2012-10-01: Information Station Column
Are you a magazine reader? Do you wish you had time to read magazines and then you would be a magazine reader?? I’m right there with you. And, most often, I just don’t remember to check out a few magazines to bring home with me for those “just right magazine reading moments”. SO, when we found out about Zinio – a way to read your magazines on your computer, tablet, or smart phone – it seemed like a great idea to us! We have subscribed to Zinio and used their top 50 magazine list to subscribe to some of their most popular offerings. Now all you have to do is go to our website, click on the Zinio logo, set up your account, choose your magazines and download! They will automatically come to your account each month as they are released. You won’t even have to wait for the most recent copy to come “out of the black folder” to enjoy it! So go online and sign up today or give us a call – we would be glad to help you!
Jenny Wingfield's debut novel, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, is a book that is guaranteed to keep you reading. I was taken in immediately by the intricacy of her characters and the plot that unfolds simply as you read. It is the tender story of the Moses clan - Willadee, Moses' daughter, and her husband, Samuel Lake, and their three children, that head back to Arkansas every June for the Moses family reunion. This year, the reunion starts out like any other but tragically takes a turn as they lose an important family member. What unfolds after the loss, becomes the major crux of the story - and it revolves around Swan, Willadee and Samuel's eleven year old daughter. She is a fabulous character that you will love from the start. I was drawn to her simple and yet very complex line of thinking - she is a wonderful eleven-year-old.
There were some tough parts to the novel - abuse of animals and children - but it wasn't drawn out so much that I couldn't get through it - and the end is redemptive. The novel left me in tears - I would highly recommend this one! I agree with this review:
“It’s all here. Faith. Honesty. Sin. Redemption. . . . Anyone who loves Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird will delight in Swan, the Lakes' eleven-year-old daughter.”—USA Today