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January 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

Brenda’s Pick: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis I was in the middle of another book when I picked up Fifteen Dogs and couldn’t stop reading it. The premise of the story is fascinating, a group of dogs given the gift of human thought. These dogs live in Toronto and their tale continues under the eye


September 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Becky’s Pick: Lila by Marilynne Robinson Lila is born into rough life in the 1920s, we meet her cold and lonely as a young child, left outside at night by the adults who (we can only guess) are meant to care for her. She is spared a miserable death by Doll, and they eventually join


July 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/05/09

Brenda’s Pick: Finding Vivian Maier (DVD) by John Maloof The story of Vivian Meir is captivating, not only because of her photography but in the way she was discovered. She was a single woman working as a nanny in Chicago in the 1950’s to the ’90’s. No one ever really paid attention to her “hobby” which


May 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Brenda’s Pick: GET UP! (CD) What a combination and collaboration of music! When I first listened to this album produced by Ben Harper, who wrote most of the songs, and featuring Charlie Musselwhite, now 68, I felt transported to a grassy hillside at a Music Festival somewhere, just laying back and listening to two fantastic