This is our annual collection of Library Seasons Readings staff book recommendations.
Kristine Kasbohm - Director of Library
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons - PZ3.G3527 Co
This quirky, often funny, novel is full of odd characters and storylines. What seems like a light read at first glance quickly becomes a more sophisticated parody of the literary and cultural context in which it was written (first published in 1932). Gibbons did not shy away from controversial topics and popular writers of the day were not immune from her parody. It is a thoroughly entertaining read. The 1995 BBC film adaptation has a great cast and is well worth watching, though I do recommend reading the book first.