This week, John Fossett shares three more books his family is currently reading.
“My extended family is rather large. We are spread all over the country and beyond. It’s rare that all of us are in one place so we share a lot of information via a family text thread. And we’re using it much more as we shelter in place and share ideas for ways to make the best of it. All of us are readers, a product of witnessing first hand, my mother’s favorite pastime. Hear’s a list of what we’re reading. It’s a decent-sized list and I like the variety; fiction versus non-fiction, a page-turner or two and some classics. Hopefully you’ll find something to pique your interest.”
What we’re reading:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Post-pandemic orchestra travels the country, performing, dodging danger and building community. – Goodreads.com
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
“In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first automobile any of the villagers has ever seen.” – from Goodreads.com
Trace Elements (Commissario Brunetti #29) by Donna Leon
When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding.” – from Goodreads.com
ABOUT JOHN FOSSETT. John is locally known as the Adult Services Librarian at the Bainbridge Island Library. Since 2014, he’s been broadcasting on BCB: The Voices of Bainbridge Island – eventually hosting a podcast focusing on cultural events. John also hosted and produced Art and Artists on Bainbridge (although he’s currently on a hiatus). John now focuses a lot of his time organizing (and volunteering) for Library sponsored events, such as Island Film Group, Tuesday Career Center and WorkSource, Tuesday Book Group, quarterly poetry readings, and the quarterly BI Modern Quilt Guild gatherings. He also works closely with Bainbridge Prepares: monthly classes held at the Library and Three Days of Preparedness, Books on Tap: Literary Trivia held each month at the Treehouse Café, Island Film Group (now in their 11th year, held on the 2nd Wednesday at the Library), Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, community events at the library, and Historical Museum at the Library (a program he started with BIHM in 2018). Read John’s full profile by author, Margaret Millmore – The Island Wanderer.