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Staff picks from Chardon

November 24, 2017

Katy suggests Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield
Just when you thought you knew everything about the Beatles, along comes a new book which challenges the stereotypes we have of the four lads. Rob Sheffield, an editor at Rolling Stone magazine, uses his encyclopedic knowledge of rock and pop music history to explore the Beatles and how they fit into music history and pop culture, the evolution of rock and roll, and how one band continues to inspire new generations of music fans. The book is cleverly divided into short sections based on song titles and concepts (like “The Mystery Inside of George”) allowing for the reader to jump around to their favorites or devour the whole collection. This is a great read for Beatles fans and music enthusiasts across the spectrum.
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Chris recommends:
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
This is a book about the disastrous May 10, 1996 storm on Mount Everest which claimed the lives of 15 people, the largest single day loss of life at that time.  The 2015 movie Everest is loosely based on this book.
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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
This fiction title tells the story of Monsieur Perdu, a bookseller or “literary apothecary” whose shop is a floating bookstore on the Seine.  Using his intuitive feel for the right book the reader needs, he mends broken hearts and souls.
Available in the following formats:
Large Print
Audiobook (CD) (download/stream)


Kim recommends Miracle on 34th Street – both 1947 and 1994 versions!

Cheryl suggests The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe


Isabella recommends Westworld

I watched all of Westworld season 1 in a day! It’s an HBO drama with this world kind of like Jurassic Park but instead of dinosaurs, it is with robots. Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Anthony Hopkins all star in it.
Emmie suggests:
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill
Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Amber suggests:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (movie)
Fruits in Suits by Jared Chapman (picture book)
Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani (picture book)
The Foundling by D. M. Cornish (J Fic)
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (Y Fic)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Adult Fic)
Christmas story:
The Gift of the Magi – older short story by O. Henry
Award Winning Films:
Hidden figures

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