Friday, May 20, 2011

Candy's May Staff Pick

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
PR 9619.3 .B7153 P46 2008

As quoted in the author’s Afterward, “People of the Book is a work of fiction inspired by the true story of the Hebrew codex known as the Sarajevo Haggadah. While some of the facts are true to the haggadah’s known history, most of the plot and all the characters are imaginary.” Pg 370.
Have you ever picked up a book and wondered where it had been, how it got started, who had handled it, crafted the cover, who might have had to even give their life to save it? In these modern times I can’t imagine that anyone would want to destroy a book, but in the well-crafted stories that are cast back in time, the Sarajevo Haggadah survived and witnessed such events. Read it and Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jan's May Staff Pick

The Best of Poe by Edgar Allen Poe
PS 2612 .A3 2006

Poe is the master of suspense! His poetry is timeless; memorized and recited in their beauty. His tales have been told, re-told, re-mastered, and filmed; and yet we never tire of his intrigue. Read his best again...if you liked it once, you will love it a second time.

Tim's May Staff Pick

Tolkien's World by Randel Helms
PR 6039 O32 Z66

What fascinates me about J.R. Tolkien is his ability to capture the imagination and tell stories, almost so that they sound and feel like actual history. “Tolkien’s World” gives us some great insight to who Tolkien really was as a person. Such a great book to get a real feel for Tolkien’s writings and to g9ive us insight for our daily lives. I hope you enjoy this book!!

Kristy's May Staff Pick

Kip Carey’s Official Wyoming fishing guide by Kip Carey
WYOMING SH 565 .K562 200

Thinking about going fishing now that the weather is nice?
Use this book as a guide for planning your next fishing trip.
This is a “where” to fish guide so pick a spot and go out and enjoy yourself!

Cory's May Staff Pick

The Man Who Planted Trees
DVD PN 1997.5 . MM368 2002

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” - William Arthur Ward

This beautiful film is an animated version of the story of one man dedicated to reviving the desolate landscape of Provence in the years spanning World War I and World War II. He plants 100 acorns per day and grows a tremendous forest. A great story of faith and accomplishment, exquisitely depicted.

Juli's May Staff Pick

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Laura Hillenbrand
D 805 .J3 Z364 2010

This is an AMAZING true story of survival, resilience, and redemption! Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner in hot pursuit of the four-minute mile, goes from life as an athlete to a life of a captured airman during WWII. Learning of his challenges and determination, which portray both the best and the worst of human nature, evoke a wide range of human emotions and leave the reader feeling relief and admiration for a man who defies the odds, repeatedly.