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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 »

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 »

Star Wars Films at the Library

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  Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (DVD) 1999 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (Blu-Ray) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and ... Read More »

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 »

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 »