Staff Picks: February 2013

The Aviator’s Wife

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This is the story of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She was the shy daughter of a diplomat, a graduate of Smith College and the wife of Charles Lindbergh. From Charles' famous exploits to the kidnapping of their infant son through the reclusive life they were forced to live because of being hounded by the press, this is a fictionalized but fascinating account of Anne's life and how she dealt with all of it. Anne was an accomplished pilot herself and the first female licensed glider pilot, but first a wife and mother and this eventually brought her into conflict with her husband. A very readable book which brings to life a very interesting historical couple.

In the Kingdom of Men (Large Print)

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Gin was raised in backwoods Oklahoma by her fundamentalist Christian grandfather. She escapes by marrying hometown hero, Mason McPhee. He takes a job with an oil company in Saudi Arabia and Gin's life changes in ways that she could not have foreseen. This is an interesting picture of an expat's life in Saudi Arabia in the late 60's. Ultimately, can you go home again and do you want to?

Me Before You

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Will had the perfect life - young and attractive with a great job, beautiful women and fantastic, extreme vacations. One rainy day, he has a tragic accident that leaves him a quadriplegic. Louisa has lived her whole life in a small town and seems content with her limited horizons. When Louisa comes to work for Will as a caretaker, both of their lives will change forever. He has given himself 6 months before he will commit suicide. Louisa is determined to make him change his mind. But... can she and should she?