Archives for Adult

The Book of Lost Names

The Book of Lost Names Escaping from Paris in 1942 after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew, a graduate student finds refuge in a small mountain town, where she forges identity documents to help hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.
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Skyfire

Skyfire Michael says, Volcano goes boom. A lightly buttered popcorn film that loses a little of the silliness factor when you read the disaster movie’s predominately Mandarin Chinese dialog as subtitles. I waited patiently for the guy on a jet ski to get hit with volcanic debris and wasn’t disappointed.
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Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Kolker Erin says, An insightful book on the history of the science and treatment of mental illness,  specifically schizophrenia. This family had 12 children born between 1945-1965 and 6 of them eventually were diagnosed with schizophrenia. The study of this family has been integral to the ongoing research of this disorder and this book is a fascinating read.
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Late Spring

Late Spring Ben says, Among Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu’s most beloved works is this moving portrait of an aging father and his adult daughter. Starring Ozu regulars Setsuko Hara and Chishū Ryū, Late Spring finds the director exploring generational conflict with characteristic grace and his distinctive visual grammar. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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Home Before Dark

Home before Dark by Riley Sager Melissa says, Maggie grew up in the shadow of her father’s book about living in a haunted house. Will she finally learn the truth after returning to rehab and sell the house? What secrets will she uncover about the town, her parents, and herself?
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Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Mary says, A gray, stone mansion on the Cornish Coast is the backdrop for the young bride, Mrs. Maxin de Winter; the sinister house keeper, Mrs. Danvers; and the late and beautiful Rebecca. Delve into the shattering truth of Rebecca…and Maxin de Winter.
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