Summer Reading – Ann Garvin

I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around book cover

I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around
by Ann Garvin
PS3607.A78289 I3 2016
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Our very own Professor Ann Garvin has recently come out with her third novel I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around. I’ll admit I haven’t read it yet, but if On Maggie’s Watch is anything to go by you’ll really enjoy it. That book is about a pregnant woman who has recently returned to her hometown. She’s resuscitated the Neighborhood Watch and is trying to solve a bit a mystery. It will make you laugh and squirm, and get sucked into the story. The new book is about a psychologist whose life has taken a turn for the worse and she’s struggling to get it back on track. There’s humor here too, as well as a family secret.

Prof. Garvin also wrote The Dog Year, about a well-respected surgeon who’s life gets out of wack following the death of her husband and unborn child. She takes steps to heal her herself and things take off from there. It looks like that’s another humorous take on life, but filled with heartbreak and sadness too.

  • The Dog Year (2014), Main Collection PS3607.A78289 D64 2014
  • On Maggie’s Watch (2010), Main Collection PS3607.A78289 O52 2010

Check out this YouTube video of Ann Garvin discussing On Maggie’s Watch.

Perhaps you’ll get an idea of where the humor in her books comes from.

About Martha

Martha is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and the liaison to the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Languages and Literatures, Mathematics, and Physics Departments
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