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Non-Fiction

Whipping Boy
Allen Kurzweil

Fiction

The Girl Who Came Home: a novel of the Titanic
Hazel Gaynor

Talking Books

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

CDs

Chapter One
Ella Henderson

Staff Pick

Ronald Wright
Bernadette
Published in 2001, Henderson’s Spear is an engrossing page-turner.   Critically acclaimed Canadian author Ronald Wright skillfully weaves 2 narratives that occur roughly a century apart.  Olivia, a Canadian film-maker imprisoned in Tahiti, receives a letter from the daughter she gave up in England at the age of 16.  So begins her long letter to her daughter, describing her childhood and family living in the house of her distant cousin, Frank Henderson.   The 2nd narrative is from the diaries of Henderson, a naval officer serving in the South Seas at the end

DVD of the Month

Joe Madeiros
The untold story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the Italian immigrant who committed the greatest little-known art theft in history. For more than 30 years, writer/director Joe Medeiros was obsessed with finding out Peruggia's true motive. So with the help of researchers, art experts and Celestina Peruggia's children Silvio and Graziella, Medeiros and his team embarked on an epic journey leading them to the Louvre, to Peruggia's hiding place in Paris, and to Florence where he returned the painting.