Monday, February 3, 2014

Buford-Sugar Hill Branch Staff Picks

We return to the Buford-Sugar Hill Branch as another round of staff picks begins. Before moving to its current location in 1990, the Buford library first occupied a ramshackle storefront and later a single room in Fire Station 14. Who knows where the future may lead. For now, our friends in the county's northernmost branch would like to share these recent favorites.

Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.
by Delia Ephron

The late Nora Ephron's sister and occasional collaborator, Delia Ephron is a novelist and screenwriter best known for scripting The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and You’ve Got Mail. Her latest book, Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc., is a collection of essays that are witty, thoughtful, bittersweet, touching and humorous.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler

Rosemary Cooke had a different kind of childhood, one that on the surface would appear fun and exotic. She had an older brother, Lowell, and a sister, Fern, a chimpanzee who was both her closest friend and companion as well as her parents’ latest scientific research endeavor. As the chimpanzee/child/sibling/cognition study unfolds it also begins to unravel, until Rosemary, as an adult, finally delves into the memories that will explain the underlying confusion of her life.

The Wedding (audiobook)
by Nicholas Sparks

The audiobook of this sequel to The Notebook is read by Tom Wopat (of Dukes of Hazzard fame), who brings the characters vividly to life. The raspy voice of elderly Noah Calhoun is especially convincing. Wilson Lewis, Calhoun's son-in-law, forgets his 29th wedding anniversary, setting off (or culminating in?) perceived lost feelings from his wife, Jane. Has Wilson really lost Jane's love? Can he change the tide in his marriage? Noah (now in a senior home) plays a major role in Wilson’s dilemma.

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
by Wendy Wax

The tenants of a historic Atlanta apartment building are brought together by their English concierge. The reader follows three of them, women whose lives soon begin to intertwine. This is a fun read by Florida native turned Atlanta transplant Wendy Wax.

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