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Staff RecommendationsApril 2020

Quirky Nonfiction & True Crime from Brent

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby, RBdigital.

All of these books and more are available through OverDrive/Libby and RBDigital

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: This debut is a hilarious and informative look at the life of a person working in the death care industry.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: This irreverent and comedic book is filled with questions about death submitted by children. The author gives each question and honest response, no matter how unsettling. A must read for parents of children who ask questions like, “Will my cat eat my eyeballs?” (Also available here)

For more of Caitlin Doughty, check out her YouTube channel — Ask A Mortician.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A true crime mystery that reads like the most elaborate fictions, this it he story of the upper class Savannah, Georgia society and the murder that rocked their tight-knit community.

The Wicked Boy: A chilling story of a Victorian murder in London. You’ll never guess who committed the crime! It’s hard to believe this is a true story.

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Book Rec from Bobby

Posted on in Book, OverDrive/Libby.

The Martian by Andy Weir

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Criterion Movies from Matt

Posted on in Kanopy, Movie.

Find Criterion Collection titles and more through Kanopy

The 400 Blows – One of the best early French New Wave films and a great look at troubled youths. Truffaut uses careful and thoughtful direction to show minor events and how they can shape Antoine’s life.

Seven Samurai – My pick for the greatest film ever made by the greatest film director who ever lived. Everything about this epic film is masterful from the nuanced and well developed characters to the superbly acted performances of the cast. The ingenuity of the action scenes and frantic pace hold up even by today’s standards.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – A beautiful French musical where every line of the movie is sung. Demy’s movies are wonderfully saturated in color and Deneuve is so beautiful in this movie that your heart will break right along with Guy’s.

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