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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 »

The Turner House

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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy A debut set in Detroit, with a family of 13 grown children and an aging East Side house.  From Flournoy’s website, a link to her recent New York Times op-ed on Detroit and her Dad. And here’s what Booklist had to say: *Starred Review* The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street on Detroit’s East Side ... 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 Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

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The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills “Kyle Mills  picks up Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp without missing a beat and  dives right into a taut, suspenseful story of a traitor in the CIA who steals a wealth of sensitive documents. Mitch Rapp quickly tracks the traitor down and dispatches him—but the stolen data is out there, and starts turning ... 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 »

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

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Fates and Furies by Laren Groff “Fates and Furies is the story of a marriage, divided into two sections. The first, Fates, focuses on the husband’s story. The second, Furies, completes the tale, focusing on the wife. “It’s a dramatic read, believe me,” says Russo”. – NPR.org “Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and Fates and Furies is ... Read More »

The Lake House by Kate Morton

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The Lake House by Kate Morton “Bestselling storyteller Morton excels in this mystery set against the gothic backdrop of 1930s England … Morton’s plotting is impeccable, and her finely wrought characters, brought together in the end by Sparrow’s investigation, are as surprised as readers will be by the astonishing conclusion”~ Publishers Weekly “A nuanced exploration of family secrets and betrayal ... Read More »