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Golden Globe Awards for 2015

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The nominations are in for the Golden Globe Awards for 2015.  We are adding the films to the library collection as soon as they are available for purchase on DVD.  The winners will be announced January 10.  Unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes include television series.     BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA CAROL MAD MAX: FURY ROAD THE REVENANT  –  WINNER ... Read More »

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

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The Big Short by Michael Lewis This 2010 book is having a revival of interest due to the upcoming movie. Versatile best-selling author Lewis (Panic) gives a different take on the 2007-08 credit crisis as he chronicles how a handful of investment managers detected early on the growing bubble in the mortgage bond market and made fortunes betting against it. Lewis ... Read More »

This Old Man by Roger Angell

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This Old Man:  All in Pieces by Roger Angell From the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, a compendium of writings that celebrate the view from the tenth decade of his richly lived life. In February 2014, The New Yorker published an essay by Roger Angell called “This Old Man,” a meditation on life at age ninety-three. With great humor ... Read More »

Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon

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Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would ... Read More »

The Guilty by David Baldacci

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The Guilty by David Baldacci When his father is charged with murder and refuses to do anything to prove his innocence, Will Robie returns as an outsider to his hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi–where is he is met with distrust–to conduct his own investigation. Read More »

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed 14 women, 5 men, and 2 dogs for witchcraft. The ensuing terror cut a wide swath through the colony, affecting residents of all ages and educational backgrounds. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Schiff (Cleopatra, 2010) chronicles the surrounding events, painting a vivid portrait of a homogenous, close-knit network ... Read More »

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss

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Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »