“The Devil In the White City” by Erik Larson

Erik Larson writes nonfiction books that read like fiction.  Filled with facts, they have been heavily researched but he manages to keep the writing lively and anything but a dry read.  The Devil In the White City does not disappoint readers who are familiar with his work.  Centered around Chicago’s hosting of the World’s Fair in […]

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The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales

A normal day at the office is anything but typical for the employees of the Regional Office. A shadowy organization whose mission is to serve as “a barrier of last resort between the survival of the Planet and the amassing forces of Darkness,” the Regional Office recruits and trains super-powered young women to combat evil. […]

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“Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple

When her hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her. Bee compiles an impressive collection of documents – including private emails, journal entries, and official FBI documents – in order to track down the elusive Bernadette. It’s […]

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“The Name of the Star” by Maureen Johnson

The Name of the Star is the first in a series by Maureen Johnson.  The main character, Rory, is from Louisiana but is spending a year at a London boarding school when she is the witness to a murder.  The city of London is immediately put on edge by the murder which appears to be […]

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The Danish Girl (DVD)

This movie is adapted from David Ebershoff’s book and tells a story loosely based on Lili Elbe, one of the first known transgender women to undergo sex-change surgery.  Born Einar Wegener and married to Gerda, both painters, Lili was “born” when Einar did a sitting dressed as a woman for one of his wife’s paintings.  Recognizing her […]

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