September 2020 Staff Picks


September 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/09/10

Brenda’s Pick: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese This novel appeared over 10 years ago. Written by a doctor, the story follows the lives of identical twin boys, Shiva and


February 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/04/24

David’s Pick: The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See Dargis, Manohla (ed.)  This collection of New York Times film reviews is fascinating to skim


December 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/12/19

Brenda’s Pick: Maiden DVD “The finish line knows no gender.” This is a true sailing story with original footage from 1989. What makes it so unique, exciting, and inspiring is


October 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/10/16

David’s Pick : The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies by David Thomson “This book is a love letter to a lost love, I suppose” writes Thomson near the end of


August 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/07/31

David’s Pick: Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell One of Orwell’s funniest and most visceral books, Down and Out describes, in glorious and squalid detail, some months


June 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/05/30

David’s Pick: Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy by Manuel Castells This brief but dense book addresses the recent turn to the right, in some cases to the far right, in


April 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/05/01

Jayme’s Pick: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman People can see into the future; lives and deaths are predetermined at birth; magic, especially women’s magic, plays an important role. To give


February 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/02/20

Brenda’s Pick: My brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante This novel introduces the full depth of friendship that develops between two young girls born in Naples, Italy: Lila and Lenù. Growing up in


December 2018 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2018/12/12

Brenda’s Pick: Land of lost borders: out of bounds on the Silk Road by Kate Harris A Canadian and multi-faceted explorer, Kate Harris, and her friend rode a section of the


October 2018 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2018/10/03

Brenda’s Pick : No baggage: a minimalist tale of love & wandering by Clara Benson I hate packing for a trip, so this book title caught my eye. It’s an engaging