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Stories We Tell

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Director/writer/actress Sarah Polley brings us this well-reviewed documentary about her eclectic family, told in filmed...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
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The Normal Heart

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The Normal Heart tells the story of the early days of the AIDS crisis in 1980's New York City, when both the government and the...»

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The Madman of Piney Woods

By Christopher Paul Curtis
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CPC has hit it out of the park again! In this companion book to Newbery Honor Book Elijah of Buxton, Curtis takes us to the year 1901...»

The Birth of a Nation : How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

By Dick Lehr
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Journalist Lehr’s well-reviewed book is a detailed, well-researched, and fascinating look at the politics and controversy that...»

Lock In

By John Scalzi
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A few survivors of a pandemic called Haden’s Syndrome, which killed 400 million people,  are in a “locked-in”...»

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki & His Year of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami
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Published in April 2013 in Japan, Murakami’s latest novel had already sold over a million copies prior to its 2014 U.S. release...»

Stories We Tell

DVD

Director/writer/actress Sarah Polley brings us this well-reviewed documentary about her eclectic family, told in filmed...»

The Normal Heart

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The Normal Heart tells the story of the early days of the AIDS crisis in 1980's New York City, when both the government and the...»

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Steadfast Heart

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Tracie Peterson opens a new series called Brides of Seattle.  "Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious.  She simply believes a marriage should be build on true love.  Her father, however, thinks she's wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband.  He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners -- who is seventeen years her senior -- an idea that is out of the question for Lenore" 

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