Le persone vanno in biblioteca per i motivi più vari. Molte ci vanno per i libri, naturalmente, altre per trovare compagnia. Quanto a Kit, che lavora nella biblioteca pubblica di Riverton, cittadina industriale in crisi nello New Hampshire, lei cerca essenzialmente la pace. Qui nessuno si metterebbe a rivangare gli eventi traumatizzanti che l’hanno spinta ad abbandonare la città, la famiglia e il suo posto in società. E lei può proteggersi con i suoi amati libri e cercare di dimenticare. Ma tutto cambia quando si presenta una ragazzina quindicenne, Solstice detta Sunny, arrestata per aver rubato un vocabolario in un negozio e condannata dal giudice a lavorare in biblioteca per un periodo di tre mesi. Sunny è una persona curiosa, brillante, aperta e desiderosa di allontanarsi da una famiglia soffocante. Kit inizialmente è infastidita dall’invadenza di Sunny, ma proprio grazie a lei incomincia a uscire dal bozzolo di isolamento che si era auto-imposto, e a conoscere meglio i frequentatori, talora emarginati ma sempre interessanti e originali, di questa piccola biblioteca che è diventata il cuore pulsante del paese. E a mano a mano che Kit e Sunny fanno i conti con il proprio passato, insieme si aiuteranno a riappropriarsi della propria vita.
- ISBN: 8867004603
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 352
A quiet novel, a character driven novel where I just fell in love with these characters. Plus, it takes place, mostly in a library, and in a state where not many books are set, a small town in new Hampshire. Three people from disparate backgrounds, seeking a new start in their lives, come together h Leggi tutto
3.5 stars It was easy to be drawn into this book. As a retired librarian, this place and the people who work there and the people who hang out there of course, appealed to me. It’s mostly about three characters whose lives become connected at this Library. Kit is the reference Librarian and her past Leggi tutto
"I realize no one thinks being a librarian is as awesome as being a neurosurgeon, but I always thought I was doing something valuable, putting books in the hands of readers. Books can save lives, too. I really believe that." Ah, if only the rest of the book was as great as that quote. It seems I'm una Leggi tutto
Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern is the story of a dying New Hampshire small town, and a group of very lonely people that meet at the town’s library as each is dealing with a personal trauma. Kit, the reference librarian, is recovering from something devastating that happened in a Leggi tutto
Barely broke the cover and I quit, was expecting library chatter, not college sex, if I don't like it instantly I quit chic lit before the blink of an eye.
The ending is what sealed this book’s rating for me- I won’t reveal anything, but it just wasn’t executed well. I felt like the novel was almost superficially following the main characters, if that makes sense. I also kept thinking of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novels. They are such rich character studie Leggi tutto
Lovely story of idealists and romantics, several with mysterious pasts, who come together at a small-town library. I'm indebted to Gloria for her fabulous review, which made me want to read the book immediately.
This was dull, nothing too offensive but nothing special, a plot structure that's all too predictable and feels like it's been done, it's some combination of Manchester by the Sea and Captain Fantastic, but more stale and forgettable. I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, which Leggi tutto
A rather enchanting,heartwarming and cozy read about some wayward souls who end up, under differing circumstances, in the small declining town of Riverton, New Hampshire. They try to address and work their way through their personal life’s challenges instead of hiding or running from it. At the begi Leggi tutto
Books about books, reading, bookstores, libraries, literacy, etc. are often a weakness for me and this sounded exactly like a type of book that I'd like. A bunch of characters are thrown together by circumstance and because of the setting (and a library certainly tends to attract a wide range of peo Leggi tutto
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