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Author Archives: Priscilla

Classic Films featuring Lauren Bacall

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  Midwest Tape, the library’s source for films, audiobooks and music, has a lovely tribute to the late Lauren Bacall.  For the full article click here. It was on the set of To Have and Have Not that Bacall met Bogie. The two married in 1945 and remained so until Bogart’s death in 1957. In addition to being husband and ... Read More »

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend.  This documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane. Read More »

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

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Draws on interviews with confessed rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley to document his experiences with mercenary explorers and mapmakers, offering insight into the cutthroat map trade while investigating allegations of hundreds of additional thefts. Read More »

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter’s high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal. Spongy and dear, sharply observed and funny, Straub’s domestic-drama-goes-abroad is a delightful study of the complexities of family and love, and the many distractions from both.  ... Read More »

The Fever by Megan Abbott

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The Fever by Megan Abbott. A teen girl suffers a seizure at school. Then another one does. Then another. The Nash family is close. Tom is a popular teacher, a father to two teens: Eli, a hockey star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability is thrown into chaos when Deenie’s best friend is ... Read More »

The Bully Pulpit

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, friends and later rivals, and on the activities of the muckraking press in her latest book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.         Read More »

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

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A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend’s family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him ... Read More »