Marilyn S.

The Horse Boy (DVD)

Thursday, August 19, 2010
The Horse Boy (DVD)

I so recommend the DVD The Horse Boy. It’s a documentary filmed and narrated by the father and mother of a small autistic boy and their approach to healing by a Shaman in Mongolia after intense years of traditional medicine and procedures in the U.S. It is so exquisitely filmed – it’s not "smaltzy" or sad – just so profound. It really shows what extreme lengths parents will go to for their child. The scenery is truly breathtaking and the final outcome for the boy is very positive.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

 

The Samurai's Garden

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Gail Tsukiyama
The Samurai's Garden

This story offers superb insight into Japanese and Chinese culture.  A great read!

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Marilyn S., Circulation

 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Friday, August 6, 2010
Jamie Ford
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

This is a wonderful story of Japanese Americans during the 1940s.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Nancy Ellis-Bell
The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog
A most interesting saga of an orphaned parrot that was adopted by a woman and all the fun trial and tribulations they go through before the parrot “adopts” her. The family is turned upside down by this "potty mouthed, one footed, blue and gold macaw." Super book!
 
Marilyn S., Circulation

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Lisa See
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

There is great detail in this book that provides enlightenment about Oriental culture.
A good story!

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Breakfast at Sally's

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Richard LeMieux
Breakfast at Sally's: One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
One Homeless Man's Inspirational Journey
 
 
This is a really great story about a homeless man who lived in his van with his dog and how he overcame his situation. "Sally’s" is a synonym for "Salvation Army."
 

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Marilyn S., Circulation
 

Half Broke Horses

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Jeannette Walls
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
A True-Life Novel
 
 
This book offers great insight into life in Arizona in the 1920s and 1930s spanning two generations. I really enjoyed it! Jeannette Walls is a quick, to-the-point, but extremely entertaining writer.
 
 

Marilyn S., Circulation

A Dog's Life

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Peter Mayle
A Dog's Life

This book takes place in France, and tells the story of a dog that escapes a cruel farm life. He lives off his wits in a village until a kind couple finds him and takes him home. The story is told by "him, the dog," and it is hilarious! A lovely book.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

The Daily Coyote

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Shreve Stockton
The Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming

A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming

 

A woman leaves New York for life in San Francisco and decides it is still not what she likes. She drives across the States, comes through Wyoming, and falls in love with it. She returns to live there. It is a great story that provides lots of insight into life in another great state, plus a look at coyotes and their precarious lives.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

Merle's Door

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Ted Kerasote
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

 

Another great story and look at life in Wyoming. Out of nowhere, a dog "happens" to join a group of people camping, backpacking, and canoeing - so they adopt him! He's given a life jacket and he joins one man's life forever. A fabulous book!

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Marilyn S., Circulation

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