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21st Century’s Greatest Films

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BBC Culture surveyed film critics from around the world for their lists of the century’s greatest films since 2000.  Here’s the top 35, just about all available at GPPL.  How many have you seen?  Click here to see the full list and commentary.       Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) There Will ... Read More »

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance

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Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance A Yale Law School graduate’s account of his traumatic hillbilly childhood and the plight of America’s angry white working class. “Americans call them hillbillies, rednecks, or white trash,” writes Vance, a biotech executive and National Review contributor. “I call them neighbors, friends, and family.” In ... Read More »

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

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Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard College professor Mark and his wife, Maggie, a veterinarian, are traveling from Chicago to his family’s East Coast home because Mark senses they need a break; after a mugging, Maggie has become brooding and suspicious, not the woman Mark married. They leave late, with Maggie intent on giving their dog, Gerome, a good walk ... Read More »

American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin

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American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin The ubiquitous legal journalist and author returns with a detailed but swiftly moving account of the 1974 kidnapping that mesmerized the nation.  Readers of a certain age will be astonished that this case is more than 40 years old. So much has changed, ... Read More »

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gym community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other ... Read More »

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

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Siracusa by Delia Ephron The incomparable Delia Ephron introduces us to couples Michael and Lizzie and Finn and Taylor. The foursome is traveling to Italy together, along with Finn and Taylor’s precocious daughter, Snow. These people, it must be said, have absolutely no business traveling together. . . Add a whole lot of Italian wine to the inevitable illicit sex and bitter ... Read More »

The Baseball Whisperer by Michael Tackett

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The Baseball Whisperer : a Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams by Michael Tackett Before Ozzie Smith ever heard the roar of excited Cardinal fans, he learned to listen carefully to the soft-spoken but demanding coach of an obscure semipro team playing ball among the cornfields surrounding Clarinda, Iowa. In chronicling the life of that coach – one Merl Eberly – ... Read More »

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

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Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Growing up and growing apart from friends is an inevitable-and bittersweet-part of life, one that has been poignantly captured in Alice Adams’ debut novel, Invincible Summer. The novel starts in 1997 as four friends graduate on the brink of a new millennium, and takes them through 20 summers…a delightful novel that is as insightful as ... Read More »

Black Widow by Daniel Silva

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Black Widow by Daniel Silva Bestseller Silva’s riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist. Read More »

The Girls by Emma Cline

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The Girls by Emma Cline Inspired by the infamous Charles Manson murders … a harrowing coming-of-age exploration of how far a young girl will go (and how much she will give up of herself) in her desperate quest to belong. Beautifully written and unforgettable. Library Journal Read More »