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City of Gold

City of Gold Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times restaurant critic who richly chronicled the L.A.’s vast culinary landscape and made its food understandable and approachable died last week at 57.  This 2015 documentary shows his unique approach, where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic doorway to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Reserve this ... Read More »

Oscars 2018

A select list of the 2018 Oscar nominees.  As always, GPPL will add titles to the collection as they become available. Our annual Oscar Night at the Library is on Thursday, March 1. BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri ... Read More »

The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards for 2017 Films and Television Best Motion Picture Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri * Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Best Drama, Musical or Comedy               Lady Bird * The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama  Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour as ... Read More »

Supernormal: the Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay

Supernormal: the Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay A highly readable book on those who survived trauma in childhood—death or absence of a parent, abuse, divorce, ill sibling, for example—and went on with life, beating the odds. Often described as “old souls,” resilient individuals hide great pain and feel out of place and “supernormal.” If this describes ... Read More »

California Dreamin’ by Pénélope Bagieu

California Dreamin’ by Pénélope Bagieu I heard this author speak at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago along with Guy Delisle and Jérémie Royer on a panel about graphic memoirs. Bagieu’s infectious enthusiasm for her subject, her creative process, and inspiration were compelling. She captures the essence and spirit of Cass Elliott and her life before the Mamas ... Read More »

Mad: A Novel by Chloe Esposito

  Mad: a Novel by Chloe Esposito A female Mr. Ripley, Esposito has created a truly despicable and outrageous character, yet she tells a story so compelling I couldn’t stop reading. I was very squeamish in parts and, when it came to the end, well, just know this is book one in a trilogy. I’m so disturbed I don’t know ... Read More »