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York County Public Library

Jul 02

TBR Recap: Memoirs and Autobiographies

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:32 PM by Elizabeth Land

Book cover of My Life in France by Julia Child The intrepid Tabb Book Readers (TBR) met on Saturday, June 15, to discuss the books they read for June's theme: Memoirs/Autobiography. Memoirs and autobiographies aim to share the experiences of an individual, which can reveal that our experiences are often universal. Written by the subject of the title, memoirs focus on a slice of an individual's life, while autobiographies tend to take a longer view.

Want to enjoy what TBR has been reading? To see what members of the group read this month, including My Life in France by Julia Child, click on "Continue Reading".

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May 22

Tabb Book Readers: June Suggestions

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 1:20 PM by Elizabeth Land

Lets Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

The Tabb Book Readers, a book club for adults that meets on the third Saturday at the Tabb Library, focuses on discovering new books and sharing them with other readers.

Want to join? We are always looking for new members. TBR will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, in the Tabb Library Meeting Room. Members will read a memoir or autobiography of their choice. You can register for the event through our online event calendar, or by calling the Tabb Reference Desk at 757-890-5120. Can't decide on a memoir or autobiography to read? Check out our list of suggestions by clicking on "Continue Reading" below.

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May 02

Teens Review: The Firm

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 1:56 PM by Elizabeth Land

Title: The Firm by John Grisham
Reviewer: Blaine H.
Rating: 5 Stars

The Firm by John Grisham CoverThe Firm is about a young law school graduate named Mitchell McDeere. He is the ideal lawyer; he graduated from Harvard in the top five of his class. At the beginning of the book, he has job offers on Wall Street, but he decides to do an interview for a small firm in Memphis, Tennessee. The firm is called Bendini, Lambert, and Locke. During the interview, McDeere is informed that he will get paid a much higher salary (with bonuses) with their firm than if he accepts a job anywhere else. They explain that all of their employees are millionaires by the age of 50. Everything about their firm seems ideal to Mitch, so he takes the job.

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