|Berthe Morisot, Little Girl Reading, 1873|
Winter is chugging along and most people seem to have frost fatigue. If you are wishing for warmer weather, visit the library for some winter relief. We can't physically send you to a tropical locale, but we can provide the means for a mental escape.
Following are some staff suggestions for books and movies with balmy locales, incandescent storylines or fiery characters:
Raiders of the Lost Ark (DVD, 1981) Join Indiana Jones in his first adventure as he toils through the jungle into the Himalayas to the Egyptian desert to find the Ark of the Covenant.
The Ruins by Scott Smith A vacation in Mexico goes horribly wrong.
The Wind and the Lion (DVD, 1975) A feisty American woman (Candace Bergen) is kidnapped in Morocco at the turn of the 20th century.
Gone With the Wind (DVD, book, et al.) Scarlett and Rhett - what more is there to say?
Lawrence of Arabia (DVD, 1962) Lots of sand and sunshine
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Life in the tropics......
Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent - Historical romance with fiery main characters.
Stealing Beauty (DVD, 1996) Beautifully done coming of age story set in sunny Italy.
Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters - An irascible Eypytologist gets herself into trouble in again and again.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Unrequited love in Mexico
No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series by Andrew McCall Smith - Light-hearted mysteries set in Botswana
Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis - how to become a real zombie; the story takes place in Haiti