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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thinking about Family?

Posted by Staff
As the year winds down and the holidays gear up, our thoughts often turn to family gatherings.  Whether you look forward to a happy event, or dread the inevitable, you can be sure that there is a book or movie in which the characters had feelings or situations similar to your own.

The staff at the library have provided their picks for books and movies where family plays an important part in the story; the selections run the gamut from funny to horrific, happy to sad, poignant to carefree. 

Erika K.: It's a Wonderful Life (DVD)
                The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
                Parenthood (DVD)

Amanda E.: anything by David Sedaris and Augustin Burroughs

Jacob D.: anything by Jonathan Franzen and Phillip Roth
                 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about His Father (DVD)
                 Capturing the Friedmans (DVD)
                 The Incredibles (DVD)
                 After the Wedding (DVD)
                 In the Bedroom (DVD)

Dani G.: You Can't Take it With You (DVD)

Alana T: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audry Niffenegger
               The Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris
               The Godfather (DVD)
               The Empire Strikes Back (DVD)

Gwen B.: Witness (DVD)
                Nothing Like the Holidays (DVD)
                Everybody's Fine (DVD)
                Bella (DVD)
                This Christmas (DVD)

Cary H.: A Christmas Tale (DVD),
               Stealing Beauty (DVD)
               Moonstruck (DVD)

Judy T.: Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher
               Plainsong by Kent Haruf
               Tortilla Soup (DVD)

Pam O.: Rainman (DVD)
              A Christmas Story (DVD)
              The Ref (DVD) 
              Dan in Real Life (DVD)
              Four Christmases (DVD)

Joyce D. : Every Last One by Anna Quindlan

Carrie K.: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
                 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
                 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
                 Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna

Deanne H.: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt 
                   Trip to Bountiful (DVD)

Susan C.: Grand Canyon (DVD)

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