Staff Picks, October 5th

  • Circulation and Outreach Manager Patricia’s Pick:

    Jackie's GirlJackie’s girl : my life with the Kennedy family / Kathy McKeon (2017 biography, 92 McKeon)
    A coming-of-age memoir by a woman who was Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and nanny for more than a decade shares the lessons about life and love that the author learned from the glamorous first lady.

  • Reference Librarian Barbara’s Pick:

    You Don't Look Your Age

    You don’t look your age : and other Fairy Tales / Sheila Nevins (2017 audiobook biography, CDBK 92 Nevins)
    A famed television producer and president of HBO Documentary Films shares frank but lighthearted advice for today’s women on how to navigate the challenges of pursuing a career in a man’s world, balancing the responsibilities of a working parent, aging in a youth-obsessed culture and thriving as a feminist in a dynamic marriage.

  • Circulation Assistant Toni’s Pick:

    Hillbilly ElegyHillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis / J.D. Vance (2016 non-fiction book call# 305.562 Vance)
    Shares the story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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Staff Picks, September 14, 2017

Technical Service Librarian Jessica’s Pick:

Not my father’s son : a memoir / Alan Cumming (2014 biography, 92 Cumming)
In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.

 

 

Circulation Assistant Holly’s Pick:

The peach keeper : A Novel / Sarah Addison Allen (2011 downloadable fiction, Overdrive downloadable)
Willa Jackson of Walls of Water, North Carolina, has lately learned that an old classmate–socialite do-gooder Paxton Osgood–of the very prominent Osgood family, has restored her family’s Blue Ridge Madam home to its former glory, with plans to open a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton, found buried beneath the lone peach tree on the property is found, Willa and Paxton must confront the dangerous passions and tragic betrayals that once bound their families.

 

Reference Librarian Cyndi’s Pick:

The playdate : a novel/ Louise Millar(2012 fiction book call# F Millar)
When Callie moved into her new neighborhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Suzy, with her rich husband and her three energetic children, has been the only one to reach out, although their friendship has recently felt inexplicably strained. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighborhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic. Then there’s the matter of Callie’s ex-husband, and the shocking truth behind their divorce . . . a truth that she would do anything to hide.

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