlight the comfort of good food.  A sample of the titles includes: “Eat Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “Comfort Food” by Kate Jacobs, “Garlic and Sapphires, the Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise” by Ruth Reichl, “The Book Club Cookbook” by Judy Gelman and Vicky Levy Krupp, “Devil’s Food Cake Murder” by Joanne Fluke, “Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home,” and “The School of Essential Ingredients” by Erica Bauermeister. These books are certain to get you into the perfect mood for making a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner.  As Julia Child said, “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces; just good food from fresh ingredients.”


Congratulations to our newest library patrons.

When you are five years old, you can get your first Pierson Library Card.  Come with your parent(s) and fill out a short application at the front desk. Then you can borrow books from the library on your own card.  Here is a list of our newest cardholders:

Carleigh Andreas

Ana Burris

Daniel Knight

Marisa Kono

William Noonan

Grace Warrington

Happy reading adventures to all of you. Don’t forget: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


“Tell the Wolves I’m Home”

by Carol Rifka Brunt

Review by Gene Schinto

Fourteen-year-old June Elbus is in love with her uncle Finn.  He is a famous artist, her godfather, and her best friend.  Finn has AIDS, a disease in the 1980s both mysterious and fatal.  When Finn dies, he leaves a valuable painting to June and her slightly older sister. It is a portrait of the two of them after all.

Toby has been Finn’s lover for many years.  June’s mother blames him for giving her brother the disease that took his life.  Against her mother’s wishes, June has secret meetings with Toby.  Because of their mutual love for Finn, June welcomes his friendship.

Carol Rifka Brunt’s first novel, “Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” is as original as its title.  You will easily be captivated by June whose young heart has room for Finn, Toby, and even her sometimes difficult sister.

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