Staff Recommendations and Reviews

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Recommended by Rachel

This book was recommended to me and WOW! It is not a book that I normally would have picked up but I’m glad I gave it a try. It is written from the standpoint of a girl who was murdered and went to heaven. She is looking down at her family and friends as they walk through life. Do people in heaven really look down at us and see how we are doing? Very thought provoking!

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Recommended By Sharon

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is a star-studded movie about the ”Golden Age of Hollywood”.
Starring actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Bruce Dern, Bruce Lee and more, it is a story featuring 1960’s Hollywood.  In it T.V. star Rick Dalton has his own western series and  is a next door neighbor to actress Sharon Tate and husband, film director Roman Polanski.  Co-star, Brad Pitt, won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor in his role as Rick’s easy going best friend and stunt double. Openly showing things like cigarette smoking, the movie is a mix of comedy and drama.  A “cigarette” plays an important part in the movie and has you guessing about the title “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”! 
I found the movie memorable and recommend watching it! I would give it 3.75 out of 5 stars.​​

Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

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Recommended By Ana

This is an older book, but fitting for the times we are in! New York Times food editor and reviewer. New York and restaurants…2005 and you could sit next to friends or family. Funny, good food stories, and even some recipes to try! Definitely a good read!

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