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Spring into a good book

Owen County Public Library’s Becky Doolin shares her top-four books to read this spring. Drop us a line at and let us know your favorite.

1. Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe “is an enchanting gem of a novel, brimming with charming characters, heartwarming connections, old secrets, and a southern setting that makes you want to move there. As refreshing as a glass of blackberry tea, this is truly magical realism at its best.” — Karen White, New York Times bestselling author

2. The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman

"The Heirloom Garden" by Viola Shipman “navigates real and substantial issues of grief, pain and healing through a lively and engaging story that exquisitely balances those deep and serious themes with the ever-emerging beauty that gardeners may know best, but is freely shared with all who care to stop, look, smell and listen with an open heart.” — Pauline Finch

3. The Boys by Ron Howard and Clint Howard

Brothers Ron Howard (of Andy Griffith Show fame) and Clint Howard come together in "The Boys," chronicling their early careers and adventures — “a fascinating dual autobiography…Candid, humorous and entertaining, this intimate account will be a hit with the brothers’ fans.” — Publisher's Weekly

4. The Best Cook In The World by Rick Bragg

In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg "finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else."


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