Tammy Starr is one of those people who knows pretty much everything there is to know about the library. She is irreplaceable around here, and we all depend on her to help us out. She’s smart, incredibly organized, always willing to offer a helping hand, and is a stellar liaison between the library and our many volunteers. Here is Tammy’s top ten favorite items in our library collection. Thanks, Tammy, for all you do for our community!
Pride and Prejudice: A spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her sisters.
The Agony and the Ecstasy : Dramatizes the life of the Renaissance artistic genius Michelangelo, recalls his love affairs, his disputes with cardinals and popes, and his years of working on the Sistine Chapel.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
Hallelujah: Infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues, and jazz, Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke, a poor cotton farmer. Love, loss, passion, redemption, make this cinematic milestone the first all-black feature from a major studio.
To Kill a Mockingbird: The explosion of racial hate and violence in a small Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
The Princess Bride: A lowly stable boy, Westley, pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup, only to be abducted and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed to the evil Prince Humperdinck. Even as Buttercup herself is kidnapped by a giant, a scheming criminal mastermind, and a master Spanish swordsman, a mysterious masked pirate (could it be Westley?) follows in pursuit.
Those Who Love: A biographical novel of Abigail and John Adams, this book presents the characters, events, and ideas that informed the formation of our American democracy.
Man’s Search for Meaning: Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man’s primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
The Last Lecture: The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
The Keys of the Kingdom: A humble priest rises from suffering and adversity to establish a flourishing mission in China in the face of poverty, war, plague, and his own superiors.