May 2022 Staff Picks


May 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/05/21

Brenda’s Pick: Between two kingdoms: a memoir of a life interrupted by Suleika Jaouad   Suleika Jaouad’s memoir has two parts: her life in the first “kingdom” was when she


March 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/03/10

Brenda’s Pick: A little chaos DVD co-written, directed and starring Alan Rickman A little chaos” is a charming story set during the time of King Louis XIV and the building


October 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/10/12

Brenda’s Pick: Ripe Figs: recipes and stories from the eastern Mediterranean by Yasmin Khan This is a gorgeous book about food, people, and recipes and stories about them all. The


August 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/07/29

Brenda’s Pick: We are all perfectly fine: a memoir of love, medicine and healing by Jillian Horton M.D.  This memoir winds in and out from within the setting of a meditation


March 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/03/06

Brenda’s Pick: The reality bubble by Ziya Tong This book takes aim at humanity’s willful blindness through a series of chapters that create an awareness of wonder and then shows


January 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/01/05

Brenda’s Pick: The smallest lights in the universe by Sara Seager Toronto-born author/astrophysicist, Sara Seager was recently named an officer of the Order of Canada for her research and study of


November 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/11/10

Becky’s Pick: Caste : the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Reading through the last chapters of Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent during the days around the 2020 US


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


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


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