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The Nightingale

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to ... Read More »

Boston Girl

Boston Girl

Boston Girl by Anita Diamant “Reading Anita Diamant’s The Boston Girl is a bit like listening to an older relative tell stories at Thanksgiving—and that’s a good thing. Because Addie Baum, the book’s 85-year-old narrator (who is telling her tales to her college-age granddaughter throughout the book), is one entertaining older relative. The story Addie weaves is of her own ... Read More »

Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller. Fuller, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, has written a new memoir of her life in America and the painful disintegration of her marriage.  Well-loved for her colorful memoirs of an African childhood with complicated, unorthodox parents, Fuller writes of  her struggles with ... Read More »

The Oscars

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The Award Season continues…Oscar nominees were announced today.  Winners will be announced on February 22.  Links to the library catalog will be added as we are able to purchase the movie titles.  Oscar Night at the Library is February 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Branch. BEST PICTURE American Sniper Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)  WINNER Boyhood The ... Read More »

Golden Globe Nominees & Winners – Movies

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Best Motion Picture – Drama Boyhood WINNER Foxcatcher The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Julianne Moore – Still Alice  WINNER Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon – Wild Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything Jennifer Aniston – Cake Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Eddie Redmayne – ... Read More »

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .”  This is how Abby Whitshank  always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The  Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable    kind of specialness. But they are also ... Read More »

SAG Nominees & Winners for Movies & Television

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The Screen Actors Guild announce their winners January 25.  Links will be updated as the library acquires more titles. How many have you seen?  Movies coming soon… Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Birdman - WINNER Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory of Everything   Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading ... Read More »