This is the story of the Cross family in 1886. John Cross is a New York architect who benefits from the help of his aunt, Caroline Astor. With this connection, the Cross family is quickly becoming part of New York City's elite society, with many events to attend and people to see.
Jennie Lay offers a review of two books to end your summer reading list, "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain and "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Ms. Lay is the adult programs coordinator at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
This article first appeared in the Steamboat Pilot and Today
Alice Hoffman uses rich, colorful prose in this historical, fictional novel about the life of a very strong-willed woman and her equally strong-willed son. "The Marriage of Opposites" is one of those books that keeps giving back days and weeks after reading it.
Steamboat Pilot and Today review by Candace Pederson, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.