Twice a year the library staff display their current book favorites for you to read and enjoy. Rate the books you read from the display by submitting a ballot at your branch in order to enter a drawing for a $25 gift card. Check out what the library staff considers current "good reads" and give us your feedback on our choices by voting at a branch and posting a comment.

Friday, January 1, 2010

THE SWEET BY AND BY by Todd Johnson

Five very different Southern women meet in a North Carolina nursing home and develop a friendship that resonates over the decades. The joys and tears shared by Lorraine, Bernice, Margaret, and April will stay with you long after you close this heartwarming novel.
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Todd Johnson said...

I'm honored to be on this list -- and also to find some other must-reads for my own shelf! Thank you! All my best, Todd

Ruby Cheesman said...

This is one of my favorites this go round. If you loved The Help from the last list, you MUST read The Sweet By and By. Todd Johnson's characters will stay in your soul long after you finish the last page!

Janeene said...

I loved The Help for the last list, but I thought this book was just okay. The first part was great, the middle was good, but I had a hard time finishing it because the ending was so slow.

Anonymous said...

Great story! Todd Johnson got the everyday drama and feeling of a care facility spot on! Looking forward to more books Mr. Jonnson!