Connie Bennett

Book Reviewer / KLCC Community Support Board

Connie Bennett is Director of the Eugene Public Library.  She reviews books for KLCC, and serves on the KLCC Community Support Board. 

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This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Animals Strike Curious Poses” by Elena Passerello.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of Phil Knight’s "Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the creator of Nike.”

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Froelich's Ladder” by Portland writer, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon.

Begin with a baker's dozen of lively characters, sift in two parts magical realism, a pinch of fantasy, and mix in the historical setting of early days in Oregon Country.  And you might end up with an entertaining tall tale, not unlike Jamie Yourdon's debut novel, "Froelich's Ladder."  

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Small Backs of Children” by Lidia Yuknavitch.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "T is for Time” by Marie and Roland Smith, with illustrations by Renée Graef.

This is KLCC. I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Hour of Land” by Terry Tempest Williams.

Last weekend marked the centennial of the National Parks Service in the United States, these places Ken Burns has called “America’s Best Idea.” It’s a perfect time to read the diverse essays in Terry Tempest Williams’ “The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.”

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Carry Home” by Gary Ferguson.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Love Factually” by Duana Welch. 

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Life Without a Recipe” by Diana Abu-Jaber.

A quotation from this book:  “Sometimes I think the older you get, the more memories there are, and the deeper the forest becomes.  A child thinks their life has one smooth shape – always moving straight ahead.  Eventually, though, you start to see how crooked the path is, how the trees move closer, how birds have eaten your trail of crumbs.”

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