Jo’s Pick of the Week: The Weight of a Piano

The publishing industry traditionally releases its top books later in the year, but I usually discover a gem or two in the early months. One such treasure is The Weight of a Piano by Chris Cander. This evocative novel tells the complicated story of a seemingly ordinary, upright Blüthner piano. When an artisan picks the…

Jean’s Pick of the Week: Memoirs

Whenever someone learns that I work in a library, this question inevitably follows: what’s your favorite book? It’s like Sophie’s Choice, impossible to answer. So when it came time for me to review a recently published memoir, I couldn’t pick just one. Following are a few of my favorites from this year. Written by four…