Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Patron Recommendations

Our wonderful patrons often recommend material that they have enjoyed, and I thought that I would share a few of those with you. If you would like to recommend a book, audio book, DVD or useful website, simply email me at luv2read15@yahoo.com, call 762-1387 or stop on by the circulation desk.

This great modern classic depicts life in China at a time before the vast political and social upheavals transformed an essentially agrarian country into a world power. Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life—its terrors, its passions, its ambitions, and its rewards. Call numbers FIC BUC & YA BUC

This popular travel series follows guide Rick Steves' on his european travels. A number of episodes are available for checkout. He has an extensive website as well, which compliments the show nicely, at http://www.ricksteves.com/
Call numbers DVD 914

Since it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's. When Richard Paul Evans wrote The Christmas Box, he intended it as a private expression of love for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson. Though he often told them that he loved them, he didn't feel that they could ever really understand the depth of his feelings until they had experienced the joy of rearing their own children, and by that time their relationship would have changed forever. In writing The Christmas Box, he hoped that at some time in the future they would read the book and know of their father's love. (The person who recommended this book also recommended that it be read with a box of tissues close at hand.) Call Number FIC EVA

An epic on an intimate scale, Memoirs of a Geisha takes the reader behind the rice-paper screens of the geisha house to a vanished floating world of beauty and cruelty, from a poor fishing village in 1929 to the decadence of 1940s Kyoto, through the chaos of World War II to the towers of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where the gray-eyed geisha Sayuri unfolds the remarkable story of her life. Call Numbers FIC GOL & AB FIC GOL

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