The Library Corner at SLCC

Bette Hargrave

We all have our favorite genres of reading material, and mine is historical fiction. Daughter of the Reich, by Louise Fein, is a beautifully written debut novel.

Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife, has reviewed with these words, and I totally agree: “I couldn’t believe it when I read this is a debut, because it’s so skillfully written. We feel Hetty’s character development through the pages; the scene-setting and historical background are unobtrusive but utterly convincing. This is an important subject to write about and I learned a lot, but above all, it is a powerful, unforgettable love story.”

From my point of view, the World War I and World War II stories are of interest to all, because most of our lives were affected one way or another.

My second suggestion is Switchboard Soldiers, by Jennifer Chiaverini. A wonderful story of World War I and young girls and women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. These women from many backgrounds traveled overseas, sometimes the very first time from home, to support our troops with their abilities to man the telephone boards of that era. My godmother was a switchboard operator in the 1950s in Minnesota. This book was published July 19, 2022, and was donated recently to our library. Thank you to all who remember the SLCC Library.

The SLCC Library posts a list of our new acquisitions monthly, and you may find it on the library desk.

Winter is coming, and we will be back to regular hours of volunteers, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Happy Reading!