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Jan 19

Staff Picks - Variety Pack 4

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 10:49 AM by Bobbie Clark

Lewis & Clark Library ~ Staff Picks ~ Variety 


This week’s variety of staff book suggestions is a
n even mix of fiction and nonfiction 
For fiction reads, we suggest: 

  • an American classic by Ernest Hemingway,
  • an exciting time travel adventure, and
  • a quieter character study of an older woman living on the coast of Maine.

The nonfiction books include: 

  • a memoir by comic genius Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame),
  • an insightful and well-researched guide to increasing happiness in one's life, and
  • an eye-opening exploration of multicultural death/burial rituals.

Read on to see if we can entice you with any of our suggestions, and be sure to let us know about what you’re reading in the comment section at the end. 


Happy Reading!
 

 


Guil suggests . . . 

 SVP1 

The Old Man and the Sea 
by Ernst Hemingway 

A powerful tale of resolve and having faith in oneself, Hemingway employs staccato, simple sentences without needless flourishes to deliver you into the mind of the ever graceful and inspiring Old Man.  

Available in the library catalog Here (audiobook and regular print) 
Also available in digital format:  
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

 


Jill suggests . . . 

SVP2 

The Happiness Project 
by Gretchen Rubin 

Encourages one to think about happiness in a new, more focused way.  For the motivated reader, acting on Ms. Rubin's tips may even result in greater personal happiness. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook 
Montana Library2Go eBook  
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 

 


Max suggests . . . 

SVP3 

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography 
by Eric Idle 

Are you a fan of Monty Python? The Stones? Robin Williams? The Royal Family? Stephen Hawking? Want to hear the story of a woebegone orphan come cult classic come pop icon? Or perhaps of a would-be Beatle murderer beset by a Tiffany lamp? 

From tutus to Tunisia, Eric Idle’s Sortabiography has a little something for everybody. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook 
 


James suggests . . . 

SVP4 

Every Anxious Wave 
by Mo Daviau 

Are you nostalgic for music from the 1990s? Do you like time travel? Cranky and off-beat characters? Musicians may appreciate this story a little more. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eAudiobook 

 


Trish suggests . . . 

SVP5 

From Here to Eternity 
by Caitlin Doughty 

The author is an American mortician who travels the world exploring fascinating and thought-provoking death cultures including a chapter on eco-death innovation studies being done in North Carolina. By comparing customs from around the world, she demonstrates that mourners everywhere respond best when they help care for the deceased and have space to participate in the process. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Montana Library2Go eBook 
Hoopla eAudiobook 

 


Beth recommends . . . 

SVP6 

Olive Kitteridge 
by Elizabeth Strout 

If you’d enjoy an interesting read about a complex, older woman character, I highly recommend Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Each chapter reveals a different character’s perspective on Olive. By the end of the book, you have a great appreciation not only for Olive, but the entire fictional community of Crosby, Maine.  
HBO created a mini-series based on this Pulitzer-prize winning novel starring Frances McDormand with Bill Murray as her counterpart, but read the book first!  Ms. Strout wrote a sequel, Olive, Againwhich delves further into Olive’s twilight years. 

Find it in the library catalog Here 
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook 
Montana Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 

 


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