Staff Picks: Books
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The perfect book, the perfect evening
There is often more than one correct way to do something. Recently I was browsing the Facebook pages of other libraries (like us, please!) and this book popped up. I like to make soup and share it with friends, but I sometimes worry that everything has to be perfect before issuing invitations, so this book title spoke to me. I found it in the catalog, and since it was already checked out, I placed a hold on it, and it soon arrived.
This book is a charming tale of cooperation and negotiation, with a twist at the end that speaks powerfully to the importance of adjusting expectations (and also of challenging the authority of the printed word with the conviction of personal experience). My adult dinner guests enjoyed flipping through the book as well (and philosophising). We all agreed with the heartwarming conclusion about the importance of friendship. The soup I served was delicious, but not what made the evening perfect.