A Few Recommendations from Our Trustees and Volunteers

Judy Acampora: “The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles is set in a rare time and place (1930s backcountry Brazil) and combines historical incidents with the story of two sisters who follow divergent paths.”

Robert Doyle: “Capital by John Lanchester. Fun, gripping and a great read.”

Apple Gifford: “I really loved Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s told in a unique way and it weaves historical fiction, sci-fi, and suspense thriller into one overarching narrative. It also gives the reader a lot to think about by revisiting the same themes in different stories and settings. It’s unlike any book I’ve ever read, and I am still thinking about it months after finishing it!”

Julie Lavorgna: “In The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home Howard Frank Mosher intersperses descriptions of his recent book tour across the United States with reminiscences of his first years as a teacher in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Delightful.”

Bobbe Ragouzeos: “Any book on CD by David Sedaris. I have had to pull over to the side of the road because I was laughing too much to drive.”

Steve Squires: “Rent is one of only two movies (the other being Mama Mia!) that I had to see twice before returning to the Library. Adapted from a Broadway musical, Rent has absolutely great music, energy, and superb performances. And be sure to watch the bonus DVD. This is no ordinary musical, and the story behind it makes it even more compelling. (Not suitable for children.)”

Teddi Tucci: “The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya and The Good Son by Michael Gruber are novels for anyone who is interested in understanding Muslim culture and world view.”