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


January 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/01/11

David’s Pick: Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart If you feel you’re ready for a pandemic novel, at least this one is funny. Echoing Boccaccio’s Decameron, a group of friends flee 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


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


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