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Book Review: Songs For The Butcher's Daughter

Reviewed by Arlene Sandner, Librarian

Songs For The Butcher's Daughter

Summary:
A memoir of an immigrant poet who was born into a world of chaos and poverty.
His life story is translated from Yiddish, and re-told by a young Catholic
former student of religion and language who found temporary work in a
warehouse of Yiddish books.

Review:
This tightly woven, fast paced story will take you to the depths of the
Russian immigrant experience of the early part of the 20th century. The
author is a winner of The National Jewish Book Award.

Large Print: Cozy Up to a Good Mystery

October is a perfect month to read something spooky.  Do you like mysteries, but don’t like a lot of gore or violence? Cozy mysteries may be just right for you!  Jessica Fletcher, the heroine of the Murder, She Wrote series, leads off this list of recommendations, followed by other plucky woman detectives and even a cat!

A Little Yuletide Murder by Donald Bain
Santa’s been murdered! Actually, it’s farmer Rory Brent, who's played St. Nick at Cabot Cove's annual holiday event for years. Now Jessica has to track down the humbug that did it!

Living Large: Non-fiction in Large Print

Our large print collection has been steadily growing over the past few years. In fact, it has become so large that we had to move it downstairs where it could continue to expand!  You may already know that we own tons of bestsellers, mysteries and romances in large print, but did you know we also have lots of great non-fiction titles?

Just in the past few weeks, we’ve added:

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffery Zaslow
Eleven childhood friends grew up in the small town of Ames together. Remarkably, and despite living in eight different states, they have stayed friends for over forty years. Their stories are collected here with photographs, recounting their good times and bad from marriage to death.

Genealogy Online for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm and April Leigh Helm
Delving into your family history?  There are lots of great resources online and this text will guide you to them.  Many of them are available right here in the library!

New DVDs for July 2009

Three-Day DVDs

Arabesque (1966-Gregory Peck Collection)

Cape Fear (1966-Gregory Peck Collection)

Captain Newman, M.D. (1967-Gregory Peck Collection)

The Code (Morgan Freeman)

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Crossing over (Harrison Ford)

Defiance

The Education of Charlie Banks

Friday the 13th(Remake of the 1980 film)

Fired Up

Frozen River

Ghajini (Foreign Film-India)

Gran Torino

He's Just Not That Into You

Hulla (Foreign Film-India)

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