brookdale library staff's Profile
|Display Name:||brookdale library staff|
|brookdale library staff's Book Lists|
|Some of Bethany's favorites (15 titles)
These are books that I kept thinking about even after the last page...
|Mesmerizing Memoirs (12 titles)
These personal life-stories will keep you reading through laughter and tears.
|Mike G. movies (6 titles)
|Mike G. books (6 titles)
This list is the result of working in a library. There is no pattern to the selections, beyond a preponderance of non-fiction. Sometimes a patron recommends a title, sometimes a book cries, "Read me!" on its way to an uncertain fate at the end of the conveyor belt.
|A Few of Rachel's Faves (25 titles)
Favorite books I've read or listened to!
|brookdale library staff's Comments|
|The night of truth [videorecording] = La nuit de la verite
This fictional story of civil war in Burkina Faso--which could represent any number of conflicts across the continent--depicts the difficult journey of a village from blind hatred to weary reconciliation. The writer's compassion shows through the characters' enmity, leading them from blind hatred to weary reconciliation and leaving the viewer staring in shock after the climax. posted Oct 7, 2013 at 5:47PM
by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Grade 6 and up. Middle school student Stanley Yelnats is the latest in a long history of Yelnats to have horrible luck. Stanley's inherited misfortune leaves him wrongly accused and serving a sentence in a juvinile detention center. Comical, heart-warming, and realistic this story will have you asking for more. posted Aug 7, 2013 at 7:16PM
|The devil's arithmetic |
by Yolen, Jane
Grade 6 and up. A mesmerizing historical story that depicts the horrors of the holocaust. An educational and compelling story that will stick with readers for life. posted Aug 7, 2013 at 7:06PM
|Into the garden with Charles : a memoir |
by Wachsberger, Clyde
A wonderful memoir about finding your dream house (warped floorboards and all) the garden of your greatest fantasies (well, it has the potential to be...) and the love of your life deep into middle age after you've pretty much given up hope. For those who love gardens and soul mates an enjoyable read. posted Aug 5, 2013 at 3:39PM
|An available man |
by Wolitzer, Hilma
Edward is a widower, ready to go quietly and singley into the rest of his life, but the well meaning stepchildren, who were kids when he married Bea, will have none of it! Enjoy how they "help" Edward break out of his much embraced loner shell. A funny and clever tale. posted Jul 30, 2013 at 3:48PM