love stories

Purple cover with light blue writing "Exit West"

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid
4
Rated by
Stefanie E.
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Exit West offers an opportunity to understand the refugee experience on a powerful level through the eyes of two university students.

Hamid, in brief poetic prose, shows us just how quickly a country can be thrown into a wartime scenario and a people forced to displace themselves as refugees.

Deadpool (DVD)

Tim Miller
5
Rated by
Rachel C.
Friday, Jul 15, 2016

Deadpool finally gets his due. A far cry from his last portrayal in the dreadfully off-mark X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this Deadpool is the "Merc with a Mouth."

A chubby little girl standing on a beach wearing a 2 piece bathing suit

It Was Me All Along

Andie Mitchell
4
Rated by
Melody M.K.
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

It Was Me All Along is a memoir about a young girl that turned to food for comfort, parenting, homework help, and to fill the empty hole she had deep inside herself. Andie Mitchell's struggle is not just with food, but also with turning her unbalanced childhood world into one she could live in normally.

All There Is

David Isay
4
Rated by
Hannah Jane C.
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015

Reading All There Is is like being engulfed in a giant bouquet of love in all its vast intricacies. While there are plenty of heartwarming, kissy-face snippets in this StoryCorps gem, many stories are edged with bittersweet moments of heartache, regret and loss.

Jubilee Manor

Bethany Hagen
3
Rated by
Katie S.
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015

Madeline Landry's life has not gotten any easier since we last saw her in Landry Park. Her parents are still exiled; the Rootless are still angry with the Gentry, even though she and her uncle Jack are trying hard to reconcile the differences between the two classes; and now Uprisen heirs are being found dead on her estate.

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah
5
Rated by
Katie S.
Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Viann Rossignol is a loving mother and wife who lives in a small, country town. She has a best-friend who has a daughter the same age as hers and even though she has experienced loss with multiple miscarriages, she still remains content with her life. Her younger sister Isabelle is a rambunctious young woman living in Paris. She always looks for a battle and is not afraid to stand up for herself. Since she and Viann were given up as children by her distant father, Isabelle has always gotten herself thrown into and out of boarding schools across France.

A large cluster of purple grapes takes of most of the cover with the title and author superimposed on it in white.

Eight Hundred Grapes

Laura Dave
4
Rated by
Diane H.
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Eight Hundred Grapes, the number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine, is a story about relationships – with spouses, fiancés, family, self, and home.