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September Staff Picks

Movies and More

Bridge of Spies
Set in the cold war, lawyer Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks) defends a Russian spy and arranges for a prisoner exchange. A tense story based on true events. --Laura

Man on a Ledge
A gripping story about crooked cops and one who goes to the edge to prove his innocence. --Laura

The Walk
Directed by Acadamy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, this movie is about Pilippe Petit and his quest to walk on a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers. --Marsha

 

Fiction

The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo
My book club all enjoyed this one. --Robin

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
Fun to revisit a classic with great life lessons! --Robin

Arrowood—Laura McHugh
Still struggling with her life years after the disappearance of her twin sisters, Arden Arrowood comes home to Keokuk, Iowa, looking for answers. Beautiful description and great old houses. --Laura

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
The second in the Guardians Trilogy from this best-selling author. You just can’t beat her dialogue and clever characters. And if you like time travel, magic, and mermaids, all the better. --Laura

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline 
The combination of pregnancy, secrets, and murder, make this an exciting story to read! --Marsha


Nonfiction

Cats of Instagram
Irresistible photos! A great book if you just need a smile. --Laura

Martin Van Buren by Ted Widmer
An informative read. Much to learn about our eighth president. --Robin

A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach by Loreen Niewenhuis
A very interesting account of the author’s “lake trek,” including the industrial, agricultural, and geological history of the land that surrounds Lake Michigan. --Becky

William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins
Just president for 31 days but many similarities between his campaign and ours today! Interesting.

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