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The Art and Science of Medical Music
Oldcastle Theatre
March 29th, 7.00pm

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Independent Bookstore Day
The Bennington Bookshop
April 29th, 2017

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Shetland Tea Murder
The Bennington Free Library
May 1st, 2017, 7pm

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Reviews and Recommendations

Looking for a good book to read?
Here's a great place to start: Our
Reviews and Recommendations page.

This week's staff picks:

The Railwayman's Wife
Ashley Hay
Reviewed by Linda

The Railwayman's Wife
 takes place in 1948 in a Sydney suburb by the sea. Three people are struggling with great loss and search for peace in the town's library. The novel is written in clear, shining prose and with an eloquent understanding of sorrow and loss. Each character is grappling with a common question -- how do I continue to live?  While the story may break your heart at times, it ultimately celebrates love and human connection as well as nature's beauty.

Pachinko
Min Jin Lee
Reviewed by Phil


Pachinko tells the story of a Korean family over three generations as they move from Korea to Japan in the early 1900s. Sunja, the proud daughter of an impoverished family, falls pregnant to a married man who wants to set her up in a home as his Korean mistress. Sunja refuses. She is saved from her plight by a young missionary who marries her and takes her to Japan, where he intends to join his brother who works as a missionary in Osaka. This is a rich and moving tale, with great insights into Korean and Japanese culture, as well as into the trials and tribulations of life as a member of a minority group.

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Student Readers and Reviews

Looking for something for a son or daughter, niece or nephew?
Each month, local school students submit reviews of the books they are reading. Read their reviews on our Student Reviews page.

Gift Certificates

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Make sure you get the perfect book every time with a Bennington Bookshop Gift Certificate.

Best Sellers

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