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Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

  This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation, Cousin Joseph by dramatist and satirist Jules Feiffer is an irresistible treat to read and a reason you should check out the graphic novel genre if you aren’t yet a fan. Publisher’s Summary: Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it’s the… Continue reading Cousin Joseph by Jules Feiffer Five Star Friday Recommendation

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Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

This week’s Five Star Friday recommendation is a little gem by the hilarious Amy Poehler, her memoir, Yes Please.  Part scrap book, part confessional, part rules-to-live by, we need a little Poehler to balance the very unbalanced happenings in the world today. Publisher’s Summary: Do you want to get to know the woman we first… Continue reading Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Five Star Friday

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Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is Lion a film directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and featuring an incredible performance by newcomer Sunny Pawar – the eight-year-old Mumbai native who played the film’s protagonist as a child.  Lion is based on the astonishing autobiography, A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley with Larry… Continue reading Five Star Friday: Lion, Starring Dev Patel

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Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is the debut novel, The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang.  Not only is it entertaining, it’s smart and unique.  As Chang said in an NPR interview with Steve Inskeep,  “I didn’t want to write about immigrants or people of color who feel like they just have… Continue reading Five Star Friday: The Wangs Vs. The World By Jade Chang

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Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie’s newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. Publisher’s Summary: Sherman Alexie delivers a… Continue reading Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

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Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

My Five Star Friday recommendation,  Call the Midwife,  is perfect for summer binge-watching.  The BBC series that has aired on PBS for six seasons is on hiatus until the Holiday Special later this year.  Thank goodness, your library has all six seasons, so if you haven’t yet discovered this gem, you’ve got plenty of time to… Continue reading Call the Midwife – Five Star Friday

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Five Star Friday: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Five Star Friday recommendation this week is My name is Lucy Barton  by Elizabeth Strout.  This had been on my ‘to be read’ list for nearly a year; and knowing it is the seed to her new best-selling novel Anything is Possible, I knew it was time.    Publisher Summary: Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what… Continue reading Five Star Friday: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout