Barb Bassett (she/her)
Barb has called the Red Balloon her home since 1997. Before that, she worked in several bookstores in her native Fargo, ND. She can’t remember when she didn’t love books and reading, and kept D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths checked out from the school library for the whole of her 4th grade year. She particularly loves children’s books (all types), food literature, travel essays, mysteries, and anything about the Tudors, but she can safely say she has (almost) never met a book she didn’t like.
A Few Favorites:
One of the best SF series ever written!! Everyone should read this!
Great historical fiction! Even if you're not a fan of Jane Austen, this is a delightful story about folks banding together to save a beloved landmark in post-WWII England.
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The Gordons are not your typical dysfunctional family--think Anne Tyler with even more plot! Throw in a much-loved summer home on Cape Cod, a sleazy neighbor, and a secret love affair, and you have a great vacation read.