What We’re Reading at Perrot: Book Recommendations from our Reference Desk

DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, BY BILL CLEGG [Fiction] This is a story of extremes: happiness and sadness; marriage and divorce; forgiveness and resentment; youth and middle age. It is the story of a previously loosely connected group of individuals who are dealing with an unimaginable tragedy: a catastrophic accident that kills an entire … Read more

What We’re Reading at Perrot: Book Recommendations from our Reference Desk

What We’re Reading at Perrot: [Fiction] This haunting novel is told by three people: Catrin, Callum and Rachel.  Young children are going missing from a little village located on one of the Falkland Islands. Catrin lost her two young sons in a freak car accident three years ago. The accident took place when Catrin’s best friend, … Read more

What We’re Reading at Perrot: Book Recommendations from our Reference Desk

What We’re Reading at Perrot FAMILY LIFE, BY AKHIL SHARMA[Fiction] Akhil Sharma’s small but powerful novel is the semi-autobiographical story of a family who emigrates from India to Queens, N.Y. Filled with dreams of a better life and opportunities for their two young sons, the parents are hard-working and self-sacrificing. When tragedy strikes the older … Read more

What We’re Reading at Perrot: Book Recommendations from our Reference Desk

What We’re Reading at Perrot THE BOSTON GIRL, BY ANITA DIAMONT [Fiction] The author of this delightful book is known for her previous best sellers– The Red Tent and Day After Night, among others. Without retelling this story, it begins with an 85-year-old grandmother talking to her 22-year-old granddaughter, answering the question, “How did you … Read more

Author Talk with Lucia Greenhouse

In fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science, Lucia Greenhouse courageously pulls back the curtain on the Christian Science church chronicling its complicated legacy for her family, personal loss, and the boundaries of faith. “This beautifully written account is a soul-searching, sometimes jaw-dropping read about how religion can splinter a family.” The author will be … Read more

Author Talk with Sheri Koones

In her latest book, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrications to create almost-off-the-grid homes—houses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Ms. Koones will be at Perrot for a discussion and book signing of her latest book … Read more

Author Talk with Sheri Koones

In her latest book, Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid, author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrications to create almost-off-the-grid homes—houses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Ms. Koones will be at Perrot for a discussion and book signing of her latest book … Read more

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