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The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

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The Immortal Irishman: the Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan The life of Thomas Francis Meagher, an Irish revolutionary who fled to America and became the general of New York’s Irish Brigade during the Civil War. By National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan.   Read More »

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Gathering to confront their older brother, who has recently been released from rehab after a drunk driving accident, the Plumb siblings watch as the trust fund left by their father rises and falls according to self-inflicted problems. Read More »

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor’s nephew.  From the author of  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. Read More »

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

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The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer Hamer’s elegantly written first novel begins on a fog-shrouded day in the English countryside as Beth and her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, attend a festival. In the midst of the crowd, they are separated, and Carmel indulges in a private child’s game of hiding before realizing she is hopelessly lost. When a ... Read More »

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi Author and physician Kalanithi had nearly completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with Stage lV lung cancer at the age of 36. Despite the stubborn progression of his disease, Kalanithi was able to write, work, and delve into a number of profound issues before the end of his ... Read More »

Oscars for 2015

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A select list of Oscar nominees.  Links will be updated as soon as the library is able to purchase dvds. BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Bryan Cranston – Trumbo Matt Damon -The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant Michael Fassbender – Steve ... Read More »