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American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis Thoroughly entertaining, in a delightfully snarky way, Ellis (a native Southerner now living in New York City) conjures up these little short story gems about the different role of housewives in the modern world. From a battle over a co-op common area to an introductory entrée into an established book club, Ellis writes with a vivid and razor ... Read More »

Book Before Movie

There’s an impressive list of upcoming movies based on books. We will get the dvds once they are available to libraries but in the meantime why not read the book first?  Click here for the list, with links to the books in our library catalog. Let’s hope the movies do justice to the books!   Read More »

21st Century’s Greatest Films

BBC Culture surveyed film critics from around the world for their lists of the century’s greatest films since 2000.  Here’s the top 35, just about all available at GPPL.  How many have you seen?  Click here to see the full list and commentary.       Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000) There Will ... Read More »

The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch

The Fairy Tale Girl by Susan Branch This is part one of Branch’s memoir of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s and her disappointing first marriage. Her broken heart really resonates and I very much look forward to part two (“the best is yet to come”) in Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams. If you enjoy memoirs, you will especially ... Read More »

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron Julia Cameron has inspired millions with her bestseller on creativity, The Artist’s Way. In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or ... Read More »